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Stop Spammer

Started by M-DVD, December 31, 2008, 07:31:43 AM

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snoopy_virtual

Quote from: Adjacent on December 04, 2010, 05:12:21 PM
Hello there chums, after receiving the following (attached) error message in Administration > Registration > Settings (when trying to configure this mod), "Your host couldn't make connection with the DB. Try again later. If this error continues see Support Topic and search Known Issues".. I clicked "Known Issues" and was redirected here.

Can anyone please help me out here?  :)

Thanks,
Jason


Edit: Just saw the "Known Issues" bit on the first page. I'm not sure if the fsockopen() function is enabled or not (can't find it in phpinfo). But cURL is enabled, I just installed the cURL mod (here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1569 ). I'm still getting that warning. Any thoughts?

I remember somebody asked more or less that same question around a year ago and as far as I can remember, we sorted it. I've been trying to search the full thread to find out how we did it, but haven't find it yet.

If I find the solution we used then I will write it here for you. In the mean time, try and search the thread to see if you find it before I do it.

Anyway, every server is different, so maybe a solution which worked for somebody else won't work for you. To find the best solution for you I will need to be able to see your server. Can you contact me through Skype?

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

żεχเ๏ภ

Quote from: snoopy_virtual on December 06, 2010, 06:03:37 AM
Quote from: Adjacent on December 04, 2010, 05:12:21 PM
Hello there chums, after receiving the following (attached) error message in Administration > Registration > Settings (when trying to configure this mod), "Your host couldn't make connection with the DB. Try again later. If this error continues see Support Topic and search Known Issues".. I clicked "Known Issues" and was redirected here.

Can anyone please help me out here?  :)

Thanks,
Jason


Edit: Just saw the "Known Issues" bit on the first page. I'm not sure if the fsockopen() function is enabled or not (can't find it in phpinfo). But cURL is enabled, I just installed the cURL mod (here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1569 ). I'm still getting that warning. Any thoughts?

I remember somebody asked more or less that same question around a year ago and as far as I can remember, we sorted it. I've been trying to search the full thread to find out how we did it, but haven't find it yet.

If I find the solution we used then I will write it here for you. In the mean time, try and search the thread to see if you find it before I do it.

Anyway, every server is different, so maybe a solution which worked for somebody else won't work for you. To find the best solution for you I will need to be able to see your server. Can you contact me through Skype?

Thanks for you reply.  :) I'm afraid I don't have a microphone/webcam, but I could IM you through skype if you want.

And I'll have a look through this thread today to see if I can find it myself.



Jason

teh_Krall

Quote from: snoopy_virtual on December 06, 2010, 05:51:53 AM
Quote from: teh_Krall on December 04, 2010, 06:05:26 PM
Silly question, since most spammers are robots wouldn't that mean they have to use a cut & paste function to put text into the registration fields? If that's the case it would 'seem' like catching them could be done through cut and paste detection. Or am I that naive? :)

I use a a cut & paste function myself to log into any forum to avoid keyloggers. Got all my usernames and passwords stored in an encrypted program called Keepass, so I don't need to remember them and I can use different (and complicated) passwords for all of them, so if I use that method it would detect me as a robot.

You got me there :) Though I don't know many people who use your method you point is very valid. Personally, I'm deathly afraid to store my passwords that way so I use a notepad to keep track of all of my passwords which are typically to credit card accounts. I'll check out that program though. 

Quote from: snoopy_virtual on December 06, 2010, 05:51:53 AM
Quote from: teh_Krall on December 04, 2010, 06:05:26 PM
After years of running this mod all of the sudden we've been getting handfuls of new registrations each day. Stop Spammer is saying they are legit, but when you check out their email logs they are usually numerous with their IPs and user names being clean. I've add the httpBL mod to hopefully combat this problem.

Are you using your own API key or the default one?

The default one was disabled a few weeks ago because some people were using it to report legit users as spammers, so everybody using the default API key will see how the mod has stopped working and they will need to ask now for their own API key if they want to continue using it.

I haven't seen any difference at all lately on the amount of spammers in my forums. I use in all of them mod Stop Spammer, mod httpBL and Anti-Spam Verification Questions.

I have seen that just adding a small silly question to the registration form stop normally 99% of the robots from registering.

Yeah after reading back 5 or 6 pages I noticed there was an issue with the API key so I registered at the stopforumspam website and activated my account. I then requested a key, but it was never sent. I'll contact the site to see what's going on with it. We don't use those questions for registering so maybe I'll add some, thanks for the link and help :)

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: Adjacent on December 06, 2010, 03:34:12 PM
Thanks for you reply.  :) I'm afraid I don't have a microphone/webcam, but I could IM you through skype if you want.

