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Mod Version: 1.02, by djbaxter (Coder/Designer) djbaxter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 26
Released: 27 Sep 2009 Last Update: 08 Jul 2011 Downloads: 21
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This is modified from a suggestion by Feldon23 at vBulletin.com dated August 15, 2009. It is especially useful for vBulletin forums requiring Admin validation of new accounts.
  1. Go to Admin CP | Languages & Phrases | Search in Phrases

  2. Find: Varname $vbphrase[newuser], Text "There is a new user, $username at $vboptions[bbtitle]"

  3. Click on Edit this phrase

  4. Translation for 3.8.x and 4.x prior to 4.1.4:


    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    Version for 4.1.4 and up


    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  5. Click on Save

v1.01 Added option to ban user if desired, instead of deleting. Tested on 3.8.4 PL1. Works for me.

v1.02 Added links for IP check. Tested up to 4.1.4

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  #16  
Old 20 Oct 2009, 01:40
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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This one is a lot simpler.
  • no database modification
  • no additional processing power unless you click on one of the links
  • modifies a phrase so there are no issues with compatibility across different versions

etc.
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  #17  
Old 13 Dec 2009, 18:46
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Wired1 View Post
Why not just use the vBStopForumSpam mod itself?
I have actually started using that mod now. Impressive!
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Old 01 Apr 2010, 02:24
firefoxextreme firefoxextreme is offline
 
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Thanks added it now to vB 4.02 PL4
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Old 01 Apr 2010, 03:20
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by firefoxextreme View Post
Thanks added it now to vB 4.02 PL4
Actually, firefoxextreme, I now recommend the vbStopForumSpam add-on for vBulletin 4.x - see http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=230921
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Old 01 Apr 2010, 03:22
firefoxextreme firefoxextreme is offline
 
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I have another mod that works better than Stop Forum spam that I use as well. Its nice to have the link to check as I always check anyway. I also check Project Honeypot, the Stop Forum Spam Mod you refer too gives too many false positives for my liking. I believe it involves the function to reject a registration when connection to Stop Forum Spam times out.
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Old 01 Apr 2010, 03:56
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by firefoxextreme View Post
I have another mod that works better than Stop Forum spam that I use as well. Its nice to have the link to check as I always check anyway. I also check Project Honeypot, the Stop Forum Spam Mod you refer too gives too many false positives for my liking. I believe it involves the function to reject a registration when connection to Stop Forum Spam times out.
No, that is optional. I have it set to approve the registration if the connection to the database times out. i also have it set to checkp IP and email address but NOT member name, which is where I suspect you'd get false positives.

I haven't checked 100% of course but I don't believe I've had any false positives on my forum.

What's the other mod you mention?
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Old 03 Apr 2010, 21:41
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No, that is optional. I have it set to approve the registration if the connection to the database times out. i also have it set to checkp IP and email address but NOT member name, which is where I suspect you'd get false positives.
Yes I did also but I think it causes a bug to reject people not on the list
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Old 24 Jan 2011, 00:52
0ptima 0ptima is offline
 
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Thanks, I installed this.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 02:53
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Originally Posted by Wired1 View Post
Why not just use the vBStopForumSpam mod itself?

I use both. The vBStopForumSpam mod is not foolproof. It's good, dont get me wrong, but its not foolproof.

One thing that I think would greatly enhance this mod, would be to have the IP's location revealed in the email. (intergrate with ip2location.com or something similar)

I know when someone from bangledesh registers on my classic mopar forum, they are a spammer, and delete them right away.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 03:07
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Good points, Joey. In fact the latest version of what I'm using on my own site looks like this:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 08 Jul 2011, 03:30
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Nice! Thank you!
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 03:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Actually, what I posted above is for vBulletin 4.1.4.

Here are the changes for 3.8.x and 4.x prior to 4.1.4:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 08 Jul 2011, 03:50
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What would be FANTISTIC would be if the IP location would be fetched and sent in the new user email --

SO that instead of getting:

Check IP location in Melissa: http://www.melissadata.com/lookups/iplocation.asp?ipaddress=76.102.90.132

You get something like this:

Check IP location in Melissa: Sunnyvale, CA

That way you know immediately if there might be a spammer.
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Old 08 Jul 2011, 03:54
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Melissa is a free service. The problem with your suggestion is that it would send automated queries to that service, which would be unfair to the service owners.
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