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One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup
Mod Version: 1.2b, by mfyvie (R.I.P) mfyvie is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2008 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (100 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 940
Released: 28 Aug 2007 Last Update: 20 May 2008 Downloads: 5243
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*** Staff note: The author of this modification has passed away in a diving accident. We wish his family all strength in dealing with this tragic issue. ***

One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup

The main purpose of this mod is to clean up after a spammer. With a minimum of fuss it will:
  • Delete all threads started by the spammer
  • Delete all posts made by the spammer
  • Delete all PMs sent to other members by the spammer
  • Delete all calendar events made by the spammer
  • Ban or delete the spammer as you like
  • Ignore permissions - posts can be deleted in areas that a moderator may not have access to.
The option to activate this tool appears in the drop-down menu in the postbit, as well as on the profile page. From here it is a "one-touch" operation, with the small exception that you must press a confirmation button before the cleanup is made.

See the screenshot for the various options, but some of the more interesting ones are:
  • You can specify individual users (in addition to groups) who can use this tool. This means certain trusted, non-moderator users could have the ability to clean up spam and ban spammers.
  • You can specify users or groups who are protected - they cannot be deleted by this tool.
  • By default, users who have registered more than 30 days ago are also protected from this tool (spammers tend to be caught and removed fairly soon after registration)
  • You can turn the various deletion targets (threads, posts, events, PMs) on or off
  • Select between hard delete or soft delete
This mod is similar to some older mods, but improved in a number of ways:
  • You also have the choice to alter the standard ban and delete reasons before you press confirm.
  • Deletes more types of spam (PMs, events)
  • Simple, quick, effective
  • Single file import (.xml) no file edits, no template edits, no .php files to upload
  • Should work on all versions of 3.6.x and future versions

Download and import the .xml file via AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product. Remember to click overwrite if upgrading


Once installed, check in your AdminCP under "VBulletin settings" and look for the configuration group called "One-touch Spam Ban & Cleanup Options". The default options should be fine for most people.

How to use

If you have rights to use this tool (i.e. are an admin or moderator, or have configured it for the relevant user or group ID) you should see the option appear on the member profile page, or in a drop-down on the postbit (see attached screenshots for an example). The idea is that as soon as you see a spammer select the "One-touch Ban & Clean" option to remove all trace of the spammer.


Support will be given to those who have:
  • Read these instructions (and followed them) and
  • Clicked install
Version history

1.0 - initial version (28.08.2007)
1.1 - security fix (21.09.2007)
1.2b - Beta Fix to work with vb3.7.0 (20.05.2008)

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Old 06 Sep 2007, 13:40
Stifler Stifler is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
my only problem with the mod is that it shows the user making the ban as "Unregistered" so it's hard to log which mod is doing it.. Would it be possible to get that added?
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 02:42
soletrader soletrader is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by mfyvie View Post
Ok, in that case I'm out of ideas :-) When I get a chance I'll have to take a look at alternative ways of implementing that, in the meantime you could try my suggestion of changing ".=" to "=" to fix it. Let's see if anyone else reports the same issue.
I am having the same issue. Can you please guide me on where I need to change ".=" to "="? Thanks
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 02:52
momo2 momo2 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
So i can delete all threads or post by any person with this ?? if so this is the best mod of the year, i got some old posters not spammers but they are over 2500 of them so i can just click and bye bye ????
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Old 16 Sep 2007, 10:36
giovannicosta giovannicosta is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Fantastic, been needing this for a long time.
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 00:40
Bomb-Chelle Bomb-Chelle is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Great hack. Makes things MUCH easier.
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 03:04
rayw rayw is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: Ray
Tested and working great on 3.6.7 - Thanks a lot. Fantastic Mod
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 03:35
rayw rayw is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Real name: Ray
Ok, bit of a problem! *see attached*

The further you go down a thread (for every post made) another instance of One-touch Ban & Clean is added to the list.
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 04:56
mishb68 mishb68 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Installed! Thanks
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 07:56
Scooterpig Scooterpig is offline
Join Date: Feb 2005
Great hack thank you and have it installed and working fine but I also had the same problem of the option missing from the Postbit template so I had to add it manually.

It installed itself in the postbit_legacy but not the postbit template, dunno why but all good now thanks..
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Old 19 Sep 2007, 09:01
firefox100 firefox100 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Installed, 3.6.8, no problem. Great hack.
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Old 20 Sep 2007, 15:54
[email protected] TrIn@dOr is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006

Can u add a "single post mode deletion", working like a soft delete with "spam reason"??
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Old 20 Sep 2007, 16:44
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69lakalle 69lakalle is offline
Join Date: Apr 2007
deeeeeeeeam i sooo need this for my forum
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Old 20 Sep 2007, 19:10
realsumon realsumon is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
mfyvie u save my life. Thanks for the module.
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 05:20
pitzerwm pitzerwm is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
I installed this and really hadn't had a chance to use it. But today, as un registered/logged in, I clicked on an avatar and I could see the option to ban, I clicked on it and appeared that it would have let anyone to ban anyone.

I'm sure that this isn't the way it is suppose to be.

Followup: I was reading everything again, and checked the users groups, that was right 5,6,7 but I didn't have the users ID: entered, when I added my user id, it is working as expected.

Last edited by pitzerwm; 21 Sep 2007 at 05:39.
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Old 21 Sep 2007, 10:01
TheBaker TheBaker is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Am I right in saying you've forgotten to update the version number of 1.1?
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