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(Extra Spam Protection) Prevent Posting Of Links On User Group Per User Group Basis
Mod Version: 1.00, by borbole (Coder/Designer) borbole is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.3 Rating: (7 votes - 4.29 average) Installs: 55
Released: 04 Jun 2010 Last Update: 23 Jun 2010 Downloads: 339
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This is another mod I coded for my own forum and thought to submit it here in the hope tha other users might find an use for it as well. Lately my forum has been hits with a lot of spam posts. It seems like they bypass every single prevention at the registration which leads me to believe that those who register are human spammers and once they pass through all the anti spam restrictions at the registration, the spam bots take over to post at the forums.

Anyway, this hack will allow you to make posting of links allowed/disallowed on a usergroup per usergroup basis.

Installation: upload the includes folder to your forum root folder and then import the link_gids.xml file inside the mod package to Plugins&Products in the Acp of your forum.

After you install it, go to your Acp->Usergroups->Usergroup Manager->{ Chose the group that you want to prevent from posting links->Click Edit Usergroup} and under Post / Thread Permissions, you will see a new setting that says: Prevent From Posting Links, set that to yes.

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  #16  
Old 23 Jun 2010, 16:34
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Originally Posted by cfish View Post
OK, let us know when you've updated it and I'll reinstall.
The mod package is already updated with the right mod name. Also thank you for bringing that to my attention
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Old 23 Jun 2010, 16:47
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Thanks for the update mate
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Old 23 Jun 2010, 17:01
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Old 23 Jun 2010, 17:33
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This is a simple but excellent mod and it will help prevent lots of spam on my forum - thanks.

In return, and by way of some constructive criticism, I have a simple suggestion:

In the Usergroup Manager, it would be much clearer and more logical to have the option match the logic of all the other options in the Post/Thread Permissions group. So the option would read "Can Post Links" with the default being "Yes". I attach an image to whet your appetite.

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Old 20 Jul 2010, 02:29
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Works great!

Thanks
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 06:21
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OK, perhaps I'm dense. I checked out VSA's permissions hack...and compared it with this hack. It's true that they are not identical. But are the following differences accurate?

This hack limits the posting of links on a per usergroup basis.

The other hack limits posting of links (in addition to 16 other options) on a per usergroup and per forum basis.

So if we want something simple, go with this hack. If we want something more complex go with the other.

Is this a fair assessment?
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 08:27
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I have been looking for this for a long time, tagged and will be installed when in office. I have vbstopforum spam and this will kill the ones that gets through. Thanks.
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 09:48
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will this add on work for signatures too
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Old 24 Jul 2010, 10:47
Nicke71 Nicke71 is offline
 
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I suggest you turn off signatures for the same usergroup you run this mod on.

New users enter one usergroup with restrictions (no sigs, no links). After X posts they got promoted to a normal usergroup.

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will this add on work for signatures too
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 20:19
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Originally Posted by andrew_trell View Post
Works great!

Thanks
You are welcome

Originally Posted by apokphp View Post
OK, perhaps I'm dense. I checked out VSA's permissions hack...and compared it with this hack. It's true that they are not identical. But are the following differences accurate?

This hack limits the posting of links on a per usergroup basis.

The other hack limits posting of links (in addition to 16 other options) on a per usergroup and per forum basis.

So if we want something simple, go with this hack. If we want something more complex go with the other.

Is this a fair assessment?
I don''t know what that other mod does as I am not familiar with it. But what you said about my mod, it is correct.

Originally Posted by koolasia View Post
will this add on work for signatures too
Nope. This is for posts only.

Originally Posted by Nicke71 View Post
I have been looking for this for a long time, tagged and will be installed when in office. I have vbstopforum spam and this will kill the ones that gets through. Thanks.
Glad to see that it came in handy to you as well.
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Old 04 Sep 2010, 17:53
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Just tried this on 4.0.6

When I enter a new post I get the following error if I enter a link from a user who can't post them:

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The following errors occurred with your submission
This forum requires that you wait 30 seconds between posts. Please try again in 30 seconds.

I have made sure I wasn't posting too quickly!

If I try to edit a link into a post I get the correct error message. Anyone else had this?
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Old 19 Jan 2011, 20:53
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can this mod be ported to 3.8.x plz
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Old 22 Jan 2011, 09:03
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Originally Posted by ru55ian View Post
can this mod be ported to 3.8.x plz
I use the "Prevent Spam" plugin, and I added [url to the list of spam words - this seems to be working to stop users from posting urls.

-Wayne
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 04:18
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This is the mod what exactly that I wanted! Thank you borbole. Now, can you tell me how can I edit that error message? I need to edit: "An error has occurred hacktutors! You are not allowed to post links."
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Old 02 Apr 2011, 07:54
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Originally Posted by anupviews View Post
This is the mod what exactly that I wanted! Thank you borbole. Now, can you tell me how can I edit that error message? I need to edit: "An error has occurred hacktutors! You are not allowed to post links."
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