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Signature Guardian Version 1 (Beta Released)
Mod Version: 1.00, by why-not (Member) why-not is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 37
Released: 07 Apr 2005 Last Update: Never Downloads: 18
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Signature Guardian Version 1 / 0212

Tomorrow night will be the big update... April 29, 2005

I have been out of town so I have not had a chance to get the final version done, but it is done now. The final version will include the following...

1. Mod Panel Controls

The Admin Panel has a option for the administrator to set permissions for mods and super mods to access the following controls!

A. Can or can not remove signature bans!
B. Can or can not view or edit signatures! (only signatures that are under ban!)
C. Can or can not access the forum signature controls (threadbit, postbits)

2. Admin Panel Controls

A. Set Auto ban limits ( hour(s), day(s), week(s), month(s), forever ) [per group]
B. You now can merge permissions into multi groups (set one permission to have it be used by many groups)
C. Admin Signature Editor, (all editors, uses the one you have selected in your options)
D. Image viewer (report)
E. Turn on or Off forum signature controls! (validate signatures (by post or thread) full detailed report shown with Admin options... (what to validate)
F. domain blocking via file or database.

I have also written a 15 page help file with over 100 images that explains each control in as much detail as I could. Also Help phrases have been added throughout the Admin and Mod panel and on the threadbits and postbits controls!

That it, c ya tomorrow!


(2) mirror errors that should be corrected. MySQL 3 support

Added MySQL support for any version of MySQL less than 4.1, including MySQL version 3, but you should update your MySQL install if you can!

Update the zip file to include both Mysql version scripts and error fixes!

The signature control is very advanced signature control and monitor! This modification will allow the administrator to take back control of all signatures on their forum. The control has over 100 key features that will allow total control of signature displaying on your forum!

The signature control allows you to switch from using vBulletin limited signature permissions, to a really advanced signature control. It does this by not ever effecting vBulletin control, allowing you to use the standard vBulletin control for some groups and use this advanced control for others!

The reason for developing this modification was to bring the complete signature control into one single Administrator Panel, so as not to have to set (bbcode rules) on one vBulletin options page, then have to set (image rules) and other signature option on many different pages! It make administering your forum much easier!

The signature control gives you many different options. Each is designed to allow you complete unlimited control of just how you want each groups to display their signatures!

Key Features...

Overrides vBulletin Signature rules
Works via groups and single users!
Group can use signatures (yes/no)
Group can view any signature (yes/no)
Enforce new rules or updated rules now! (yes/no)

Signature monitor (vB fake cron, server cron) scripts included!
Auto Ban (Soft, signature removed until revalidated)
Auto Ban (Hard, signature removed until administrator review)

Signature Admin Panel

View and remove bans on banned signatures (with full details about each ban)
Quick stats (users who are using signatures, sizes)

Signature Permissions

Document permissions

Total lines allowed
Total characters per line
Total characters for (1) single word
Total spacing allowed between lines that have content
Total characters for complete signature
Turn bad word filter on or off

Smilies permissions

Group can use smilies (yes/no)
Total smilies allowed to be used (limit rule)
A list of smilies that are not allowed (denied rule)

bbcode permissions

Each BBCODE has it's own allow rules (yes/no)
Maximum times any (1) bbcode may be reused (#)
The total combined BBCODES allowed (#)
The minimum and maximum font SIZE allowed

URL permissions

Group can have links in their signatures (yes/no)
The maximum number of links allowed (#)
The HTTP protocols that are allowed (http, https, ftp...)
Domain Link blocking (allow and denied list Or just denied list) [simple wildcard rules]

IMAGE permissions

Group can have images in their signatures (yes/no)
Inline or display as link (yes/no)
The maximum number of images allowed (#)
Validate all images not local to this domain (yes/no)
Do line break testing if images with text (yes/no)
maximum size of any (1) image
maximum height of any (1) image
maximum width of any (1) image
image extensions that are allowed!
Domain image blocking (allow and denied list Or just denied list) [simple wildcard rules]

This is the beta release of this modification! The only part that is still beta, is the Admin Panel. The front end of this control is the (100% final working version). There will be no changes to that part of the code when this is released as being (Final).

