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Mod Version: 1.01, by GameDude (Member) GameDude is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 159
Released: 06 Jul 2009 Last Update: 06 Jul 2009 Downloads: 904
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This is my first mod, so it is pretty simple, but it works well.

What it does:
This modification queries the stopforumspam.com database with the IP address and email of the user registering. If the IP address or email is found in the database, the user will get an error message and the registration process will be stopped.

What you need:
You'll need file_get_contents or CURL on your server for this to work. If one does not exist, it will try to use the other.

Install:
Just import the product in the Admin CP.

Notes:
If you want to customize the error messages, they are named "spammer_ip" and "spammer_email" in the Phrase Manager.

Updates:
Version 1.0.1
- Fixed a small error with checking the IP address.

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  #2  
Old 06 Jul 2009, 16:39
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Sounds interesting. Is there any kind of logging to show who was stopped and when? Also, is there a way through this mod to report a spammer as well?
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 16:44
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Right now all the mod does is display an error message to the user and prevent the registration from completing, but those are good ideas. I may add those some time in the future. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 16:45
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I've been looking for something like this. I get about 50 spam bots a day registering, and closed registration because of it.

Installing now! Thanks!
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 16:50
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/me tags!

Will investigate later lol but these type of mods are always useful
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 16:58
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Thanks! Going to give it a try.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 17:25
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thanks very god hack
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 17:26
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Due to a small error, the IP checking was not working properly. I have uploaded a new version with this fixed. Sorry about the error, guys.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 20:14
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Installed now thanks


Edit: installed but I see in this momment a spammer registered trying to post? Doesnt work?
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 20:29
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There is already a mod for this.

It's called vBStopForumSpam and it is endorsed by www.StopForumSpam.com on their site.

It also has the features this mod lacks. Logs etc.

It works fine on my 3.8.x boards.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 21:22
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Originally Posted by Qwest View Post
There is already a mod for this.

It's called vBStopForumSpam and it is endorsed by www.StopForumSpam.com on their site.

It also has the features this mod lacks. Logs etc.

It works fine on my 3.8.x boards.
Not sure about the endorsing bit..They have a link back to vborg..

Last edited by skol; 06 Jul 2009 at 21:30.
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Old 06 Jul 2009, 22:59
Qwest Qwest is offline
 
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Yes, that's what we call an endorsement.
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Old 19 Jul 2009, 17:37
pmex pmex is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Qwest View Post
Yes, that's what we call an endorsement.
The other one shows that it is only good for version 3.6x, where this reads 3.8. I think I will download this plugin since it is up to date.
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Old 19 Jul 2009, 17:39
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ragtek ragtek is offline
 
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Some legal notice:

You as site-admin are sending userdata to "others".
In some countries it's illegal to do this without the permission of the user
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Old 21 Jul 2009, 09:19
greenspan greenspan is offline
 
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Great mod! I really need this. Thanks a lot. *installed*
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