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[GlowHost] Spam-O-Matic for vB 3.8 (StopForumSpam, Akismet, Auto-Moderation and more)
Mod Version: 1.2.5, by GlowHost.com (Coder) GlowHost.com is offline
Developer Last Online: Feb 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (30 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 435
Released: 12 Aug 2010 Last Update: 30 Sep 2010 Downloads: 2841
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

We have released a mod for your vBulletin 3.8 that should stop almost all forum spam on your vBulletin boards. It is basically an (anti)Social Networking RBL to keep your forums clean!

This version is BETA and was developed specifically for vBulletin 4. However we believe this should work on vBulletin 3.8 so we have put it here for you in case you want to try a more robust Spam solution than what is currently available.

BETA is not a good word, this is more of an "Unsupported Backport" for earlier versions of vB.

The "REAL" Spam-O-Matic system was developed for vB4. This version is for you guys and gals that need to spend less time managing the spamers on your board(s). We hope it helps! The important features should work.

The original mod for vB 4 is located here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

IF YOU RUN vB4, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT THREAD!
Look at the URL above,
(sorry for caps)

This version is for vBulletin 4.x though has been reported to work on 3.6+
We only offer support on vBulletin 4.x as the 4.x version will have features not possible in the 3.x series.

This module has the ability to submit new spammer details to the StopForumSpam or Akismet databases automatically, all without any new templates or manual template modifications!

Just install the product in the product manager, upload a few files, configure the system and you are done. (Estimated time: 5-10 minutes)

How it works:
New registrations are checked against the known spammer database at StopForumSpam.com. If the email, IP, or username exists in their database, the user (or bot as the case may be) is denied registration on your forums. If they make it past the SFS check, they are checked against several Automatic Moderation rules, and are also checked against the Akismet service for known comment spam.

A) StopForumSpam:
The StopForumSpam Module lets you:
  • Check a registrant's IP address.
  • Check a registrant's email address.
  • Check a registrants Username.
  • Disable or enable any of the above checks.
  • Block and log, or, allow and log known spammers.
  • All registration attempts are logged for your viewing pleasure.
  • Several other performance tuning options
If they are not found in the StopForumSpam database or are allowed registration by your rules, their registration details are passed to the built-in vBulletin registration system. (Human verification, etc)

It is completely invisible to humans who are registering that this process is taking place. Bots are stopped dead in their tracks.

If a spammer is able to sneak past the first line of defense, and manages to post, then there are secondary and tertiary protections.

B) Auto-Moderation:
Auto Moderation lets you:
  • Define how many URLs a new member can post before being sent to moderation.
  • Define keywords that will send a post to Auto-moderation (viagra, porn, meds, etc)
  • Define minimum post count to avoid Auto-moderation.
  • Excludes admin and moderators from Auto-moderation.
  • Completely disable Auto-moderation if you don't want it.
B) Akismet Service
Spammers that make it past the StopForumSpam and Auto-Moderation will be checked against the Akismet service. If they manage to make a post, and then are found on Akismet, they can be auto-moderated.

The Akismet settings let you:
  • Set the number of posts that Akismet will check from each user. After this number is exceeded, Akismet checking will be disabled for that user.
  • Auto-Submit spammers that post on your boards back to the Akismet service so that other forums and blogs do not do not receive the same spam.
  • Completely disable the Akismet service.
Punitive Actions:
If you find a spammer has made it past your 3 lines of defense, and has managed to post on your forum, then you can help the community...

The spammer's details can be sent to the Stop Forum Spam and Akismet databases automatically, preventing them from registering or posting on other forums. When other forums do the same, the protection is reciprocated.

Simply moderate a post and choose the option to "Delete Posts As Spam..." an then choose the option to "Ban User." Banning the user sends their details to either Akismet, StopForumSpam, (or both) depending on how you set it up.

The next version will add a "Spam-O-Matic" option to the Postbit Moderation Tools menu to better streamline the process and make it two-click process instead of the long and cumbersome way that vBulletin Ban options are presented now. This new menu option will be available only for vBulletin 4.x series.

API Keys:
API Keys are NOT required for this system to stop spammers on your forums.

A StopForumSpam API key is required if you want to contribute to the StopForumSpam blacklists by adding your spammers to their database. By submitting spammers you help keep other forums and blogs clean.

An Akismet API key is required if you want to enable any Akismet auto-moderation features in this module.

You can obtain a Stop Forum Spam API key which is free from stopforumspam.com.

Get your StopForumSpam API Key Here

You can obtain an Akismet API key from Akismet.com.
Akismet offers free and paid API keys so choose your version based on your situation.

Get your Akismet API Key Here

Why it is better than the other anti-spam solutions on vBulletin.org:
  • Works with all of vBulletin 4 functions including Facebook automatic registration.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Stop Forum Spam Database.
  • Report spammers that you find to the Akismet Database.
  • Built-in Auto-moderation.
  • Auto-moderation rules based on post count.
  • Auto-moderation rules based keywords.
  • Auto-moderation rules based Akismet results.
  • Enable or disable any actions that you do not want.
  • Customizable "Registration Rejected" message.
  • Consolidates 3 popular methods of spam prevention into one product.
  • No Manual Template Modifications!
  • Supported!
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Compatibility:

vBulletin 4.0.x - but for 4.x you should GO HERE instead.

vBulletin 3x versions that have been reported to work:

*vBulletin 3.8.4 Patch Level 2
*vBulletin 3.8.5
*vBulletin 3.8.6 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 1
*vBulletin 3.8.7 Patch Level 2 (with this mod)



(Add your version here by sending us a PM or post in the thread!)

