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Spambot Stopper - Prevent Spambots from Registering
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by kh99 (Senior Member) kh99 is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2017 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (11 votes - 4.55 average) Installs: 63
Released: 01 Feb 2013 Last Update: 08 Mar 2013 Downloads: 311
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What is it?
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This mod rejects registrations where the form is filled out in less than a minimum time. You can configure one of the following actions to be taken when an automated registration is detected:

- Show a "No Permissions" page
- Display the "Successful Registration" message but without creating an account
- Redirect the user to any URL you choose
- Reload the registration page with an error message of your choosing

You can also provide a list of email addresses to be notified each time a registration is blocked.

In the future, I'd like to add some simple logging and statistics, and a summary type of email notification (because people seem to quickly get tired of the single emails).

Note: I coded this myself from scratch, but I would like to acknowledge a couple of previous mods that used this same idea, by users Calorie and noppid, and maybe others. In any case, I believe this one adds some features that the others don't have.

Other advantages: no ads or links, no abuse of update notifications, no disappearing features, no threats to delete the mod (it will never be deleted, at least by me). Also, translations are allowed.

Installation:
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1) If you have "Is Bot", "Stop the Registration Bots", "Spammers Suck!", or another mod that works on registration time, note any admincp settings for that mod then uninstall it.

2) Import the product XML file from the Product Manager.

3) Go to Settings > Options > Spambot Stopper Options and configure the desired settings.

4) IMPORTANT: try to register a new user to make sure that there are no problems with humans registering. If you want, you can also temporarily set the minimum time to a higher value (like 60 seconds) and test to see if the spammer rejection is working.



History:
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1.0.1 (Feb 1, 2013)
  • Initial Release

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Anti-Spam Options Spambot Stopper - Prevent Spambots from Registering kh99 vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 499 04 Nov 2017 02:45

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Old 11 Jan 2016, 04:42
oldengine oldengine is offline
 
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Good luck putting a million posts on vB5.
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Old 20 May 2017, 17:12
Kestryll Kestryll is offline
 
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I know this is an old mod but I'm hoping someone who has installed it has some insights on a problem I'm having.

This blocks anywhere from 500 to 2000 spam bots a night on my forum which is great but periodically it blocks a legit registration with this message:
a registration attempt was rejected because the form was filled out in less than 10 seconds (1495254543 seconds). The registration form info was as follows:
That's a lot of seconds and well over 10, by a few thousand days actually.

Anyone have an idea why this is happening?

Thanks!
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