The Admin Panel still needs (ban list sorting and limiting), see the install file for when this will be added as the first of (2) updates that this modification will have before being released as final!

As it is now, you can 100% (add, update) permissions, you also (view and remove hard bans). The Signature Monitor is (100%) working including (both) versions, the vB fake cron or the real server based cron!

FIRST UPDATE DONE (sort and limit) ban list

Zip File Updated....

For those that already have downloaded this before this update, see the first post below for the update zip file

Demo is here...

Just create an account to try it!


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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.


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Old 07 Apr 2005, 22:51
why-not why-not is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
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UPDATE (1) is attached to this post!

Adds Sort and limit to the Ban List updates the query to work with sorting...

Also see the image 'sort.png' above to see exactly what this update adds!!

Images Explained!

start / removed_sig_warning.png

This is (1) of (3) different signature message a user will see if they have done any of the following! Note these messages are only seen by the user that has violated a signature rule!!!


If a user changes a image on a remote server and that image violates any (1) rule then they will be given a SOFT BAN, (must revalidate signature)


If a user changes a image on a remote server and that image violates any (3) rules then they will be given a HARD BAN, (must ask administrator to remove ban)


If the administrator has set new rules and has chosen to ENFORCE the new rules, then each user in that group that has a signature and that signature is not banned will get a message (please revalidate your signature, because we have enacted new rules)


Each message is related to the permission control that the user is under! All messages give HELP links and direct links to do the revalidation!

end / removed_sig_warning.png

start / admin.png

This is the signature permissions setting control where you will setup or update signature permission for each group!

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start / manager.png

The signature manager is the gateway to all controls maintained by the signature control. This includes (signature permissions, ban user manager, ban limit permissions)

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start / ban_list.png

The Ban List, gives you a full list of users that are currently banned from having a signature. The list gives full details about each BAN using mouseover each column will give even more information so you can see exactly why a user signature has been ban!

This list allows the administrator to convert a HARD ban to a SOFT ban so the user can revalidate their signature and again have access to having a signature! SOFT bans are listed but do not need any administration as they are under the signature monitor control!

end / ban_list.png

images explained...

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Last edited by why-not; 08 Apr 2005 at 06:14.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 00:11
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Awesome work... really useful hack and complete for all neededs.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 00:22
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 00:29
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yeathhhhhhhh cool .Hotm 4 me ,waiting for this hack .
demo, link die.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 00:39
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Nice hack man, good HOTM material...need to try first though so...come with the download soon
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 00:42
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Download is up...

I can not connect to the forum from my home, so I am doing this from my office! My ISP says that their 5 servers are under attack, LoL!

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 02:34
good, i'll now be able to control everybody, everything and everyway.. ;0)
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 03:23
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Thanks for sharing it with the community why-not, I'm pretty sure many members will find this mod useful
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 07:17
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How soon until this will be released as an official hack and not beta? VERY COOL HACK!!

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 07:45
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Originally Posted by 006
How soon until this will be released as an official hack and not beta? VERY COOL HACK!!

It is pretty much done in the state it is in. I am just adding (1) more thing to the Admin Panel and then do some code clean up of the back end, not really code clean up, I am just thinking about some logic changes but they only effect people using MySQL 3.

The final version will be released with in the week. I just need to add the Admin Ban Control (ban limits) ie, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week and so on.. Also add Admin configured Ban Types, that is all part of the Admin Signature Panel that is not in the beta version. But it's not needed to run the modification, like I said before...

This control is 100% working, that includes the monitor and the forum controls and the signature permissions (configure or update). There will be no Forum Script changes from now to Final. That means './includes/signature.php' and all the other Forum related scripts will not need any editing. Only the Admin scripts will need to be overwritten, not edited!

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 07:50
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this aint a sig uploader is it ?
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 08:45
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One word, awsome

/me nominates for HoTM
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 08:58
Aurous Aurous is offline
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Will wait for the final version before I install it. Keep up the great work sonia.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 09:38
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This should be a standard option in the next vB Release.

Pretty good job, we'll be looking forward till the final release

oh yeah HOTM!
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