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SpamBuster: Identify, log and remove spam posts on your forum
by UK Jimbo
14 Aug 2007 23:15

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This is the v3.6 version of SpamBuster that I wrote for vBulletin v3.5.x This version is mainly bug fixes.

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 have any problems I recommend removing the product then installing it from scratch.

How can I test it?
Try posting a new thread/post with some trigger values in it. The string cialis 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.

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Changelog
  • 8th November 2007 - v1.1.2 - New thread redirect bug fixed
  • 14th August 2007 - v1.1.1 - Multiple post bug fix
  • 13th August 2007 - v1.1.0 - Important bug fixes, updated rules file
  • 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.

TheBlackPoet 14 Aug 2007 23:29

thanks for this... while i have been lucky to not have the spam problem... it never hurts to have this gatekeeper in place... installed...

Michael Biddle 15 Aug 2007 01:37

Thanks for the release :D

COBRAws 15 Aug 2007 02:41

Thanks for this update jimbo! Ill give some forward later

edit:

so far no bugs, working as supposed to work

Zaiaku 15 Aug 2007 04:11

I was wonderig if the other version would for on the newer vb. thaks for the update. Will have to try this on my new site.

gforce75 15 Aug 2007 04:15

it's awesome. Ill have to give this a crack. had some spam bots just hit me up

UK Jimbo 15 Aug 2007 07:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zaiaku (Post 1317796)
I was wonderig if the other version would for on the newer vb. thaks for the update. Will have to try this on my new site.

It does but with some critical bugs in it that:
- don't allow you to use the "moderation" section of the admincp
- doesn't update thread/post counters
- doesn't allow report threads to be created if you have post flood detection enabled
- doesn't have a rules file that's as good as this one

Hornstar 15 Aug 2007 09:14

This version is looking very nice. Thanks for the update.

UK Jimbo 15 Aug 2007 09:40

The v1.1.0 release introduced a new bug which means that if you have thread reporting turned on you'll get a load of reported threads instead of just one.

I've fixed the problem in v1.1.1 which has just been (hastily!) released.

Mecho 15 Aug 2007 11:28

omg ! such a great mod . installed and works like charm in vb 3.6.8 :up:

awesome . strongly recommended to all . thanks for release it UK Jimbo :)

brad_irc 15 Aug 2007 16:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by UK Jimbo (Post 1317924)
The v1.1.0 release introduced a new bug which means that if you have thread reporting turned on you'll get a load of reported threads instead of just one.

I've fixed the problem in v1.1.1 which has just been (hastily!) released.

LOL, Ooops! :) .. I'm pruning 1510 threads right now. I installed it last night! No problem though; Thanks for the quick fix!

UK Jimbo 15 Aug 2007 16:28

Oops! Sorry about that.

Quarterbore 15 Aug 2007 17:57

Can you add an option in the settings to ignore a list of forumids?

I have a couple "private" forums where we allow contributors to post pretty much anything and while most of these members have more then "10" posts I really don't want the rest of the staff to get an eyeful if they happen to catch the "SPAMBUSTER" post in the staff forums.

If you want advise, I would just add a new setting for "Ignored Forums" and have users list the forum IDs with a space between them. Then, have the pluggin verify if the post is in one of the ignored forums and if it is do not moderate.

I can help you code this addition if you would like and if you don't add it I will modify the code for my own site as I really need this.

Thanks!

tpearl5 15 Aug 2007 20:41

Nice! Any chance of this automatically moving the suspected spam to a 'trash' forum?

COBRAws 16 Aug 2007 22:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quarterbore (Post 1318217)
Can you add an option in the settings to ignore a list of forumids?
(...)
If you want advise, I would just add a new setting for "Ignored Forums" and have users list the forum IDs with a space between them. Then, have the pluggin verify if the post is in one of the ignored forums and if it is do not moderate.

Same here, but I have 3 report forums and one archive for all of them. Would be great if someone can point me where can I extend the forumids to be ignored appart from the default report forumid in vb settings.


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