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Mod Version: 0.06, by Floris (Member) Floris is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (9 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 161
Released: 15 May 2006 Last Update: 07 Jun 2006 Downloads: 801
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Due to the recent announcement of Internet Brands telling they are suing XenForo, I decided to immediately stop updating my vBulletin modifications, because I am not supporting this action.

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  #301  
Old 15 Feb 2007, 18:51
fishhub fishhub is offline
 
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i hope to see add-ons for fake no of viewers in forum sections.
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  #302  
Old 10 Mar 2007, 02:39
wickedstangs wickedstangs is offline
 
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Vb 3.6.5

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Currently Active Users: 62 (2 members and 60 guests)
Most users ever online was 65, Today at 07:34 PM.
gmntmare, 04screamingyellow, wickedstangs, goonies

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How can I change members to 2 members to coincide with the fake members?
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  #303  
Old 10 Mar 2007, 12:27
Ncturnal Ncturnal is offline
 
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Originally Posted by wickedstangs View Post
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Currently Active Users: 62 (2 members and 60 guests)
Most users ever online was 65, Today at 07:34 PM.
gmntmare, 04screamingyellow, wickedstangs, goonies

Fake Names

How can I change members to 2 members to coincide with the fake members?
If you can't get 2 more people to visit your forum, maybe you should close it?
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  #304  
Old 03 Jun 2007, 09:05
Floris Floris is offline
 
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This modification still works on the 3.5.x branch, but I have no intention in giving support, or keeping it up to date, or to include more features. If any .. it will be for 3.6.7pl1 or higher, and through this thread: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...hreadid=117933

I recommend everybody to upgrade to vb 3.6.7pl1, and upgrade to the latest build of this modification (see other thread).

Thank you all for your support and for the positive (and negative) feedback.
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  #305  
Old 05 Jun 2007, 12:34
mihai11 mihai11 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Thumbs down

This should have never been release. What is worse is that a VB team member is behind this.

Like you said, Floris: some people will enjoy themselves with this. The problem is that you should not envoy yourself in all circumstances. Personally, I reject relations with people that "envoy themselves" in this manner, and guess what: I still have a lot of friends. It's just a matter of choice.

There are a lot of people that steal (I mean in real life), but inventing a system that permits them to steal more easily (for example by automatically detecting old people, which are easy targets) is even more immoral than the actual act of stealing.

The web is still in its infancy. I hope that in the future will be laws against this kind of behavior.

Besides the moral priciple, there can also be implications on the long term:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232188


Regards,
Razvan M.
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  #306  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 05:21
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HuangA HuangA is offline
 
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Real name: Andy Huang
Originally Posted by mihai11 View Post
This should have never been release. What is worse is that a VB team member is behind this.

Like you said, Floris: some people will enjoy themselves with this. The problem is that you should not envoy yourself in all circumstances. Personally, I reject relations with people that "envoy themselves" in this manner, and guess what: I still have a lot of friends. It's just a matter of choice.

There are a lot of people that steal (I mean in real life), but inventing a system that permits them to steal more easily (for example by automatically detecting old people, which are easy targets) is even more immoral than the actual act of stealing.

The web is still in its infancy. I hope that in the future will be laws against this kind of behavior.

Besides the moral priciple, there can also be implications on the long term:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232188


Regards,
Razvan M.

If you don't want to use it, by all means don't use it.
Bigboard compliance was also coded in so if you want to avoid forums using this you can. Simply check the HTML near that area for comment which starts with "bbcompliance".
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  #307  
Old 26 Jun 2007, 03:57
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ru55ian ru55ian is offline
 
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is there a way to add fake info to "Members visited Today" mod?

this mod:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=members+visit
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  #308  
Old 29 Jun 2007, 03:10
rooney72 rooney72 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Originally Posted by ru55ian View Post
is there a way to add fake info to "Members visited Today" mod?

this mod:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...=members+visit

Good Question - I'm going to start a new forum and faking 100 members is no big deal. Once I get over a 1000 members, this hack will be useless. However yes Members visiting today do not correspond with total number of users on board. ANy modifications?
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Old 14 Aug 2007, 17:07
Fox2k Fox2k is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mihai11 View Post
This should have never been release. What is worse is that a VB team member is behind this.

