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Mod Version: 0.61, by pedigree (Coder) pedigree is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.0 Rating: (100 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 1205
Released: 23 Dec 2009 Last Update: 27 Dec 2009 Downloads: 6147
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vbStopForumSpam

Mod of the month winner October 2009.... That cant be bad


Apologies in advance, this is a copy of the 3.6/3.7/3.8 mod that has been verified to work in 4.0 (its so that I dont get a billion PMs asking if it works in 4.0)

This provides access to a RBL type system for forum admins, listing known spam IP / email / usernames. The RBL database is provided by www.stopforumspam.com. You do NOT need an API key from the website in order to access the database. only to submit data if you should wish to do so.

At the point of user registration, the mod checks if the IP number / provided username / email addresses appear on a block list and can block the registration.

Whilst this isnt the most perfect way to stop all forum spam, its another step that spammers have to overcome.

What it does

It checks with a remote database of known forum spammers. Their IP number, email address and forum username are tested and based on your configuration, you can reject / log / accept user registrations based on what you get back.

This version doesnt have
- whitelisting or the ability to submit users to the database but it will within the next week.
- automatic user deletion / post / PM purging. There are good tools out there already, this does something else.

Instructions are included in the installation.txt file - PLEASE read it first and dont forget to actually upload the files in the upload folder, otherwise it WILL kill your registration progress and you wont see the log file options in admincp.

Changes to vB
- 3 new database tables
- 2 database table alternations
- No new templates.
- 2 Hook (register_addmember_process & register_addmember_complete)

Ive tested it but had feedback that it works with versions as old as 3.6.2... Support should go back to older versions, as long as they have hook support for register_addmember_process / register_addmember_complete

For code to submit spammers to the database, check this post for code changes
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=288

Reported to work
- 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.9, 3.6.10, 3.7.0, 3.7.1, 3.7.2, 3.7.3, 3.74, 3.80, 3.81, 3.82, 3.83, 3.8.4, 4.0beta3, 4.0 Gold
, 4.2pl1,2

Installers should remember to refresh their ACP navigation window when they first install it so they can see the new log file menu item.

REQUIRES MySQL 4.1.1+

There is a small mod, coded by Wired1 that will allow you to submit spammer details to the database from the admin control panel, here http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=289 This relies 100% on javascript being enabled and makes no tests that it is enabled.

You need to have an API key from www.stopforumspam.com in order to submit data, its free and easy to get... You DONT need an API key in order to use this mod however, only to submit spammer data.

Issues are
- The usergroup permissions / view details etc DONT work. I jumped the gun and put the permissions controls in there before I put the code in. Please delete the includes/xml/bitfield_vbstopforumspam.xml file and rebuild your postbit

Installation
- Follow the instructions in the zip file, that includes the file upload the correct folders.

Please click Installed

The original thread is at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481 where there is a wealth of knowledge about the mod, please ask questions in there.

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Old 12 Jul 2010, 11:26
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Wtcemgzqh => [email protected] => 95.27.178.101
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 12:31
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smithylius 2010-07-12 12:52:03 [email protected] 41.155.105.66 Allowed registration
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Old 12 Jul 2010, 14:19
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xfbacuoz 2010-07-12 15:11:40 [email protected] 95.26.227.7 Allowed registration
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Old 13 Jul 2010, 20:40
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any clue how to make it work with facebook and it think those are spammers?
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Old 14 Jul 2010, 10:35
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Wtcemgzqh => [email protected] => 95.27.178.101

smithylius 2010-07-12 12:52:03 [email protected] 41.155.105.66 Allowed registration

xfbacuoz 2010-07-12 15:11:40 [email protected] 95.26.227.7 Allowed registration

smithylius 2010-07-14 11:26:45 [email protected] 41.155.90.113 Allowed registration

Peexo 2010-07-15 17:52:49 [email protected] 212.152.53.27 Allowed registration

ioqvjpct 2010-07-16 11:30:39 [email protected] 95.26.81.121 Allowed registration

Feeepooo 2010-07-17 09:19:14 [email protected] 212.152.53.110 Allowed registration

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Old 18 Jul 2010, 21:46
rsuplido rsuplido is offline
 
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Why are you guys reporting the spammers here? Do it here: http://www.stopforumspam.com/add

I agree, check only for email and IP addresses, not usernames.

Last edited by rsuplido; 18 Jul 2010 at 21:56.
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Old 19 Jul 2010, 06:57
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Great mod, thanks!
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 17:53
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This is a great mod, I've really relied on it for a long time. Unfortunately as others have posted, it doesn't work in vB4 when users try to register with their Facebook account. They are rejected as spammers and the logs as to why are empty.

I'd be happy to throw a few dollars in the donation bucket to get this fixed.
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 23:04
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Same here. Love this mod, but when the Facebook connect is enabled with Auto-Register, they are rejected as spammers.
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Old 26 Jul 2010, 22:01
YFZBOB YFZBOB is offline
 
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I don't use Facebook interface registration. But I am happy to report it did stop a Spambot within an hour of installing vbstopforumspam. Installed on version 4.0.5

Unregistered 2010-07-26 14:40:23 [email protected] 94.23.18.220 Result on field username - Unregistered - Spammer and rejected by policy
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Old 03 Aug 2010, 20:30
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Great mod but it is a shame it blocks facebook registrants. This is a great way to obtain new traffic..

I will see if it is only the one click registration that is being blocked or is it the url, email or ip's that are being blocked?

There has got to be a fairly easy way to make an exception to allow Facebook users to register..

Great mod though besides that one issue..

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Old 03 Aug 2010, 20:50
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We have a plugin that does the same functions as this plugin available on our site right now.

Its been modified a bit to work with vB4 and facebook as well as other enhancements.

If you want to give it a week we have version 1.0.3 which we will be posting on vbulletin.org that has some additional functionality including Akismet integration, and auto submission to both SFS and Akismet services, and automatic moderation based on certain admin-defined criteria.

We are running the newer version now on our live site, and it seems to be working fine.

If you want the functions of this Stop Forum Spam plugin but with Facebook functionality on vBulletin 4, you can find it here:
http://glowhost.com/forums/blogs/mat...orum-spam.html

Version 1.01 and 1.02 were internal releases that were not stable.

Version 1.0.0 and version 1.0.3 are the stable versions. I will update this thread when v 1.0.3 is released in the next week.
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Old 04 Aug 2010, 10:14
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Thank you, GlowHost. I'll give your product a try!
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 15:35
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Hi Maipoman, sure thing. Actually we released a new version today on vBulletin.org that has some additional functionality. Enjoy!

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...t=Spam-O-Matic
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Old 10 Aug 2010, 17:23
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this isn't working correctly it's denying innocent people as well, i get 200 - 500 registrations per day i receive about 20 = 30 emails per day from people that have been denied registration, i tried to re-register my self and it denied me, 4 times out or 5 on the same ip address....

True it does stop the spam bots but it you also lose some members because it denies them when it shouldn't

I'm not taqlking about the facebook loggins either i don;t have that enabled on my forums
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