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User Punishment by BOP5
Mod Version: 1.2, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (6 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 68
Released: 07 Jun 2011 Last Update: Never Downloads: 193
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User Punishment by BOP5

"This is cruelest mod ever released since Miserable Users..."

This is the VB 4.x version.
VB 3.x version here.

Version 1.2

For too long we as admins have been limited on how we can take revenge on the users who drive us crazy. You know the ones- they don't break the rules per say but they certainly break the spirit of the rules.We don't want to ban them, Infractions don't really mean anything, So what could we do? We were stuck... until now.

User Punishment by BirdOPrey5 is Here!

This mod adds teeth to infraction points or can be used against specific users. Basically this mod will slow down a user's browsing experience by 1 or more seconds per request. A couple seconds here or there doesn't sound like a lot but think about it, if they make 30 clicks on your site per visit with a 2 second delay you've stolen a minute of their life. A minute they can never, ever get back.Like the torture machine from the movie "The Princess Bride" you have robbed from them the one thing no mortal man can ever recover. And like that torture machine you can turn it up as high as you like. [Insert evil grin smiley here.]

This mod has two ways of working. If you use the built in infractions system in vBulletin you can enable the mod to slow down a user's page load request based on the number of infraction points they have. By default 1 second for each point however you can multiply this with a setting- slow them down by 2, 3, or even 4 or more seconds per infraction point.

Now infractions actually mean something. As points expire their browsing speed will automatically return to normal.

The second option allows you to target specific users. In this mode you enter three pieces of data: The User ID, the Minimum Delay in Seconds, and the Maximum Delay in Seconds. The mod will then RANDOMLY slow down every request from the user for a time between the two numbers, inclusive. This mode is best used silently. Targeted users will simply think your forum or their Internet connection is being slow. They probably won't even say anything- but YOU will know. You will know every time they post or browse you are sucking their life away second by second.

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  #16  
Old 09 Jun 2011, 14:08
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Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
Nice idea.

Wouldn't, say, 0.5 as multiplier work? I mean, wouldn't that cut the time to half a second?
Yes... it means I have to use the millisecond sleep function instead of the full second sleep function.

For VB4 it doesn't really matter, but for the VB3 version of this mod (which it was originally created for) the millisecond sleep function isn't supported on windows based systems before php 5.0 so for some people it may not have worked. But since VB4 requires php 5.2 this shouldn't be an issue in this version.
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 17:52
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Hi,

VB 4.0.6

Installed ok... but I can't turn it on. As soon as I save it, it shows as OFF.
I reinstalled and overwrite and it's the same.

Anyone help please?

thanks
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 18:36
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Do you have any working mods installed?
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 18:47
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Yes... quite a few.
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 19:23
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Yeah, I will work on something to accommodate higher infraction points.
And if you could also add some offset. For example, lets say user have 50 points, and I don't want to punish him. I divide this with 10 (or use 0.1) so it gives 5 seconds. But with offset I could subtract 5 and this user has no slowdown.

Formula would be:

Infraction points * Time multiplayer - Offset = Actual slowdown.
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 20:05
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Originally Posted by cravendale View Post
Yes... quite a few.
I would uninstall the mod completely and then re-install. There is nothing in the mod that could be causing something like this- it uses the same code to make settings as any other vBulletin mod.
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 23:54
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I would uninstall the mod completely and then re-install. There is nothing in the mod that could be causing something like this- it uses the same code to make settings as any other vBulletin mod.
Yip, that worked

Great addon BTW

thanks for sharing it
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 01:03
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You're welcome- glad it's working. Had never seen that issue before.
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 02:40
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VERY cool mod!
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 21:03
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May be I'm taking a long distant shot with this but how about adding some vBExperience decreasing points ?
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 21:12
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I'm not really familiar with VBExperience... If they have an existing system for reducing infraction points then that would still work with this mod. But if you mean to create a way of reducing infraction points in exchange for credits that would be something that would have to be done on VBExperience's side of things.
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 23:14
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I kind of like this idea, but a mod I would like to see is where a member would slowly lose reputation points and rights to certain areas based on number of infractions they have. I prefer not to outright ban people if I don't have to, but something that slowly degrades their rights and priviledges, along with reputation points would be a big help to handling the trolls we all have.
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Old 14 Jun 2011, 15:04
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You need to setup usergroups with less and less privileges, and change them with infraction points. It's within vBulletin already, check https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/user_infractions, especially this part: https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/..._modify_groups
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Old 14 Jun 2011, 15:38
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Good idea Alan. dmm2020, losing privileges based on infraction points would be outside the scope of this mod.
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 02:24
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I tested this out and it does not seem to work at all in my setup. I can give the link via PM if you want, but while I like the idea of this, the tests my moderators did does not show any noticeable showdown no matter how much the delay is set to.
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