Like you said, Floris: some people will enjoy themselves with this. The problem is that you should not envoy yourself in all circumstances. Personally, I reject relations with people that "envoy themselves" in this manner, and guess what: I still have a lot of friends. It's just a matter of choice.

There are a lot of people that steal (I mean in real life), but inventing a system that permits them to steal more easily (for example by automatically detecting old people, which are easy targets) is even more immoral than the actual act of stealing.

The web is still in its infancy. I hope that in the future will be laws against this kind of behavior.

Besides the moral priciple, there can also be implications on the long term:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232188


Regards,
Razvan M.
Just a short note to everyone flaming Floris for this mod. If you are so upset about the concept of fake statistics then it would apepar to me that you are simply insecure about your site's ability to retain its members with original content. If a site is able to start up, use this mod to entice membership, then after a few months they have become a thriving community, well I have news for you - This mod didn't cause it. It may have accelerated the process a bit, but nobody in their right mind will register with a forum that has inflated numbers, then hang around if nothing interesting is going on. Your mentality is akin to stating that nobody should make a 6-figure income unless they have worked at mcdonalds for 10 years, no matter what their qualifications are. If this mod bothers you, don't use it. If you are running a large community site, then you are not a part of the target market, anyways.

As a side note I would also suggest that, having been in the position of a starting webmaster trying to create a community, do you not remember how difficult and time consuming it was? Would you not then be happy to discover a product that may decrease some of this burden for others? Or is it some sort of elitist mentality in which you feel that 'I went through the hardships, everyone else should go through it too'. If that's the case, then you have my pity.

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I can definitely appreciate the value that this mod would have both to sites just starting out, and those in other circumstances such as undergoing a database migration. Very nice work!
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  #310  
Old 22 Aug 2007, 11:51
PAKIDIL PAKIDIL is offline
 
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hi there nice hack but does this also show like in forum " Intorduction" (16 viewing) and so on to other forum ?
waiting for reply
thanks
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  #311  
Old 08 Sep 2007, 00:10
enjoyyaself enjoyyaself is offline
 
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yeaaaaaaaaaa...sick hack!
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  #312  
Old 08 Sep 2007, 05:07
Dave Hawley Dave Hawley is offline
 
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Just a short note to everyone flaming Floris for this mod. If you are so upset about the concept of fake statistics then it would apepar to me that you are simply insecure about your site's ability to retain its members with original content.
Err, the only insecurities would be from those that feel the need to deceive their visitors. Those that don't, are the most unlikely to feel "insecure".

Lying and deceit ARE 2 main factors in insecurity.

I believe most running a serious above board business, see no long term value in being deceitful. But, each to their own
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  #313  
Old 08 Sep 2007, 11:04
fishhub fishhub is offline
 
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ok, lets all try to stop argueing over this. Be happy.
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  #314  
Old 11 Sep 2007, 16:32
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nickypoooo nickypoooo is offline
 
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i think it would be an even better idea to be able to have fake viewers. where it says (## viewing) in the forums. you would be able to set the number of "fake" people viewing. i think this would make people sign up a lot faster if they know (think) theres a lot of people viewing
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Old 11 Sep 2007, 20:34
tobaro tobaro is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
we had a HDD crash and lost roundabout 20.000 threads and aprx. 230.000 postings. That hack helps to get real stats back and therefor I like it. Sure, if you wanna fake your stats it makes it easy now. Otherwise, in my community we have about 3 million page hits a month and huge amount of posts each hour. What sense makes it to fake a page with 45 users online if they do not post one word in 2 hours
so, keep cool, everybody will see soon, if a board is busy or a stat-faked deadzone
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