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Mod Version: 3.8.001, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (65 votes - 4.98 average) Installs: 977
Released: 28 Nov 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2894
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As of 24 Nov 2017 this modification has been withdrawn.

The ever popular "miserable users" hack for vb 3.8.

Basically a way to really annoy anyone you don't want visiting your forum. This version is based on the vb 3.7 version. Credit to Zzed for the original idea.

When classed as miserable, a member suffers ;

1. Slow response (time delay) on every page (20 to 60 seconds default).
2. A chance they will get the "server busy" message (50% by default).
3. A chance that no search facilities will be available (75% by default).
4. A chance they will get redirected to another preset page (25% & homepage by default).
5. A chance they will simply get a blank page (25% by default).
6. Post flood limit increased by a defined factor (10 times by default).
7. If they get past all this okay, then they will be served up their proper page.

Note: All the above options are set in the vBulletin Options.

To install this hack simply download the xml file to your pc and then import it into vbulletin as a product - then create your 'miserable users' usergroup and set the value of this group, and your preferred other settings, in the hacks settings area (vBulletin Oprions > Miserable Users). To make a member suffer just edit their profile to add them to the miserable users group (it will work as either the primary group or as a secondary group).


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v3.8.001 - Initial vB 3.8 release.

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Old 24 Jan 2009, 17:14
VFKWorld09 VFKWorld09 is offline
 
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I have a few members on my site I would love to try this on. Hehe!
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Old 25 Jan 2009, 00:44
terracore terracore is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Then it wasnt disabled.
Well it was disabled in the control panel (and the font listing the mod changed to strikeout, showing vbulletin believes it is disabled) .... other than that I don't know how to disable a mod.
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Old 25 Jan 2009, 13:57
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Then it cannot have any effect - the simple fact is that if a plugin is disabled, its code is not even loaded into the plugin cache, so it cannot run.

If it was disabled and running then your plugin cache must have been broken/corrupted, and that is not a problem related to this (or any other) mod, its a fault on your board.
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 03:13
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Hi Paul

I've upgrade from vb3.6.1 to v3.8.0 and left this mod installed and running, everything works fine as far as I'm aware with the old version installed.

Has this version been changed in any way to the old version, or is this the old version that has been declared safe for 3.8?
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 11:00
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There are no changes other than allowing it to install in 3.8, you can happily continue to use the older version.
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 16:16
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I have been using this for so long.. they even created sites about how bad I am thanks Paul

to upgrade, will it overwrite the old one of do I need to remove old one?


Thanks
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 16:56
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If you install the update it should remove the older version.
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 20:38
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i would suggest putting in troll levels.

level 1 - they get screwed around 5% of the time.

level 3 - they get screwed around 50% of the time

level 5 - 90%

it wouldn't be that hard to do. instead of having a toll bit that is either 1 or 0 it can be a value that is from 0 to 5.

also it would be sweet if the script set a cookie so that if a miserable user tried to log out and make a new account the problems would still happen. it helps to create confusion as to if the user is being screwed with or the server is having problems. i wouldn't want them to know 100% that i was messing with them since that might only provoke them to cause more problems. i would rather them get frustrated with what they think is technical problems.

no matter what i am sure to install this great mod.
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 01:14
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haha, its great, and a fun way to torture people >=]
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Old 20 Feb 2009, 05:33
gmerin gmerin is offline
 
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has to be my favorite and most used hack
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Old 25 Feb 2009, 20:19
ctimes ctimes is offline
 
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Any way to make this available to moderators? I would prefer this over banning at times.
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Old 26 Feb 2009, 00:47
gmerin gmerin is offline
 
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Any way to make this available to moderators? I would prefer this over banning at times.
i won't ban anyone (at least not permanently): i think that the people who would otherwise be banned, actually get off on it as though they've been martyred. i find this is far more effective than banning in correcting their behaviors.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:12
derzok derzok is offline
 
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hahaha! This is the most brilliant hack ever! Thank you SO much!

*marks as installed*
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Old 15 Mar 2009, 08:39
kronnos kronnos is offline
 
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Hey, few question:

Would it be possible to give mods power to add IP's to the miserable list?

Would a guest with his IP being on the list, still be able to register? I added an IP for the user and he is still able to register with the same IP.

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Old 15 Mar 2009, 15:11
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This will not stop registrations.
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