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Multiple Account Registration Prevention
Mod Version: 1.0.2, by randominity (Member) randominity is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (17 votes - 4.53 average) Installs: 459
Released: 19 Sep 2006 Last Update: 01 Oct 2006 Downloads: 1739
Not Supported Uses Plugins Is in Beta Stage  

*Note* This requires the Multiple Account Login Detector (AE Detector) in order to function. Big thanks to MPDev for the AE Detector hack, I have used/modified his code for use in parts of this mod (with permission).

*Note 2* My forum's servers are driving me nuts right now, big load times, etc and I'm about to cut myself from waiting for a page to load - so I haven't thoroughly tested all the new goodies I've added. If you find that something doesn't work please let me know.

Description
When an user registers, this plugin checks for the cookie that the AE Detector sets, if it exists, then this plugin will move the user to a specified usergroup (default is to the (COPPA) Users Awaiting Moderation usergroup). This will now check the user's IP address upon registration, and if it matches any others, it will place them in the Multiple Account (MA) usergroup . Also you have the option to ban the new account if the old account was banned.

You can turn the new features on/off accordingly in the settings area.


Install / Upgrade
Download the attached XML file, and import it at
Admin Control Panel > Plugins & Products > Manage Products > Add/Import Product

Remember to "Allow Overwrite" if you are upgrading.

Mod Info
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3 - Phrases
2 - Plugins
0 - Template
0 - Template Edits


v1.0.2
  • Fixed some major bugs that made the last release basically useless.
v1.0.1
  • There is now an option prevent account registrations based on IP addresses.
  • If a banned user attempts to create a new account, the new account will automatically be banned.
  • Multiple account registrations will now send a PM or make a thread
v1.0.0
  • Initial beta release


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  #2  
Old 19 Sep 2006, 19:12
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FleaBag FleaBag is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Nice hack! A lot of my users are logging in from college/work, using shared computers. Would be bad for me but I can see the benefit!
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 19:33
randominity randominity is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: billy
Keep in mind this doesn't affect the login process, just the registration. And I guess it doesn't really "prevent" registration, just sends it to a different registration process.
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 19:40
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Nice add-on! What a great idea.
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 19:56
randominity randominity is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: billy
Originally I had it set to "Moderate New Users" for vB, and I would have AE Detector make new threads in a forum for Multiple Accounts it found, but it got tedious having to look for 'em all.

So I finally got fed up and made this ^^

If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears... one thing I've noticed that would be helpful is to do the AE Detection process at the same hook as this plugin. For example, since I have AE Detector make a new thread; if a user tries to register, make a new thread saying "userx has tried to register account: usery" or something.
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 20:53
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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randominity great addon just a quick question say I move them to banned usergroup, will it only move the name just registering or both names that match?
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 20:59
Peter_Rosado Peter_Rosado is offline
 
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I guess this doesn't work in 3.5.5 right?
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Old 19 Sep 2006, 21:16
randominity randominity is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
randominity great addon just a quick question say I move them to banned usergroup, will it only move the name just registering or both names that match?
just the name registering.

and I will post a 3.5.x version of the script in a little bit.
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Old 20 Sep 2006, 10:03
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Snake Snake is offline
 
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Location: Cleveland, OH
Real name: Josh
Excellent! I thank you for making this.
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Old 20 Sep 2006, 18:45
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Nathan2006 Nathan2006 is offline
 
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Im going to try this

Thank you randominity

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Old 20 Sep 2006, 18:57
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
I had a major problem with the original hack as I did a site upgrade using Impex and MOST of my member's userid shifted. So, using this, I should be able to prevent these members from registereing unless they are clever enough to clear the cookies in their browser or register from a second PC that they had not previously logged in from...

I'll have to try it!

Works great even with my issues with duplicate IDs...

The only addition I would like to see is an option to send a PM or start a new thread when a member tries to join that was flagged as already as being a member with the other member ID info... The way this works the members is put in the moderated list but there is no easy way to know it is there or why.

Last edited by Quarterbore; 20 Sep 2006 at 19:39.
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Old 20 Sep 2006, 20:33
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Woot... It works Now!!! I really needed this... I will leave it between the two coders that made the hacks to decide who deserves the credit as I just slapped the two pieces together....


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If this was wrong of me to post the code here with the code from the original AE detector mod, send me a PM and I will remove it...

Last edited by Quarterbore; 20 Sep 2006 at 21:23.
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 01:19
randominity randominity is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Real name: billy
I was gonna do the same thing, just had to study for exams this week ~~
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 02:22
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
This fixed all my problems...

Now, I need to remove the code from the original hack that posts when they login as with almost 2000-members and about 1500 that have a new userid I got real tired of all the false hits... Now, I get a report when the new account is started and NOT when userids shift because of a site upgrade...

I have tested this quite a bit on my site (my hybrid of the two hacks) and it seems stable on my site and it would report as few as two or as many as I care to create! Simply awsome... Thanks!
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Old 21 Sep 2006, 10:37
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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strange I had ae go off this morning yet it didnt move the new account into banned usergroup.
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