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SpamBuster v1.0.0 (Stable): Identify, log and remove spam posts on your forum
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by UK Jimbo (Member) UK Jimbo is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (5 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 158
Released: 02 Mar 2006 Last Update: 15 Jun 2006 Downloads: 370
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This is the v3.5 version of vbSpamBuster that I wrote for vBulletin v3.0.x This version adds some new features.

What does it do?
It spots posts that could potentially be spam then (depending on option settings) creates a thread alerting site admin/moderators about the post and/or hides the post from view.

How does it identify the spam?
All off the posts for users with a post count of less than 10 (configurable) have their posts checked against a number of rules. Each rule has a different "score". If the total score for the post exceeds a specified limit then the post is deemed to be spam.

Can I add my own rules?
The installer file has a default rule set with it, you may wish to customise the rules in the options section of the AdminCP. The rules system is fairly simple to add to, in simple terms each rule is a perl regular expression and a score.

How do I install it?
Import the product via the Product Manager in the AdminCP. The options group and plugins will be added to your system. Now would be a good time to click the install link on here to record the fact that you've installed it.

How do I configure it?
Head to the "SpamBuster" option group in the "vBulletin Options" section of your AdminCP. Fill in the relevant fields. Further documentation will follow but it should be obvious what each setting does for the moment.

How do I upgrade?
Just run a regular install. It's worth backing up your settings particluarly the rules before performing the upgrade. If you're upgrading from v0.3.2 to v1.0.0 you can just download the attached rules file and add it via the admincp as there have been no code changes.

How can I test it?
Try posting a new thread/post with some trigger values in it. The string ekmas.com should do the trick.

Help it's broken my forum!
Erm, that's not an intended feature. Disable all six of the plugins that are part of the product "SpamBuster" and post an error report to this thread. The forum will work fine.

Why doesn't it do x,y or z?
Because I've either not thought about it yet or I've not written it yet. Please drop a post into this thread with any (sensible!) suggestions.

Can I use it commercially?
You're free to use it for whatever purpose comercially/privately as long as you don't resell the code. It's released under the LGPL, see the link below for futher info. If you find this plugin useful and you'd like to make a donation please use the "donate" button below.




This software is licenced under the CC-GNU LGPL.


Changelog
  • 15th June 2006 - v1.0.1 - Updated list of rules uploaded as a text file
  • 6th April 2006 - v1.0.0 - Stable release: code remains the same but the rules file has changed.

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Old 02 Mar 2006, 03:37
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Nice job.
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 03:55
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nice work, ill let you know how everything goes once I install it.
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 04:08
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will wait to get out of the beta stage...awsome hack and idea
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 04:17
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did you upload the hack yet?
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 07:30
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When this goes final I will install it
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 08:23
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great idea, its should be a default vbulletin option
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 14:08
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After lots of testing I only put this live on the forum I admin an hour or so before posting it on here last night.

As a precaution I'm running it so that it creates spam reports but doesn't delete the spam.

It caught its first spam post about an hour ago and I'm happy
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 16:58
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I will add this forsure once out of beta, thanks for working on it!

hides the post from view.
what exactly is hides from view? admins and mods can see it in its original state inside the forums or is it actually moved or deleted? we have a post quarentine in our admin section, i;d like to see it configurable to automatically have it moved to a specified forum where we could either delete it or move it back to the forums if its not spam
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 17:05
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Originally Posted by dsotmoon
what exactly is hides from view? admins and mods can see it in its original state inside the forums or is it actually moved or deleted?
It's "visible" flag is set to 0 just like a post that's been moderated. It's similar to a soft delete.

Admin users will see the thread/post but regular users (including the poster) won't.

I think that's a better solution than permanently deleting it or moving it elsewhere
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 18:55
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Working well thank you..

Me clicks install
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 07:09
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Installed!!! This is a hot mod! One problem, it didn't work at all LOL I realize it's only beta.

We tried 20 different styles of spams

Here are my settings:
(Yes we have a police user)
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 11:02
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Originally Posted by TonysDesigns
Installed!!! This is a hot mod! One problem, it didn't work at all LOL I realize it's only beta.

We tried 20 different styles of spams

Here are my settings:
(Yes we have a police user)
Those settings look fine.

Are the plugins all enabled?
Do the user(s) you're making test posts with have a post count lower than 20?
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 12:42
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Nice Job M8
Works Fine on 3.5.X ( All of Versions ) for me
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 12:42
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umm is it possible to change redirect page for Moderated Threads to Forum , not thread ?!

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