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Moderate New Registrations Based On IP Geographical Origin
Mod Version: 3.00, by Jafo232 (Coder/Designer) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.5 Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 88
Released: 09 Dec 2008 Last Update: 11 Feb 2009 Downloads: 371
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This mod will put any new registration into moderation so you can either approve or deny based on the physical location of the IP address. If the IP is located in a country that you white list, the registration will go through as normal.

This may be different for everyone else, but on my forums, I have yet to have a Russian IP sign up for anything other than posting SPAM. This plugin has moderated them all!

I hope to have time to eventually expand this to do other things. This works with 4.0.x.

You MUST download the zone files from this site:

http://www.ipdeny.com/ipblocks/

The free license does not allow me to include them with the product, plus it is better to download the latest files anyway.

No real screenshots to show here, sorry.

Changelog:

12/20/2008
  • Coded the routine in, instead of using external whois program.
  • Now compatible with Windows
  • (39 download of 1.0)
2/11/2009
  • 77 downloads at this point
  • Rewrote application to use zone files rather than relying on Arin
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 15:40
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Reserved...
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 15:57
dboogie2288 dboogie2288 is offline
 
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So uh, dumb question, I've got it installed....now what happens? Your readme, and description is a little vague.
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 16:24
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Users who register from countries not on your white list will be moderated.. What else do you need to know?
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 16:55
dboogie2288 dboogie2288 is offline
 
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Ok, I dig it. I didnt know if perhaps that within the moderation panel it would show countries of origin..stuff like that. But since, I moderate everyone, this isn't really relevant...thanks for the info.
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 17:11
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Yeah, if you moderate everyone, then this won't be useful. It is more for fine tuning your moderation criteria.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 07:23
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How do you know that the account signed up is going to be a spam bot or not? Because when I look at any spam bot that has spammed viagra, computer sales, TVs etc. They truly look like a legit user until they start spamming weeks later.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 14:14
meissenation meissenation is offline
 
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If you analyze their IP address they will probably be from Russia or Turkey since it seems like most of the problems of the internet derives from over there. While not as effective, if you use a website like whatsmyipaddress.com and enter the IP address into the search box it will tell you an approximation of where the IP originates from.

In any case, sounds like a great idea but since I have Windows Server 2003 so it's no good for me.

Last edited by Marco van Herwaarden; 21 Dec 2008 at 10:25.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 15:50
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
How do you know that the account signed up is going to be a spam bot or not? Because when I look at any spam bot that has spammed viagra, computer sales, TVs etc. They truly look like a legit user until they start spamming weeks later.
This will not tell you 100% that someone is a spam bot, however it is no secret that vast majority of forum spammers come from places like Russia, etc.. This mod will determine the country of the IP address, and if you have not white listed that country, it will put it into moderation so you can approve it.

My motivation to write this is because of one forum I run that is a local forum for a small area in NY State. It makes no sense for people from Saudi Arabia or Russia to even want an account there. At first I was just going to outright deny registrations to these countries, but figured for prudence sake, to put them in moderation just in case there was a false positive.
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Old 12 Dec 2008, 21:27
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Still wishing you'd write this for Windows Server 2003 also.
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Old 13 Dec 2008, 02:37
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If you can find the program called "whois" for windows, then this might work with it.
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Old 21 Dec 2008, 00:05
BiZiMDiYaR BiZiMDiYaR is offline
 
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How to react on such stupid comment !

Originally Posted by meissenation View Post
If you analyze their IP address they will probably be from Russia or Turkey since it seems like most of the problems of the internet derives from over there. While not as effective, if you use a website like whatsmyipaddress.com and enter the IP address into the search box it will tell you an approximation of where the IP originates from.

In any case, sounds like a great idea but since I have Windows Server 2003 so it's no good for me.
Dear Sir,

I don't expect that you read this... but I still need to tell you this... TAKE care on your comments !!! If you call my family scum, that same to you and your familiy is scum for me also, take a look there and do NEVER ever make such remark again to catogorize a whole country, due to some persons. !

MODS, how to accept such comment ?? Doesn't anybody look ??? I hope his comment will be deleted very soon and edit mine pls !

Thanks.

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Old 21 Dec 2008, 01:04
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by BiZiMDiYaR View Post
Dear Sir,

I don't expect that you read this... but I still need to tell you this... TAKE care on your comments !!! If you call my family scum, that same to you and your familiy is scum for me also, take a look there and do NEVER ever make such remark again to catogorize a whole country, due to some persons. !

MODS, how to accept such comment ?? Doesn't anybody look ??? I hope his comment will be deleted very soon and edit mine pls !

Thanks.
No offense BiZiMDiYaR, but most of the SPAMMERS do come from those regions, and SPAMMERS are scum. If that offends you, then perhaps your country should take harsher steps against these people.

Meissenation did not say ALL people from these places are scum but:

If you analyze their IP address they will probably be from Russia or Turkey since it seems like most of the scum of the internet derives from over there
At least when a UK or US spammer is found, their ISP shuts them off, their Governments go after them, and they are hunted like dogs. In Russia and Turkey, nothing happens to them. This is a fact.

The reason I made this mod was not to start some international incident, but to try and shut out these idiot spammers in any way I can. Is that offensive? Surely not nearly as offensive as waking up in the morning and checking your FAMILY ORIENTATED forum to find that some Russian IP posted about 30 threads all containing XXX rated pornography. If it was up to me, the Internet should be cut off from these places until their Governments can at least make an attempt at policing its use.
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Old 21 Dec 2008, 03:15
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Ok, I broke down and made a Windows compatible version. Should work on all platforms now for that matter..
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Old 21 Dec 2008, 09:54
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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People please cool off. Unless your family are spammers (or other unwanted internet activity), then nobody insulted your family our your fellow countrymen.

Only thing that has been posted is the observation that a lot of "scum" on the internet originates from IP addreses in those countries.

Edit: In order to avoid misinterpretations we have changed the word "scum" to "problems". This should still leave the original mesage meaning the same, but avoiding words that might be understood in the wrong way.
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