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Mod Version: 3.7.002, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (47 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 818
Released: 23 Dec 2007 Last Update: 30 Apr 2008 Downloads: 2646
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The ever popular "miserable users" hack for vb 3.7. Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. This version is based on the vb 3.6 version. Credit to Zzed for the original idea.

When classed as miserable, a member suffers ;

1. Slow response (time delay) on every page (20 to 60 seconds default).
2. A chance they will get the "server busy" message (50% by default).
3. A chance that no search facilities will be available (75% by default).
4. A chance they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
5. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).
6. Post flood limit increased by a defined factor (10 times by default).
7. If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above options are set in the vBulletin Options.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then create your 'miserable users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the hacks settings area (vBulletin Oprions > Miserable Users). To make a member suffer just edit their profile to add them to the miserable users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group).

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If you upgraded your forum with the 3.6 version installed then it will continue to work, no need to upgrade - otherwise install this in the normal manner.



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v3.7.001 - Initial vB 3.7 version.
v3.7.002 : Installation Code Updated.

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Old 28 May 2008, 23:43
centralss centralss is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
for some reason it['s not working on my 3.7.1 or the previous 3.7.0. Not sure what happened. I have a test account it it doesn't do what it did before, by delaying, etc.. It just goes right on through everytime.

any ideas, let me know. In the meantime, I'll check some other things. Thanks.
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Old 28 May 2008, 23:59
centralss centralss is offline
 
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ok, in case others have the same problem, I found out the Usergroup ID was wrong! So I set it to the right one and it works wonders. God what a PITA it is, lol. Test account are ALWAYS good for these things. lol
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Old 31 May 2008, 13:35
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thx a lot!
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Old 31 May 2008, 13:39
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Originally Posted by obiefan View Post
Does this mod create a server load?

It seems that since I installed it, my server load has shot up from 0.02-0.04 range to 0.6- 0.9 or higher. I run both accounts on this dedicated box. I only have 30 - 100 users at any time.

Thanks for thoughts
That is my concern too.
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Old 07 Jun 2008, 14:14
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It's so evil I love it!
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Old 10 Jun 2008, 22:48
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There is an exploit with this. I had a member exploit it and logged into ever account on my site. Then he was able to go into my server and mess with all of the other sites that I host. You should look into this if you need proof please post here and i will have the guy do it again.
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Old 10 Jun 2008, 23:30
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Sorry, but I think someone is winding you up. There is nothing in this to exploit, it has no user input at all.
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 00:28
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I am curious as to how much server load this would stress on my server?
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 00:51
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Far too small to measure.
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 21:08
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Great mod Paul,

I have a little question..... if you put a registered usera that you want to be miserable, you put like miserable user but like an adittional group, is this also works ?? or the miserable group have to be the unique group of that user ??

thanx

Mario
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 21:09
mariocaz mariocaz is offline
 
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Oh yes I saw that in the notes of the mod, thank you a lot my friend!!!
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Old 13 Jun 2008, 21:56
Hannan Hannan is offline
 
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Nice MOD, thanks
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Old 14 Jun 2008, 14:37
KerryAnn KerryAnn is offline
 
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Whoo hoo! Perfect!
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 17:25
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Another fine hack Sir. <3 Thanks
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 02:12
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BY FAR one of my favorite "hacks". Drives folks bananas, and they typically think the site just has something wrong. Great for the PITA or spammer wanna-be members, who don't add any value or stir up the pot.
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