Should you decide to install this on an vB3, we are interested in your feedback. Let us know if it works or fails miserably.

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Reported Conflicts or reproducible known issues:

None at this time for this release.

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Modifications:

2 table alterations

9 hooks used:

- register_addmember_process
- register_addmember_complete
- userdata_presave
- useradmin_edit_column1
- userdata_delete
- userdata_postsave
- newpost_process
- threadfpdata_presave
- postdata_presave

No new templates or template modifications!

Uploads:
4 files. (2 PHP, 2 XML)
1 Product Manager Upload
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Donations:

If you like this mod, sure, you can donate.
But the best donation would be to nominate us for MOTM, to tell your friends and others about this mod, and if you are in need of web hosting, order it from GlowHost.com to show your thanks.

We hope you enjoy the mod, spread the word to keep all of our forums clean.

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Installation:

1) Download the attached file
2) Mark As Installed
3) Extract the zip file, and view the readme file.

If you like this mod, please nominate us for Mod Of The Month

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Original concept credits go to the authors of vBStopForumSpam and MonkeyStop

Download Now

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

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 11:53
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Installed this a little over 24hrs ago, and by my figures it's stopped about 800 spammers registering... really good.
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Old 13 Feb 2011, 21:43
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Do you have a version 2.0 for VB3? I'm still running into the RSS issue with version 1.28
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 17:17
Baldy Baldy is offline
 
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Originally Posted by GlowHost.com View Post
Wow, thanks for that. I will be waiting anxiously
I'm having trouble figuring out where to donate. Can you point me to an email address to send a Paypal?

This plugin has made the moderators of our two boards so very happy...
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Old 15 Feb 2011, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
I'm having trouble figuring out where to donate. Can you point me to an email address to send a Paypal?

This plugin has made the moderators of our two boards so very happy...
I don't theink the mentioned donation ever arrived

But for Baldy and anyone else interested, at the top of this page on the right is a link called "Support Developer" If you click that you can enter in the relevant details. This link should focus your browser on the link top right of screen:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ojs=1#gtdonate

Thanks for your support!
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Old 20 Feb 2011, 20:48
Joey805 Joey805 is offline
 
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So no update for vb 3.8?

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Old 01 Mar 2011, 03:09
ThunderVamp9 ThunderVamp9 is offline
 
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Very impressed with this add-on, in 22 hours it's blocked 113 attempted registrations.
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Old 02 Mar 2011, 19:10
zepcom zepcom is offline
 
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Also wanted to pile on for the "no vbb3.8 support" .... we get the parse error "/includes/functions_newpost.php(414) : eval()'d code on line 5" on our 3.8.7 board.

I would consider donating if the OP would at least fix the bugs in the 3.8 code that he released. It's fine by me if future "feature enhancement" revisions only support vbb4, but where we are at, we would like to stick with vbb3 for various reasons.

Are you SURE, OP, that you are giving up on the 3.8 version of this mod that you released?

My full error code is as follows: (Running vBB 3.8.7 and SOM 1.25. also has same problem with SOM 1.20 previously tried)

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_BOOLEAN_OR in includes/functions_newpost.php(414) : eval()'d code on line 5
Please advise.
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Old 02 Mar 2011, 19:26
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Yes I am sure. we are coding for current and future versions right now. I am not sure your error is directly related to SOM though. You might try disabling all mods except SOM and see if the error goes away, if not you might need to look closer at any template edits you have made.
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 08:26
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Loaded it, got an error, unloaded, reloaded...

Working. I had it installed for about 5 minutes, it already rejected one spammer.
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 03:52
King Justice King Justice is offline
 
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WHY IS THERE A GOOGLE AD IN THE INLINE MOD? YOUR SCRIPT CAN GET SITES BANNED DOING THIS CRAP, HOW DO I REMOVE YOUR AD?

It happens when you try to Delete a post as spam and then ban a user. I was TRYING to help the stopforumspam database by doing this since it automatically adds the users details int eh database, only to be slowed down and my own AdSense account jeopardized by this unethical sneaky BS.

How do I remove the ad?! Take it out!
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 12:05
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Can you post a screenshot of this ad because I don't have any ad nor do I see anything in the code to show an ad?
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 14:24
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Can you post a screenshot of this ad because I don't have any ad nor do I see anything in the code to show an ad?
You took the words out of my mouth. There are no ads of any sort in the 3.8 version of the mod.
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Old 09 Mar 2011, 00:18
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Originally Posted by King Justice View Post
WHY IS THERE A GOOGLE AD IN THE INLINE MOD? YOUR SCRIPT CAN GET SITES BANNED DOING THIS CRAP, HOW DO I REMOVE YOUR AD?

It happens when you try to Delete a post as spam and then ban a user. I was TRYING to help the stopforumspam database by doing this since it automatically adds the users details int eh database, only to be slowed down and my own AdSense account jeopardized by this unethical sneaky BS.

How do I remove the ad?! Take it out!


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Old 09 Mar 2011, 03:56
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That is definitely not part of Spam-O-Matic. You can check the source code yourself. If that is showing up your board has other problems.
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Old 09 Mar 2011, 20:02
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also shows up on my site, I just never said anything about it.and i've never once put a google ad code on my website. so its not something thats in my code.
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