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Stop Forum Spam
« on: December 10, 2008, 11:55:38 AM »
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At the submit on the registration page check if the Email (and the IP address) is in www.stopforumspam.com and denied the registration action. If detected, a message to user will be shown and write in log forum.



Uninstall previous version before install

Enable it in the admin consolle -> Registration -> Settings

Available in: English, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese



Version 0.9
- Add hungarian language (thaks robv)
- Add sfs Icon
Version 0.8
- Add link check to Stop Forum Spam in Who's on line page

Version 0.7
- Add french language (thanks teknautomotive)
- Add greek language (thanks faiza and nikan)
- Add russian language (thanks Bugo)
- Add turkish language (thanks PLAYBOY)
- Add ukrainian language (thanks olex)


Version 0.6
- Upgrade to SMF 2.0 RC4
- Add portuguese language (thanks  Joomlamz)


Version 0.5
- Update language in utf8 encoding
- Add Arabic language (thanks islam2hamy)


Version 0.4
- Redirect to Registration Settings Page
- Enable Check username


Version 0.3
- use fetch_web_data to get response
- change some install step


Version 0.2
- Now can disable/enable the check of IP Address


Version 0.1
! Release
« Last Edit: March 21, 2011, 02:57:32 AM by ITA003 »

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 12:04:10 PM »
Sounds nice..I am trying it right away

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 12:34:22 PM »
Is very interesting .
A question
If i want put my language ( greek-utf8) need to  make a copy of "SFS.english.php" named as "SFS.greek-utf8.php" with inside translate in greek ?


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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 01:13:02 PM »
Installed fine, but when tested with data of first robot I saw on http://www.stopforumspam.com/ , I could register...

What's wrong?
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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 01:40:50 AM »
Installed fine, but when tested with data of first robot I saw on http://www.stopforumspam.com/ [nofollow] , I could register...

What's wrong?


Go go Forum Admin > Registration > Settings and Enable: Stop Forum Spam Enabled

Great stuff, thanks!
« Last Edit: December 11, 2008, 01:45:16 AM by rickydeez »

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 04:08:41 AM »
nice mod bravo, it possible see it written for smf 2?
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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 08:29:35 AM »
Is very interesting .
A question
If i want put my language ( greek-utf8) need to  make a copy of "SFS.english.php" named as "SFS.greek-utf8.php" with inside translate in greek ?
Yes!Send me the file... I insert it in the package.

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 08:30:21 AM »
nice mod bravo, it possible see it written for smf 2?
Of course... In the next week I download the beta and try it on my fourm and upgrade my mods
« Last Edit: December 11, 2008, 09:20:30 AM by ITA003 »

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 07:43:39 PM »
Installed fine, but when tested with data of first robot I saw on http://www.stopforumspam.com/ , I could register...

What's wrong?


Go go Forum Admin > Registration > Settings and Enable: Stop Forum Spam Enabled

Great stuff, thanks!


Thank you!!  I thought I was losing my mind.  And thank you ITA003 for this great mod!!
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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2008, 08:27:31 PM »
nice mod bravo, it possible see it written for smf 2?
Of course... In the next week I download the beta and try it on my fourm and upgrade my mods

will be watching for it! on my one vbulletin forum i have a mod for "stop forum spam" it does wonders!  ;D

edit: can you add the option to also block on username? (i like to block on all 3, username/ip/email)

edit again: i would like to note that on the VB version, within the period of less than a year.. it has stopped well over 1 thousand spam bot registrations on my board..
« Last Edit: December 18, 2008, 08:43:22 PM by uberjon »

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2008, 07:28:18 PM »
edit: can you add the option to also block on username? (i like to block on all 3, username/ip/email)

In the next release!!  ;)

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 12:20:31 PM »
This mod works like a charm - thank you sooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2008, 01:04:43 AM »
GREAT MOD !! Right mod in the right time when my forum is attacked by spammers..
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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2008, 03:38:53 AM »
What are your guys thoughts on their data?

Last time I looked their email bans included stuff like *@gmail.com etc.

I wouldn't be able to register at my own board as I only have gmail :)

They also do a lot of IP banning which is fairly useless and only really risks banning genuine people.

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 07:23:16 AM »
What are your guys thoughts on their data?

I use the website www.stopforumspam.com

Last time I looked their email bans included stuff like *@gmail.com etc.

I wouldn't be able to register at my own board as I only have gmail :)

I check the full email address (not only the domain)

They also do a lot of IP banning which is fairly useless and only really risks banning genuine people.
The Default (if mod enable) is to check the email address, if you want to check the IP also you must enable it.

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 07:55:50 AM »
I think you have missed the point of my post and I am not certain how the statement "I use the website www.stopforumspam.com" answers my query.

The website also supplies lists and APIs so you use their data, last time I looked, their data had things like *@gmail.com in it and lots of IPs.

I was asking for opinions on the usefulness of such data, not whether anyone uses it or not :)

Ultimately spam bots can just make up addresses for disposable accounts so I fail to see the point in checking list after list of data. Other measures must be more effective.

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2008, 08:12:29 AM »
The website also supplies lists and APIs so you use their data, last time I looked, their data had things like *@gmail.com in it and lots of IPs.
I don't understand...
Did you see the address "*@gmail.com" in StopForumSpam list??


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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2008, 08:22:33 AM »
yes...

I downloaded the files about 4 or 5 months ago, saw things like that in it and decided not to use their lists.

I just opened their download Sql commands for phpbb, the following line is in it:

It wasn't gmail, or I couldn't find it in the brief search I did - still, I found the following:

Code: [Select]
INSERT INTO `phpbb_banlist` VALUES ('', '', '', '*@hotmail.co.uk');

Blanket banning like this is surely just going to restrict people from signing up to the forum?

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2008, 08:37:04 AM »
I understand... but i don't know the code in your post...

I use their remote APIs only to check the mail (or IP and, in the future the username)

I agree with you that insert that code are too restrictive...

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Re: Stop Forum Spam
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2008, 09:03:24 AM »
I wonder if their API passes hotmail.co.uk addresses or if it too has *@hotmail.co.uk too?

I would hope not, but I assume the inserts etc are built from the same database that the API uses.