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Tapatalk Signature Remover: TNG (Stop Tapatalk Signature Spam)
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 34
Released: 09 Apr 2016 Last Update: 16 Apr 2016 Downloads: 78
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Important Note: After discussions with various people I am no longer certain this mod upholds the values I usually support. It can be argued this mod is removing branding another developer had put into their mod, and like I wouldn't create a mod that removes branding from say DbTech mods, perhaps this mod goes too far.

I am not removing the mod for the time being but I am not supporting it any further either.

I would urge people who do not want to see Tapatalk signature in every post either purchase their plan or remove Tapatalk completely. I will not do any further work on this mod nor support it unless I get affirmative consent from Tapatalk to do so.

Sorry.

Tapatalk has recently decided to stop allowing most forum admins to disable their "Sent from my [Whatever] Using Tapatalk" signature spam from every message posted with Tapatalk. The only way to disable it now is to pay for a monthly account.

This mod is simple. Once installed it stops such signatures from being saved to the database and also scans all posts (as they are displayed) and removes them from any existing posts in your database.

It's extremely simple to use, there are no settings. Simply import the XML file and it is active immediately. Disable or uninstall the mod to stop it from working.

Should work for VB 3.7.x - 4.2.x, all versions.

Sorry no screenshots, nothing really to see.

Note, if you have the old version installed I suggest uninstalling it. You should have one or the other, not both.

New - Version 1.0.1 (product-tapatalksigblocktngbop5-101.xml) Changes:
Looks for "Sent from my..." instead of just "Sent from..." in last line and will delete it if it exists.

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  #16  
Old 13 Apr 2016, 12:40
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Does this mod delete or remove tapatalk signature permanently? If I uninstall it will the sigs come back?
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Old 13 Apr 2016, 17:27
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Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
Does this mod delete or remove tapatalk signature permanently? If I uninstall it will the sigs come back?
Removed ones can't come back.
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Old 16 Apr 2016, 09:13
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New Version 1.0.1

I've updated the code to require "Sent from my" string to appear in the final line of a post not just "Sent from" this should reduce unintended deletions.
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Old 16 Apr 2016, 09:15
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Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
Does this mod delete or remove tapatalk signature permanently? If I uninstall it will the sigs come back?
From existing posts made before you installed the mod it merely hides the signatures, they still exist in the text in the database.

For posts made after you install the mod the signature text is blocked from even being saved with the post.

If you ever disable/remove this mode signatures will come back in the posts made before it was installed but not on the posts made after it was installed.
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Old 24 Apr 2016, 16:37
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Great work - that's fixed it!

Downloaded the top one for Vb 4.x in case anyone is wondering which one to download
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Old 24 Apr 2016, 17:07
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Originally Posted by Inzvestor View Post
Great work - that's fixed it!

Downloaded the top one for Vb 4.x in case anyone is wondering which one to download
The 101 version is the latest version, that is the one I suggest using. You can download it and upgrade to it by importing it with allow-override set to yes.
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Old 01 May 2016, 12:55
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Important Note: After discussions with various people I am no longer certain this mod upholds the values I usually support. It can be argued this mod is removing branding another developer had put into their mod, and like I wouldn't create a mod that removes branding from say DbTech mods, perhaps this mod goes too far.

I am not removing the mod for the time being but I am not supporting it any further either.

I would urge people who do not want to see Tapatalk signature in every post either purchase their plan or remove Tapatalk completely. I will not do any further work on this mod nor support it unless I get affirmative consent from Tapatalk to do so.

Sorry.
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Old 01 May 2016, 13:21
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Thanks for the update..

It is SPAMMER operation out of China ..

We started with them when they first opened up under a business premise that no longer exits.

They pulled a bait and switch on forum owners by saying that they would only be using a "paid" client model, with a free trial of a client model.

Once they obtained some critical mass, they pulled this ads scam on everyone...

We have 27,000 members with a few hundred who use Tapatalk and we're considering discontinuing supporting their client code. We're providing Tapatalk free access to our members who are providing them free revenue off their backs, with no passed on remuneration to the board owner or any of its members.

Don't feel guilty...

You've provided a valuable service to the our community ..

Regards,
Doug

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Old 01 May 2016, 14:17
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Not sure if you know much about Tapatalk but they steal user information and even paying for their app does not remove signatures. By default they are on.

Their app has plenty of branding beyond the signatures. Like you said in your app description, Tapatalk spam. That is what it is.
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Old 01 May 2016, 15:07
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
Not sure if you know much about Tapatalk but they steal user information and even paying for their app does not remove signatures. By default they are on.

Their app has plenty of branding beyond the signatures. Like you said in your app description, Tapatalk spam. That is what it is.
Besides, at this time Tapatalk app users can put whatever they like in their signatures via the "custom" setting thus negating any Taptalk branding. At the end of the day it is just a $10 hustle.

They have legitimate branding on their app and if they wanted same on the forum proper they would put it in the footer, like everyone else.
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Old 01 May 2016, 18:12
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
It can be argued this mod is removing branding another developer had put into their mod
It can be "argued," sure. But that argument doesn't stand up to any scrutiny - there was NEVER a agreement between TT and site admins to allow any type of spam or branding on their sites. The argument isn't valid since most all branded mods we can example, had the branding AT THE BEGINNING and don't add it later, slipping it in after many installs.

You're doing nothing wrong here and you're not violating any values.
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Old 02 May 2016, 10:06
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While I appreciate the kind words this thread isn't for debate of Tapatalk's business model. Please keep any further responses on topic of this mod. I'm not debating the issue here.
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Old 02 May 2016, 10:36
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
While I appreciate the kind words this thread isn't for debate of Tapatalk's business model. Please keep any further responses on topic of this mod. I'm not debating the issue here.
Roger that ...

Regards,
Doug
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Old 03 May 2016, 11:13
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Hi,
nice Mod
But is there an Option to make it Multilanguage or put an Second Variable in the Plugins?
I have Users with English Language and German.
In German the Signature likes " Gesendet von meinem M2 mit Tapatalk"
I would put this "Gesendet von meinem" in the Replacevariable too.
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Old 07 May 2016, 13:03
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BirdOPrey5 I understand your position on this however let me give you mine. Tapatalk is attempting to extort a $10 per month fee to not spam our forums. They have provided no additional value to justify this monthly fee. This is the most garbage fee I have seen and this mod is the best I have seen in my history here at vb.org. I added it to all of my forums a month ago and I want to thank you very much for creating this mod!
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