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Allow URLs in posts only after a minimum number of posts (to reduce spam)
Mod Version: 1.00, by Xoligy (Member) Xoligy is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (9 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 126
Released: 12 Dec 2006 Last Update: 29 Jan 2007 Downloads: 1223
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With the recent increase in CAPTCHA-beating bots spamming their URLs, I have a feeling this mod will be very useful. Inspired by this vBulletin 2 plug-in.

To install, first upload "bitfield_restricturls.xml" to "includes/xml", and then just install restricturls.xml via the product manager in the AdminCP. The plug-in should automatically rebuild the bitfields cache - as long as you upload "bitfield_restricturls.xml" first.

The amount of posts required is configurable in the usergroup manager, simply look for the group of settings with the header "Restrict URLs". The default is set to 5, however most bots tend to only make one or two spam posts at the most.

For obvious reasons, moderators and admins don't have this restriction, but if you want to add it, you can remove the group id from "bitfield_restricturls.xml".

If people find this useful, I may also update this to make an option so the posts containing URLs are set to be moderated rather than just completely restricted.

Enjoy

Update (13th Dec): Added code to rebuild bitfields, just re-install the .xml file. Also fixed a major bug. If you already have this installed... re-install it!

Note: This works by detecting the [url] tag and so it relies on vBulletin BBCode enabled and vBulletin to automatically parse URLs in to BBCode. If you have either of these disabled it will not work.


You're free to do what you like with this code, although credit is appreciated, it's not required.

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Update: If you're looking for a more advanced version of this, I recommend this or this. Because of these, this plug-in will no longer be updated unless needed. I recommend you use either of the first 2 if you're looking for more control.

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 17:23
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Just saw the screenshot, this is a really cool addon to stop spam

Thanks for the hack Xoligy

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Old 12 Dec 2006, 17:32
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thank you....
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 17:53
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Nice but i have an advanced version of this installed
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 18:34
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Originally Posted by Distance View Post
Nice but i have an advanced version of this installed
Care to elaborate?
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 18:54
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Old 12 Dec 2006, 21:41
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Originally Posted by Xoligy View Post
Care to elaborate?
I agee
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 08:39
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didn't rebuilt bitfields for me.
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 10:02
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Thumbs up

This sounds very usefull indeed. Will give it a try...
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 11:09
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Originally Posted by WritersBeat View Post
didn't rebuilt bitfields for me.
Thanks, I'll look in to it. What version are you using?

EDIT: Fixed.

Last edited by Xoligy; 13 Dec 2006 at 11:32.
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 13:56
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Originally Posted by Distance View Post
Nice but i have an advanced version of this installed
Thank you, installed but I'm curious as well for my forum, what is an advanced version of this. Is there another product similar to this one out?
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 17:32
Xoligy Xoligy is offline
 
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Updated main post with information about better plug-ins. Unfortunately I didn't know about them until Distance notified me and I stumbled across the other.

If you're looking for more control, I recommend you use one of the 2 mentioned.
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 20:46
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Sounds like a great hack, Installed it. Set registered group to 25 post prior to be able to post links. Logged in with a test account no post on it and it was able to post links. I uploaded the bitfield first then imported. What could be the problem?
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 21:54
Xoligy Xoligy is offline
 
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You're right, I made a mistake. Now going to upload the fixed version.
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Old 13 Dec 2006, 21:59
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Originally Posted by Xoligy View Post
You're right, I made a mistake. Now going to upload the fixed version.

Thank you, I prefer your version as it gives them a message telling them why they cannot post url The other mods simply place the message as a moderated post. Then we would have to manually remove the crap and explain to them why.
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