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Mod Version: 1.0.0, by King Kovifor (Coder) King Kovifor is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 153
Released: 29 Mar 2010 Last Update: 29 Mar 2010 Downloads: 693
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Purpose

The purpose of the Stop Forum Spam database integration is to add an effective way to reduce the amount of Spammer registrations on your forum.

Limitations

As of v1.0.0, the modification only works with new registrations. A later update will allow submission of previously registered users as well as integration with moderator controls and user profiles. Also, the modification will eventually have the ability to have more actions besides rejection of the registration.

Installation

Installation includes the uploading of 1 file as well as installing 1 product through the Administrators Control Panel.
  1. Upload class_sfs.php to your forum's /includes directory.
  2. Install product_kk_sfs_integration.xml through the ACP (ACP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> [Add/Import Product]
  3. Modify the tolerance level, if desired. This can be found under the registration options.
  4. Enjoy

Default Tolerance Level

By default, the tolerance level is set to 2. Meaning it must match at least 2 out of 3 fields (Username, IP, and Email) to be rejected. If it only matches 1 field, it will be permitted to go through.

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v1.0.0 -3/28/2010

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  #31  
Old 17 Apr 2010, 20:10
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Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
One concern. When I unzipped it it said that it would lose it's encryption. Is that anything to be concerned about? TIA.

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Where does the database that matches in reg info come from?
The database is the Stop Forum Spam database. I have no affiliation with it whatsoever, but it is a place where administrators such as yourself may post spammers that come to your forum. And no, there shouldn't be encryption on the ZIP.

Originally Posted by ScEmH View Post
Installed. Thank you for making this, bots have been hitting my forum hard lately so hopefully this will help.

In the future could you add admin options that lets us choose specifically what fields to reject by? IE: Matching by just email and IP, or just by IP?

I'm requesting it because rejecting by matching two things won't always work because I have noticed some of the bots that are in that database have the same IP but nothing else. Sure, I could get around that problem by having it only match one field.... But that in itself is very dodgy. With that set it could match by just username and create a ton of false positives, as some of the names bots use are really common.
As I have explained earlier in this thread, I had plans to do such a thing, but I went for a "tolerance" level setting approach. By introducing on / off switches for checks, it could potentially undermine my original approach, by only setting to match 1 field (say IP) but keeping tolerance at 2. The logic needs to be thought out.
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Old 18 Apr 2010, 14:34
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Marked as installed.
I hope it will do the job good.
Since I have upgraded to the Suite4.0 I have had a lot of spam registrations - without this addon.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 06:28
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thanks .....
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 20:55
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This addon looks very promising. I have downloaded it and am about to install it. I was actually looking for something that would check an ip / proxy address against a DNSBL. If more than x amount of black listings came back, then the registering user would be rejected and added to a ban list automatically.

I would still like to find an addon that has that function-ability. I will give this addon a go.

Thanks
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 19:01
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Originally Posted by King Kovifor View Post
The database is the Stop Forum Spam database. I have no affiliation with it whatsoever, but it is a place where administrators such as yourself may post spammers that come to your forum. And no, there shouldn't be encryption on the ZIP.

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Old 27 Apr 2010, 22:26
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How can we tell what users get blocked? I'd like to be able to check the activity and make sure a valid user didn't get blocked on a periodic basis.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:39
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Originally Posted by kfrosty View Post
Installed. Thanks

How can we tell what users get blocked? I'd like to be able to check the activity and make sure a valid user didn't get blocked on a periodic basis.
As of right now, I have not coded anything that would permit such a feature.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:45
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I'm a new vbulletin board owner and spammers are driving me crazy. Hope I installed it correctly. Thanks.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 02:17
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Originally Posted by kfrosty View Post
How can we tell what users get blocked? I'd like to be able to check the activity and make sure a valid user didn't get blocked on a periodic basis.
Originally Posted by King Kovifor View Post
As of right now, I have not coded anything that would permit such a feature.
This add-on already does what you want: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=230921
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Old 02 Jun 2010, 12:02
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I am also getting a lot of real users stating they are spammers so going to install this later this morning and drop the other.
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 06:03
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
This add-on already does what you want: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=230921
But, as has been noted above, it does the job too well and stops real users from registering. This product seems a little cleaner and more to the point.
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Old 29 Jun 2010, 13:19
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Installed this mod as I have been getting hammered by spambot registrations. They weren't however getting onto the board because they weren't confirming their email addresses, will this block that too?
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 12:46
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
But, as has been noted above, it does the job too well and stops real users from registering. This product seems a little cleaner and more to the point.
Originally Posted by Charlie98902 View Post
I am also getting a lot of real users stating they are spammers so going to install this later this morning and drop the other.
Is there really a difference between the two mods?
With the other mod, I just check ip and email, not username. I haven't had one person come back to me saying it wouldn't let them register.
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Old 05 Jul 2010, 14:44
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Originally Posted by steven s View Post
Is there really a difference between the two mods?
With the other mod, I just check ip and email, not username. I haven't had one person come back to me saying it wouldn't let them register.
Same here. I don't think any legitimate member has been prevented from registering since I dropped the name check.
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Old 06 Jul 2010, 11:12
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Installed, working great on 4.0.4PL1
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