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Akismet Anti-Spam
Mod Version: 1.00, by Jafo232 (Coder/Designer) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.8 Rating: (9 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 561
Released: 13 Jun 2006 Last Update: 27 Nov 2007 Downloads: 1044
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This extension will automatically check new posts against the Akismet spam rulesets and identify spam if it is posted on your site. All spam is set to moderated status until an admin/moderator approves/deletes it.

This setting can be set on a usergroup basis so only certain usergroups are scanned.

I have no affiliation with Akismet, I just know that it catches about 99% of all spam I get on my blogs.

You will need an API key to use this product, but they are free and you can get one immediately at wordpress.com when you sign up.

Installs easily, just upload the included files, and install the product file. NO TEMPLATE EDITS!

You should probably use a promotion strategy outlined here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=18

This will reduce your Akismet usage and not filter your regular users who you are pretty confident will not post SPAM.

A good mod that works with this hack is the "Moderation Queue on FORUMHOME" hack here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=120150

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Old 13 Aug 2006, 21:21
Troy Roberts Troy Roberts is offline
 
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Thanks. I didn't figure it did. Just narrowing down the problem.

How about a 3.6 version? Any word on that?
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Old 09 Sep 2006, 22:40
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Originally Posted by Troy Roberts
How about a 3.6 version? Any word on that?
WOW! This is cool. After installing it a few days ago it snagged cellphone spam. Does this slow down the site?

And it seems to be working just fine in 3.6.
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Old 11 Sep 2006, 00:35
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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It shouldn't really slow down the script if you follow the promotional strategy outlined here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=18
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Old 11 Sep 2006, 00:46
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Originally Posted by Jafo232
It shouldn't really slow down the script if you follow the promotional strategy outlined here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=18
I took that advice. I should have no more than a few members that get their posts checked. Currently I have only 7 people as registered. Everyone else has been moved to another usergroup. After 5 posts they will be moved too. Works very well, thanks again!
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Old 18 Sep 2006, 12:30
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Is there a way to report spam that isn't caught by Akismet?
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 04:17
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tom w
Is there a way to report spam that isn't caught by Akismet?
No, not at this time, I just do not have the time to add that feature yet.
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Old 20 Sep 2006, 00:25
rob30UK rob30UK is offline
 
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I'm itching to test it.... and trying to resist.

edit... I tested it, and it never picked up the spam.
I posted saying 'buy cialis and viagra'

why that never got picked up I dont know.
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 00:09
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rob30UK
I'm itching to test it.... and trying to resist.

edit... I tested it, and it never picked up the spam.
I posted saying 'buy cialis and viagra'

why that never got picked up I dont know.
If you really want to test it, find a spam post already on your site, make sure you belong to a primary usergroup that is being filtered, copy the spam post into a new thread.
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 00:48
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If you have members in custom usergroups this hack really screws up the access masks .. had to click un-install
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Old 02 Oct 2006, 17:04
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Originally Posted by TTG
If you have members in custom usergroups this hack really screws up the access masks .. had to click un-install
What exactly do you mean by that?

I'm looking to get something like this in place. However, I don't want to have to build a new usergroup and move people into it as previously mentioned.

It appears to have slowed down posting as well.

There is another hack here that allows you to specify the post count of users that have SPAM blocking applied... (i.e. less than 10). It would be nice if this was an option vs. messing with usergroups.

I'd use the other one (SpamBuster 1.0.0) but it too isn't working correctly and the author seems to be too busy to support it.
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Old 03 Oct 2006, 16:34
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I cant get it to work on 3.6
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Old 12 Oct 2006, 06:37
sapper6fd sapper6fd is offline
 
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Well I've just installed this, and its split my members into two group, registered users and Registered users promoted (Ues I'm using the two different usergroups so regular members wont have their posts filtered). Odd thing is the users in both groups all have above 5 posts, and have been members for longer then 2 days. It that normal?

Edit: Never mind.... It turns out there are a HELL of a lot of users without 5 posts. I mis read the usergroup stats info.... WOW

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Old 12 Oct 2006, 18:48
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This software is awsome...... I cant believe the success I'm having with it.

Last edited by sapper6fd; 12 Oct 2006 at 19:03.
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Old 12 Oct 2006, 18:51
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Check the permissions you put in the promoted usergroups and also check their access masks. I have no experience with the CMS, but I would imagine there are settings in the CMS to allow certain usergroups.
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 00:35
hanji hanji is offline
 
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Hello

I just installed this, but it doesn't seem to be checking my post. I'm running vBulletin 3.6.4 and have Usergroup/Promotion set up.

I have 2 users in Registered Users.
"Filter Posts with Akismet" is set to 'yes' in that group

Promotion is set to move user to Registered Users Promoted after 2 days.
I have Akismet Key entered in vBulletin Options -> Akismet Anti-Spam.

I try to enter the 'test' spam they recommend of viagra-123-test in the subject and body, and it quickly submits to the database. I have other applications using Akismet, and there is a slight pause while it's connecting to their server. It really appears that this plugin is not connecting to Akismet's server.

I tried with ak_spam.php in the / and in /includes/ same outcome for both.

Am I missing something? Is it a vBulletin version issue?

Thanks!
hanji
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