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Stop the Registration Bots
Mod Version: 4.0.2, by noppid (Member) noppid is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (21 votes - 4.52 average) Installs: 306
Released: 16 Jun 2010 Last Update: 07 Feb 2013 Downloads: 2176
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

Stop the Registration Bots for vBulletin 4.2.0 PL3 and up.

This mod will check the the time it takes for a vBulletin registration form to be submitted. If the form is submitted faster then humanly possible, the registration will be denied and the admin contact can be emailed about the event.

First we will add a custom hidden field with a hash. Second we will insert a randomly named hidden field with a random value. This should make it a bit difficult to program a bot since the field names on all sites will be different as well as the values.

Time stamps to check the time spent on registration submission are stored in a DB table and private.

Installation is very easy.
Template edits.
Files to upload.
Product xml file to import.

Backup your database before any install or upgrade.

To upgrade from 2.x to 4.0.2, remove the existing Stop the Registration Bots product in the ACP and then follow the installation file instructions.


History

4.0.2
Added 10 minute delete interval
Fixed bug in part 3
updated table query
removed old hook code from product.

4.0.1
modify phrase vars
modified install instructions for 4.2.0 pl3 templates.

4.0.0
modified to work with vB 4.x.

2.0.2
Edited file includes/stb_reg_process.php
Added IP and Proxy IP to email notification.

2.0.1
Added tabindex="1" to input box template edit.
Fixed onsubmit code in input box template edit.

2.0.0
Conversion from vB 3.x version to vB 4.x
Reduced template edits to one.
Edited all arrays to include single quotes.
Removed ACP Setting StopBotReg_rulespage_hash
Removed Rules page instructions. All one page now.
Removed file includes/stb_reg_signup.php
Removed hook register_signup
Edited includes/cron/strb_cron_job.php Removed Rules page query.
Removed `rf_name` and `rf_value` fields from DB table.
Moved register_form_start hook code to register_form_complete hook
New Phrases
stop_reg_bot_please_wait
stop_reg_bot_seconds_more
stop_reg_bot_seconds_remaining
Removed phrase stop_reg_bot_enter_prereg_name
Removed phrase setting_StopBotReg_rulespage_hash_title
Removed phrase setting_StopBotReg_rulespage_hash_desc

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Miscellaneous Hacks Stop the Registration Bots noppid vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 334 01 Aug 2013 04:26

  #106  
Old 17 Jan 2014, 16:12
noppid noppid is offline
 
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Glad to hear this is working for folks. Thanks!
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  #107  
Old 06 Apr 2014, 14:12
MacGuyInNC MacGuyInNC is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
It would be great if it would email the IP address used after the bot's been blocked.

It would also be great if it would log that IP address for further review. Maybe we want to submit the IP address(es) to stopforumspam.com, or maybe we want to manually ban them or their CIDR range.
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  #108  
Old 02 Jun 2014, 17:59
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Disco_Stu Disco_Stu is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Originally Posted by MacGuyInNC View Post
It would be great if it would email the IP address used after the bot's been blocked.

It would also be great if it would log that IP address for further review. Maybe we want to submit the IP address(es) to stopforumspam.com, or maybe we want to manually ban them or their CIDR range.
It does include the IP address in the email to the admin

I use it and it's working great!
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  #109  
Old 02 Jun 2014, 18:26
final kaoss final kaoss is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
First we will add a custom hidden field with a hash. Second we will insert a randomly named hidden field with a random value. This should make it a bit difficult to program a bot since the field names on all sites will be different as well as the values.
Does it randomly change with each UV to the registration page or is it just randomly generated once during installation/configuration?
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  #110  
Old 21 Aug 2014, 17:15
tsptom tsptom is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Originally Posted by zert View Post
I am running 4.2.2 and the most recent download. I have been unable to find an answer to the "Field left blank" problem still. I thought I read most of these posts but I may have missed something?
I don't see that anyone addressed this issue. I have had to disable this mod because of it.

I am running the latest version (4.0.2) with vb 4.2.2, but have potential members tell me they are not able to register because of the blank field issue.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 06 Jan 2016, 15:08
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ka81 ka81 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
any ideas about field left blank??

anyway, when we set in register settings in admincp - Disable COPPA , then error occures.
when there is a - Enable COPPA - error disappeared.
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Old 22 Sep 2020, 19:03
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ka81 ka81 is offline
 
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Can the problem with blank fields be solved, please?
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Old 02 Oct 2020, 19:19
Undertaker #59 Undertaker #59 is offline
 
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I just this week upgraded from vb3 to vb4. I installed this mod this morning, and it might be the single greatest, most useful mod I've ever installed. Thank you for this.
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