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EWT - Block Users From Registering Similiar Usernames
Mod Version: 1.00, by eXtremeTim (Member) eXtremeTim is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.5 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 19
Released: 22 Apr 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 49
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins  

Keywords: dual, imposter, fake, user account, user registration

Description:
Stops the registration of names too similar to existing registered names. I use an indexed database table with soundex and metaphone values in it (created on install). It maintains the table when new users are added, or users are deleted.

Once it looks up a list of possible matches in the table, it runs a further check with both levenshtein() and similar_text() to find the nearest match from the returned list.

Finally, it uses similar_text() to get a percentage on the nearest match and if the percentage is higher than your admin cp setting it gives the user an error message and does not let them register the name.

Features:
  • Stops the registration of names too similar to existing registered names.
  • Set the percentage required to be considered a match.
  • Turn on or off in admin cp.
Install
  1. Import the product file in your admincp.
  2. Change the percentage for a match if required.

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  #2  
Old 23 Apr 2007, 01:46
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Tralala Tralala is offline
 
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Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Not working for me with 3.6.5 though. I installed it and tried to register with a similar username... and upon clicking I was brought to just a blank page.
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 07:03
sensimilla sensimilla is offline
 
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It was relesed before for previous vb version. Any changes to the code ?
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 07:07
eXtremeTim eXtremeTim is offline
 
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I have taken over the development of that original code. This is the new support thread and product for it.
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 15:34
thedvs thedvs is offline
 
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Hey ET, will this mess with any registration hacks currently installed? or is it that simple it shouldn't affect anything?
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 16:46
eXtremeTim eXtremeTim is offline
 
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I dont have any problems with it messing with any of them. It shouldnt mess with any of them but I do need to see about making an addon for the ajax username checking hack.
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 19:05
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Tralala Tralala is offline
 
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Originally Posted by eXtremeTim View Post
I dont have any problems with it messing with any of them. It shouldnt mess with any of them but I do need to see about making an addon for the ajax username checking hack.
I'd love to see this integrated with CodeMonkey's original-and-still-the-best AJAX Live Feedback System.
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Old 24 Apr 2007, 02:23
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Real name: Bruce N
Downloaded and installed. There is a problem with the SQL code that looks up possible matches. The table names are not using any TABLE_PREFIX.

I have added them to overcome this issue. You might want to update the code on here.


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Old 24 Apr 2007, 04:12
eXtremeTim eXtremeTim is offline
 
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Real name: Tim Yarbrough
thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 15 Jun 2007, 04:27
icarian_pow icarian_pow is offline
 
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Very nice

Thanks! Had an issues on a few boards with some names. This should help a lot! Thanks
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Old 18 Aug 2007, 23:44
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PoetJA-1975 PoetJA-1975 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by eXtremeTim View Post
I dont have any problems with it messing with any of them. It shouldnt mess with any of them but I do need to see about making an addon for the ajax username checking hack.
ajaxReg? Right? Yeah- I have that installed - but recently ran into an issue with vBSeo where someone registered with the name ~:Michael:~ when already Member existed name Michael --- So it's kinda screwy with the profile rewrites in vBSEO...

This modification would be really really perfect actually ET - but I need to know... Have you made an addon forthe ajaxReg? Do you know if both modifications can be installed without causing any issues?

Anyway - thanx for the sharing - a really brilliant modification actually.
Looking forward to your response

Jacquii.
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 00:49
nnjj.net nnjj.net is offline
 
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is this working on 3.6.8?
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Old 19 Aug 2007, 14:22
Mrdby Mrdby is offline
 
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????
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:33
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Hello?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:24
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Let me know if it works on 3.6.8
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