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Multiple Account Detection & Prevention
Mod Version: 1.1.3, by Kiros72 (Member) Kiros72 is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (87 votes - 4.87 average) Installs: 1036
Released: 17 Dec 2008 Last Update: 01 Apr 2009 Downloads: 5760
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It happens all of the time. Some members will make multiple accounts to back their own opinion or get an extra vote in a poll. Here's a modification that will detect and prevent multiple accounts, as well as notify the administration about multiple accounts. Inspiration for this modification came from the work of MPDev (creator of the Multiple Account Login Detector) and randominity (creator of the Multiple Account Registration Prevention). This is basically a combination of those two modifications but with new and improved functionality.

This is not an update to the "Multiple Account Login Detector (AE Detector)" nor is it an update to the "Multiple Account Registration Prevention." If you have either one of these (or both of them) installed, you should uninstall them before installing this modification.

With the initial release of Multiple Account Detection & Prevention, I believe that I have fixed previous bugs/complications as well as improved the efficiency and logic of the code. This is my first publicly released modification. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions!

Confirmed! This works perfectly on all vBulletin 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8 versions.

Unfortunately, I cannot give support right now. I may be able to help periodically, but until my schedule yields some more free time, I won't be much support. Please check back in a week or two.

Basic Details
File Edits: None
Template Edits: None
New Files: 6
Hooks/Plugins: 3
Global Phrases: 36
Install Time: 2 Minutes or Less
Install Difficulty: None, Very Easy

Features and Settings
- Login Detection
- Registration Prevention (Multiple Methods)
- Ignore Child Accounts
- Ignored Users
- Ignored Usergroups
- Ignored ISPs
- Prevention Usergroup
- IP Address Based Prevention
- Extended IP Address Prevention
- IP Address Time Inclusion
- Banned Account Check
- Primary Banned Usergroup
- Cookie Expiration Time
- Cookie Refreshing
- Cookie Name
- Cookie Reset
- Multiple Account Reporter
- Reports via PM
- PM Report Recipients
- Reports via New Thread
- Forum for Report Threads
- Verbose Mode
- BB Codes: LIST, URL, CODE

How it Works
With every newly recognized login/registration, an account-counting cookie is set (or added onto) with the member's User ID. Depending on the settings, Multiple Account Detection & Prevention will analyze the cookie during login/registration to see if there are any multiple accounts.

Login Detection offers cookie-checking and reporting. Registration Prevention offers the same thing, plus more advanced features. First of all, when it prevents an account from registering, it actually moves the registrant to the Prevention Usergroup so that the administration can review the case. This also allows for customized privileges for recognized multiple registrants. Registration Prevention also has IP address detection which finds out just as much information about users. Depending on an administrator's preference, this modification can also reban a new registrant if one of their previous accounts has been banned. In fact, if the administration wishes, multiple registrants can simply be denied registration all together.

Whenever there is a detection/prevention, the modification will report the information to the administration through private messages, a new thread, or both (depending on settings). The Multiple Account Reporter can be any valid user.

Known Issues
- vB Optimise users: Reporting via thread seems to get messed up by vB Optimise, so try reporting via PM instead.
- PhotoPost vBGallery users: The registration handling appears to not work properly when PhotoPost vBGallery is enabled.

From what I can tell, these known clashes have been caused by the other modification's coding. The author of vB Optimise will not even work with me to fix it. Until they improve their coding, I'm not sure if I can do anything about these issues. As far as I know, administrators that do not use the above modifications will not have any problems.

Installation / Upgrade
Unzip the package (madp.zip), upload the files to your forum location, and import the product file (allow overwrite if upgrading). Please read the ReadMe.txt file that is packaged with the modification for more information.

Please remember to mark this modification as installed if you use it!
If you like it, nominate it for the Mod of the Month!

Thank you!

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

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  #466  
Old 17 Feb 2010, 18:14
cbtrussell cbtrussell is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
I have this installed and am not getting any reports, even after deliberately trying to trip the detector. I have attached screenshots of our settings - am I missing anything obvious? Right now I only want to be notified for registrations & logins (no action should be taken).

The ignored usergroup ID's are our admins and mods (5,6). The only think I've really changed is the name.

If the settings look good, how should I go about troubleshooting this?

Thanks for any input!
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  #467  
Old 18 Feb 2010, 11:12
gnrx gnrx is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Hello.
I have installed this mod in my forum (VB 3.8), and works fine, but, and configured for, report multiple accounts in one subforum, and when I search in this subform (I use a nick that I view was reporter in this subforum) the search not works, not appears any search. Also, I use text of posts of this subforum for search and appears any search.
I configured this subforum for search only to a Administrators.

Thanks and a regards.
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  #468  
Old 27 Feb 2010, 17:31
Markos Markos is offline
 
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will this be upgraded to work in vb4 ???
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 18:07
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works fine for me in vB PS 4.0.2pl1
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  #470  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 07:52
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princeedward princeedward is offline
 
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Confirmed:

vB 4.0.2 PL1 / (Good - Work- Double Account Detected) Same as usual....

thanks and enjoy guys....

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  #471  
Old 04 Mar 2010, 09:34
Markos Markos is offline
 
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cool i should have just tried it in the first place LOL
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Old 17 Mar 2010, 13:47
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
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Originally Posted by princeedward View Post
Confirmed:

vB 4.0.2 PL1 / (Good - Work- Double Account Detected) Same as usual....

thanks and enjoy guys....

glad to ear this
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  #473  
Old 21 Mar 2010, 01:12
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ill take the risk
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  #474  
Old 21 Mar 2010, 04:09
tiengnhat tiengnhat is offline
 
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WHo can update to VBB 4.x for me?
Thanks you!
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Old 21 Mar 2010, 16:37
pablete pablete is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tiengnhat View Post
WHo can update to VBB 4.x for me?
Thanks you!
This work already on VB4. I've run on my board.
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Old 13 May 2010, 21:35
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3.8.4 it does not work.
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Old 14 May 2010, 00:06
cbtrussell cbtrussell is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cbtrussell View Post
I have this installed and am not getting any reports, even after deliberately trying to trip the detector. I have attached screenshots of our settings - am I missing anything obvious? Right now I only want to be notified for registrations & logins (no action should be taken).

The ignored usergroup ID's are our admins and mods (5,6). The only think I've really changed is the name.

If the settings look good, how should I go about troubleshooting this?

Thanks for any input!
To answer my own question for the benefit of anyone who may run into the same issue, the problem was the plugin was set by default to send notifications as User ID #1, which does not exist on our forum. We changed the user ID to a valid user and everything started working as expected.
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  #478  
Old 21 May 2010, 09:55
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CvP CvP is offline
 
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so this works perfectly even in vB4?
can someone confirm for 4.0.3?

kudos to the dev.
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  #479  
Old 22 May 2010, 13:23
pablete pablete is offline
 
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Originally Posted by CvP View Post
so this works perfectly even in vB4?
can someone confirm for 4.0.3?

kudos to the dev.
Yes, work on 4.0.3, i have run on it!
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Old 22 May 2010, 20:47
Kiros72 Kiros72 is offline
 
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Argh. Uni hasn't been the best experience for me, but now that I'm out of school for the summer, hopefully I can pick this thing back up and see what I can do.

For all the people using, testing, and supporting this while I wasn't around to, thank you!

I'll try to make up for lost time, but please be patient.
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