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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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Old 17 Jun 2010, 21:00
Hammertime Hammertime is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Thanks for this.

Great mod, essential imo.

Nominated.
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  #17  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 02:33
LCN2007 LCN2007 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Ill check it out

Thanks Noppid
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:46
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
i really like this!
any chances to include the IP of the rejected form poster?
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 17:59
noppid noppid is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Originally Posted by LuisManson View Post
i really like this!
any chances to include the IP of the rejected form poster?
Sure. We can try and send whatever is possible from the globals.

EDIT: vB Supplies two constants that we can use like this...

IP: 67.x.x.11 Proxy IP (if any): 67.x.x.11
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Last edited by noppid; 18 Jun 2010 at 18:24.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 18:27
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fluidswork fluidswork is offline
 
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Real name: Arnab Bhadra
Thats a good idea i think ....

this will atleast stop some spam in the forums ......
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  #21  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 19:14
LuisManson LuisManson is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
thanks! this will help to stop any (if possible) false positive...
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Old 21 Jun 2010, 15:49
noppid noppid is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Version 2.0.2 is posted with the addition of IP addresses to the notification email as requested.

The basic functionality of the mod is working properly, so we have removed the beta status of this mod.

Thanks
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 02:10
solboy solboy is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Can you please add a feature that will stop spambots from registering if they have a url in their home page field or signature?
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Old 21 Sep 2010, 17:32
JDT JDT is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
This was working great, then i realized that it had completely crippled my registration and when new members tried to sign up it sent them to an error page.
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Old 29 Sep 2010, 14:14
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Originally Posted by JDT View Post
This was working great, then i realized that it had completely crippled my registration and when new members tried to sign up it sent them to an error page.
Same thing for me. It worked with 4.0.6 but doesn't work at all with 4.0.7 now

Any chance of a fix?
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  #26  
Old 06 Oct 2010, 13:32
Pro-eSports.com Pro-eSports.com is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Bump! This mod needs to be updated.
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 08:03
Joe Blow Joe Blow is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Does this mod work with 4.0.8?
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Old 11 Dec 2010, 06:32
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CybaGirl CybaGirl is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Thanks installed on v4.0.3 but unsure how to test to see if it is working .

So I guess I have to wait for the spammers to try and join.
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Old 11 Dec 2010, 12:52
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CoZmicShReddeR CoZmicShReddeR is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Martin Weltchek
Is it me or are the bots now adding their Birthdays as well??
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Old 13 Dec 2010, 06:46
aileron79 aileron79 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Seems to be a nice mod, but before installing I'd just like to know if this is verified to work with v4.1.0?

Also, is there a way to block certain IP addresses and/or email-addresses from registering?
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