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April Fools - Ban User
Mod Version: 1.00, by Adrian Schneider (Coder) Adrian Schneider is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 RC 1 Rating: (9 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 81
Released: 01 Apr 2008 Last Update: 01 Apr 2008 Downloads: 560
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A slight modification of an in house experiment described here.

Users are prompted with the option to ban any user they choose for a period within 3-30 days. Upon submitting, there is a half second pause, then the username switches with their own name followed with another half second pause, before the script finally submits. Don't worry -- the user input here is completely ignored.

The entered username is completely ignored, and the user submitting the form is banned for the period they entered.

Refer to attached screenshots for more info.

It's up to you to link to this file, and you can also view ban.php?do=view for a list of banned users.


... you may want to unban some of these users the next day. No pressure though.

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  #46  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 02:11
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Roxie Roxie is offline
 
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Real name: Ro
This worked well for us. Members ended up IMing or texting me asking me to let them back in. Luckily they are all very good sports! I wish more people had fallen for it. But after everything else I pulled, they were too scared to even click the link. lol
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  #47  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 08:58
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Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
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Real name: Matt
Originally Posted by cheat-master30 View Post
I removed this because people were literally going insane and calling it broken.
rofl. I can just imagine my members doing the same and blamming me for it being broken when in fact they just got fooled lol
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  #48  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 15:31
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PoetJA-1975 PoetJA-1975 is offline
 
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Real name: Jacquii Cooke
Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
I changed mine to hours (as I wrote) and lessened the amount of time they could do it for. Some of the users actually came back and then went and banned themselves again. I have some silly users!
LOL - Did they not understand they were banning themselves?!?!? HAHAHAHAHA! Crazy lol

Jacquii.
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  #49  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 16:20
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Lynne Lynne is offline
 
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Real name: Lynne
This was a big success on my board. I had several users ban themselves and I also had several PMs from users saying thank you for thinking they were a "trusted user" and giving them the banning power while we were gone on our BBQ.
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  #50  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 23:44
Theoldwiz Theoldwiz is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Lynne if I do your change will all banned times be changed, or just for this mod? (I know its a bit late)
Thanks!
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  #51  
Old 02 Apr 2008, 23:48
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Lynne Lynne is offline
 
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Real name: Lynne
Originally Posted by Theoldwiz View Post
Lynne if I do your change will all banned times be changed, or just for this mod? (I know its a bit late)
Thanks!
Just for this mod. You are editing the ban.php page which was included with this hack and is the page users get sent to 'ban' someone.
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  #52  
Old 03 Apr 2008, 06:25
leginag leginag is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
The mod was fun and it was funny seeing ppl complaining in our chat box.

However, there is an issue when I am trying to unban them.

When they get 'banned', their primary group just gets changed to "COPPA users awaiting moderation", but when I search for users in that usergroup, it says there aren't any in there.

So I just can't go an unban them all easily. I now have to get them to report to me that they were banned. :s which is a pain cos there are some hundred+ ppl

Is there something I am missing? How can I mass-unban everyone?
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  #53  
Old 03 Apr 2008, 15:33
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Lynne Lynne is offline
 
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Real name: Lynne
You can see all banned users in Users > View Banned Users. The top of the list shows all users that are just temporarily banned.

What makes you think they are being moved to the COPPA group if when you go to view the users in that group you see none?
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  #54  
Old 03 Apr 2008, 16:10
fly fly is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Originally Posted by Magnumutz View Post
It works on 3.6 as well.

About 1 hour ago, i had 40 of my members banned

But now i unbanned them and let them know
It didn't for me. It threw the users in another group I created years ago for another project. Additionally, it doesn't show me who is in that group. Meaning, I have people banned and don't know who they are. I even tried running a SQL query to see who was in my group 31. It shows no users, yet I removed another member out of the group today.

Yeah, this thing totally screwed my 3.6.8 install, but its my fault for not seeing that this was a 3.7 hack...

I just hope and pray that the unban part works and they will be able to get back on the forum.
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  #55  
Old 03 Apr 2008, 23:11
leginag leginag is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lynne View Post
You can see all banned users in Users > View Banned Users. The top of the list shows all users that are just temporarily banned.

What makes you think they are being moved to the COPPA group if when you go to view the users in that group you see none?
When I go to view banned users, there aren't any of the users that were banned.

But when I go look at the individual user profile they say they are in the COPPA group, and I have to change that to registered user. But when I look at the COPPA group, there isn't anyone in there:S It's like..phantom user group!
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  #56  
Old 03 Apr 2008, 23:18
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Lynne Lynne is offline
 
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Real name: Lynne
Originally Posted by leginag View Post
When I go to view banned users, there aren't any of the users that were banned.

But when I go look at the individual user profile they say they are in the COPPA group, and I have to change that to registered user. But when I look at the COPPA group, there isn't anyone in there:S It's like..phantom user group!
Looking in the code, you can see he bans them to usergroup 8. If you deleted that group or changed it in anyway from the Default Banned Group it was defined to be by vBulletin, then I would imagine that could cause the problems you are seeing. Perhaps you deleted the group, so they are stuck in some usergroup 8 that doesn't exist.
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  #57  
Old 04 Apr 2008, 00:11
fly fly is offline
 
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Originally Posted by leginag View Post
When I go to view banned users, there aren't any of the users that were banned.

But when I go look at the individual user profile they say they are in the COPPA group, and I have to change that to registered user. But when I look at the COPPA group, there isn't anyone in there:S It's like..phantom user group!
You must have installed this hack on 3.6.x, like me. I'm screwed until these banned members somehow get in contact with me.

edit: And yes, I don't have a usergroup 8...

editedit: Wait! Maybe I can run a sql query looking for group 8. brblulz

editeditedit: That returned nothing either. Maybe I got everyone, or they are still in limbo...

oh, and the SQL query I used was

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  #58  
Old 30 Apr 2008, 06:40
tbrown7552 tbrown7552 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
maybe im retarded or it was never mentioned but where does the .php file go?
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  #59  
Old 30 Apr 2008, 07:36
jerx jerx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by tbrown7552 View Post
maybe im retarded or it was never mentioned but where does the .php file go?
I haven' t used it, but you most likely should copy it to forum root.
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  #60  
Old 09 May 2008, 03:13
Xorn Xorn is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
I am now banned...How do i unban my self...i set it to 60*$days and i am passed the time it gave me to unban

actually i am one hour passed...:'



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lol now its gone
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