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Multiple account login detector (AE Detector)
Mod Version: 1.03, by MPDev (Member) MPDev is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.1 Rating: (94 votes - 4.84 average) Installs: 1444
Released: 23 Jun 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 5713
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Same plug-in found here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=125871


There are no differences as this plug-in works with the 3.5, 3.6 or 3.7 releases of vBulletin.


If you are like me and migrated from .threads, a common modification was an "AE detector", a simple mod that saved a cookie of a history of ids logged into on your site. If someone logged into more than one account, you got a PM letting you know that your site was being accessed from multiple accounts.

Over the years this was very helpful in identifying users who were posting under multiple accounts (alter-egos!) and users who would return after being banned.

You might be wondering why I don't use the vbcookie call - well, thats because on logout all vB cookies are cleared, so we need to store a cookie that is not effected by the login/logout process.

New Installation
1. Add New Product with attached XML
2. Go to vBulletin Options -> AE Multiple Login Detection Settings and set your specific settings.

Time to install: Easy - 2 minutes.

Upgrade
If you installed this as a Plug-in manually, you can delete that plugin and install this Product, just make sure to go into the Options and set them accordingly.

I hope you find this useful and will click INSTALL if you use it; should it prove useful to enough people I can look at making this installation more automated without the need for edits and an Admin Options page.

To upgrade you will want to reimport this XML file and edit your options accordingly.

1.0.3
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. Added a check to ensure that users weren't deleted when reporting violations
. added htmlspecialchars_uni call to username

Note: I am unable to get the call to construct_phrase with $vbphrase['multiplelogin_alert'] to work reliably, as such the $message variable is still set manually inside the plug-in and not via the phrase. If anyone has an idea of why this might not always work, I'm all ears.

1.0.2
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. Updated to include exclusion groups, users
. Changed so PM is sent by ae sender id

1.0.1
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. Released as a Product (thank you PHPGeek2k3 for your help)
. Added option to post to a forum versus send a PM (or both)
. All settings moved into Admin Option

1.0.0
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Initial release.

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Old 18 Jul 2008, 23:09
cnutter cnutter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ProAzn View Post
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Not sure this answers my question. I will be more clear.

Say mod has account xxx under mod usergroup.
Then creates an account xxa under regular usergroup

Does the mod app ignore both accounts if mod usergroup is set to ignore. In other words does it ignore the xxa account cause it has the same ip as the mod usergroup account??

Thanks.
If your mods userid is added to teh ignore it will ignore any account created by him. At least thats the way its working on my site.
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Old 19 Jul 2008, 18:47
MarkFoster MarkFoster is offline
 
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Thanks allot!
Awesome mod and i nominated it

Great!

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  #48  
Old 21 Jul 2008, 04:27
edongski edongski is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Finally, I made it work.

First of all, I did not uninstall the malfunctioning one. I did this edit found HERE
The observed it for a while and uninstalled it.

Then I redownloaded the product here and installed it. Works like a charm. It can PM me and create threads at the same time.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 02:35
richTV richTV is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
just reinstalled for 3.7.1 Patch Level 1 so i'll wait and see how it handles.

anyone try the Registration Prevention add-on to this hack for 3.7?
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 03:06
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got it thank you
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 13:52
Raptor Raptor is offline
 
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seems to be working on 3.7.2
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Old 01 Aug 2008, 15:06
MeMySelfNi MeMySelfNi is offline
 
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I had the option for his to make a new thread once a mutiple user name was detected and it was working. Now it has stopped making the thread. Any suggestions?
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  #53  
Old 04 Aug 2008, 12:57
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logicuk logicuk is offline
 
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This hack dont work at all for me and im not a vbulletin newbie

Me and my friends both tried this and it wont work.

i made 2 accounts and logged into both - no dupelicate account report
my friend made 2 accounts and logged into both - no dupelicate account report

Any ideas??
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Old 05 Aug 2008, 19:25
Gizmix Gizmix is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
I installed.
And i have installed alot of mods at the same time, And when I create a new account to test it. When i log in to the new account it says Security token missing. Is that what the AE detector says?

Thanks if you can clarify this
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 02:34
ProAzn ProAzn is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Real name: Dianna
Originally Posted by logicuk View Post
This hack dont work at all for me and im not a vbulletin newbie

Me and my friends both tried this and it wont work.

i made 2 accounts and logged into both - no dupelicate account report
my friend made 2 accounts and logged into both - no dupelicate account report

Any ideas??

Same. We had an actual member create a multiple account and no detection, no threads, no pm's. I noticed it was a multiple after doing a ip search on new registered account and brought up an existing one. Using 3.7.2. What's wrong? Anyone know why it's not working??
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 13:50
DISLEX DISLEX is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ProAzn View Post
Same. We had an actual member create a multiple account and no detection, no threads, no pm's. I noticed it was a multiple after doing a ip search on new registered account and brought up an existing one. Using 3.7.2. What's wrong? Anyone know why it's not working??
we seem to be having the same issue
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  #57  
Old 06 Aug 2008, 16:11
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Videx Videx is offline
 
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Lots of us are having an issue with this mod. It just stops working for no obvious reason. And, since it has no automatic test feature, one often has no idea it's stopped working until months pass. Some have reported it may suddenly work temporarily.

What's odd is that we haven't heard a word from the author about it. Presumably it must still be working for him or he would have said something, maybe asked for login credentials to check things out. Or at least give up the mod so some other coder can try to fix it.

Note that a lot of bug reports are still over in the 3.6 thread, as many of us didn't even notice this separate thread being started for 3.7.
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Old 06 Aug 2008, 18:34
ProAzn ProAzn is offline
 
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Real name: Dianna
I guess the only surefire way is through the search ip function and do it manually as I've done in the past. Ok for a small forum but once it gets to huge numbers, it's a PITA!! No help from the designer/coder??
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 21:09
ProAzn ProAzn is offline
 
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Real name: Dianna
Originally Posted by ProAzn View Post
Same. We had an actual member create a multiple account and no detection, no threads, no pm's. I noticed it was a multiple after doing a ip search on new registered account and brought up an existing one. Using 3.7.2. What's wrong? Anyone know why it's not working??


No one? bump!
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  #60  
Old 08 Aug 2008, 21:53
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Note that simply having the same IP will not trigger this. We've got lots of members with the same IP; they don't worry me.
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