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Multiple Account Detection & Prevention
Mod Version: 1.1.3, by Kiros72 (Member) Kiros72 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (87 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 1036
Released: 17 Dec 2008 Last Update: 01 Apr 2009 Downloads: 5755
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It happens all of the time. Some members will make multiple accounts to back their own opinion or get an extra vote in a poll. Here's a modification that will detect and prevent multiple accounts, as well as notify the administration about multiple accounts. Inspiration for this modification came from the work of MPDev (creator of the Multiple Account Login Detector) and randominity (creator of the Multiple Account Registration Prevention). This is basically a combination of those two modifications but with new and improved functionality.

This is not an update to the "Multiple Account Login Detector (AE Detector)" nor is it an update to the "Multiple Account Registration Prevention." If you have either one of these (or both of them) installed, you should uninstall them before installing this modification.

With the initial release of Multiple Account Detection & Prevention, I believe that I have fixed previous bugs/complications as well as improved the efficiency and logic of the code. This is my first publicly released modification. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions!

Confirmed! This works perfectly on all vBulletin 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 versions.

Unfortunately, I cannot give support right now. I may be able to help periodically, but until my schedule yields some more free time, I won't be much support. Please check back in a week or two.

Basic Details
File Edits: None
Template Edits: None
New Files: 6
Hooks/Plugins: 3
Global Phrases: 36
Install Time: 2 Minutes or Less
Install Difficulty: None, Very Easy

Features and Settings
- Login Detection
- Registration Prevention (Multiple Methods)
- Ignore Child Accounts
- Ignored Users
- Ignored Usergroups
- Ignored ISPs
- Prevention Usergroup
- IP Address Based Prevention
- Extended IP Address Prevention
- IP Address Time Inclusion
- Banned Account Check
- Primary Banned Usergroup
- Cookie Expiration Time
- Cookie Refreshing
- Cookie Name
- Cookie Reset
- Multiple Account Reporter
- Reports via PM
- PM Report Recipients
- Reports via New Thread
- Forum for Report Threads
- Verbose Mode
- BB Codes: LIST, URL, CODE

How it Works
With every newly recognized login/registration, an account-counting cookie is set (or added onto) with the member's User ID. Depending on the settings, Multiple Account Detection & Prevention will analyze the cookie during login/registration to see if there are any multiple accounts.

Login Detection offers cookie-checking and reporting. Registration Prevention offers the same thing, plus more advanced features. First of all, when it prevents an account from registering, it actually moves the registrant to the Prevention Usergroup so that the administration can review the case. This also allows for customized privileges for recognized multiple registrants. Registration Prevention also has IP address detection which finds out just as much information about users. Depending on an administrator's preference, this modification can also reban a new registrant if one of their previous accounts has been banned. In fact, if the administration wishes, multiple registrants can simply be denied registration all together.

Whenever there is a detection/prevention, the modification will report the information to the administration through private messages, a new thread, or both (depending on settings). The Multiple Account Reporter can be any valid user.

Known Issues
- vB Optimise users: Reporting via thread seems to get messed up by vB Optimise, so try reporting via PM instead.
- PhotoPost vBGallery users: The registration handling appears to not work properly when PhotoPost vBGallery is enabled.

From what I can tell, these known clashes have been caused by the other modification's coding. The author of vB Optimise will not even work with me to fix it. Until they improve their coding, I'm not sure if I can do anything about these issues. As far as I know, administrators that do not use the above modifications will not have any problems.

Installation / Upgrade
Unzip the package (madp.zip), upload the files to your forum location, and import the product file (allow overwrite if upgrading). Please read the ReadMe.txt file that is packaged with the modification for more information.

Please remember to mark this modification as installed if you use it!
If you like it, nominate it for the Mod of the Month!

Thank you!

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 20 Dec 2009, 04:54
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Has anyone who was having problems with it not posting threads anymore found a solution?
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Is there any chance on a vb4 version?
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 23:03
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Is there any chance on a vb4 version?
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 19:21
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Definitely needed for 4.0!
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Old 05 Jan 2010, 18:29
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If user xyz is tagged and a thread is created in the designated report forum, the next time he is tagged will this mod create a new thread or reply to his existing report thread?
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 10:54
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No doubt at all, need for 4.0
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Old 13 Jan 2010, 14:08
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Seems to work under vB 4.0.0 PL1
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 10:12
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Originally Posted by nottsosoft View Post
I installed this and now my members can not sign on and I can not sign into admin cp. Please help....
Warning: Unknown([path]/madp/detection.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3

Fatal error: (null)() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home2/momsinst/public_html/forum/madp/detection.php' (include_path='/usr/lib/php:.:/usr/php4/lib/php:/usr/local/php4/lib/php') in /home2/momsinst/public_html/forum/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3
I got the same error. Can anybody help?

p.s.
I found...wrong dir...

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Old 20 Jan 2010, 15:08
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Man I hope someone can help me quickly because I can't go into my ACP after installing this. I get this error!!

Warning: require_once([path]/madp/detection.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/thebull/public_html/forums/madp/detection.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/thebull/public_html/forums/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3

EDIT: O jeez, I am such an idiot.....nevermind......uploaded the files wrong....sorry!

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Old 20 Jan 2010, 22:10
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I am trying to force a Prefix on the thread that is created, and I would assume that this is done through the detection.php file. Around what line of code would I look to hard code a specific prefix into this function?

Thank you
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 21:14
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Uninstalled, no support, and does not work with VBOptimize, PM or Post.
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 06:17
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Can someone confirm if this work with vb4.x ?
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 23:19
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I have it installed on vB PS 4.01 and it works. Have had only 1 mysql DB error with this program so far.
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 14:59
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Man I hope someone can help me quickly because I can't go into my ACP after installing this. I get this error!!

Warning: require_once([path]/madp/detection.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/thebull/public_html/forums/madp/detection.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/thebull/public_html/forums/includes/functions_login.php(185) : eval()'d code on line 3
For anyone else that gets this, be sure your madp directory is immediately below your forum root directory. The instructions say:
1) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)
So I'm sure some users are creating the madp directory as [forum dir]/upload/madp instead of [forum dir]/madp
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Old 16 Feb 2010, 19:37
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Interested on the version for vb4.0.1
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