I never use my webcam when I'm helping/working with somebody, as it uses too much bandwidth.

I prefer to use my microphone though, as it is a lot faster than writing. Anything that will take me a couple of hours, if I need to explain it in writing, normally only takes me 5 minutes if I can explain it talking.

I suggested Skype because I have all my computers always in Linux and (so far) the only messenger program that always works perfect with my microphone in Linux is Skype. But everyday, as soon as I turn my computers on, I normally open Skype, MSN and Yahoo, so if you haven't got a microphone, you can contact me through any of those 3.

Quote from: teh_Krall on December 07, 2010, 01:51:42 AM
Personally, I'm deathly afraid to store my passwords that way so I use a notepad to keep track of all of my passwords which are typically to credit card accounts. I'll check out that program though. 

I suppose when you talk about a "notepad" you mean a physical one, using pen and paper, not the Microsoft's Notepad program. Don't laugh. I have seen people with a plain text file inside the computer called "passwords.txt".  ;D

Before I found the Free Source program KeePass I was also storing my passwords writing them in a paper I always carried in my pocket, but since I found it, I have them inside my pendrive with the KeePass portable version, as well as inside my computers, with both Linux and Windows versions of the program. All of them using the same encrypted database, of course.

Quote from: teh_Krall on December 07, 2010, 01:51:42 AM
Yeah after reading back 5 or 6 pages I noticed there was an issue with the API key so I registered at the stopforumspam website and activated my account. I then requested a key, but it was never sent. I'll contact the site to see what's going on with it. We don't use those questions for registering so maybe I'll add some, thanks for the link and help :)

If you haven't got yet your own API key the mod won't work for you.

If you don't get your API key in the next few days, try to contact directly the admin of stopforumspam website explaining the problem and tell him I told you to do that. He's a very nice guy and normally answers pretty soon if he's not too busy.

Anyway if you see you are waiting too many days for an answer you can also PM me telling me your username inside stopforumspam website. I have the admin in my Skype contacts and see him there almost every day.

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

ac19189

It be nice to have a report user function under the awaiting approval section.. o.O

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: ac19189 on December 08, 2010, 01:43:12 PM
It be nice to have a report user function under the awaiting approval section.. o.O

That's one of the things planned for the next version I'm doing:  ;D

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1547#post_roadmap

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

żεχเ๏ภ

December 09, 2010, 01:50:44 AM #926 Last Edit: December 09, 2010, 02:26:41 AM by żεχเ๏ภ
Hey. I found the post(s) you were referring to when you said someone has my problem before (about a year and a half ago).

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.msg2779058;topicseen#msg2779058

And here

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.msg1939541#msg1939541


I think I'll try what was suggested in the first one and see if it works.  :)


Edit: Tried making the 2 edits you suggested to 'DJ Omnimaga', it had no affect on anything whatsoever it seems. If you want me to contact you through Skype or msn I can, I just can't use a microphone, feel free to use one yourself though.  :P

andbrb

hi everybody, i've installed the mod on my forum but i can't find where to put my stopforumspam credentials to automatically report new Spammers with a single click.

may u please help me?

thank u

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: andbrb on December 13, 2010, 01:21:19 AM
hi everybody, i've installed the mod on my forum but i can't find where to put my stopforumspam credentials to automatically report new Spammers with a single click.

Go to Admin => Members => Registration => Settings => Scroll down to "Your API key:", write it there and click on "Save".

See attached.

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

andbrb

thank u very much, it works perfectly now.
great. :)

SugarD-x

Please guys! Update this and the other related one for SMF2 RC4! :)

busterone

Quote from: SugarD-x on December 13, 2010, 06:13:12 PM
Please guys! Update this and the other related one for SMF2 RC4! :)
Read back a few pages. Snoopy is very busy and will get to it as soon as he can. Look at the post on page 44 that I am linking you to below. The workaround to make it work for RC4 is there. There is only 1 manual edit needed, the rest can be done by the package manager.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.msg2837547#msg2837547

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: SugarD-x on December 13, 2010, 06:13:12 PM
Please guys! Update this and the other related one for SMF2 RC4! :)

When you talked about "he other related one" I suppose you mean mod httpBL.

That one is already compatible with RC4.

Mod Stop Spammer needs only the small manual edit busterone told you about.

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

V@no

Hello.
It's showing me "There are 15 members awaiting approval." but when I click the link, it says there is nobody to approve...The forum set to user activation.
I believe this happened after I reinstall the mod. How can I clear the count?

Thank you.

snoopy_virtual

Admin => Forum Maintenance => Recount all forum totals and statistics.

El verdadero sabio es aquel que lo ve todo, lo estudia todo, lo analiza todo y molesta poco.
A true wise man is he who sees everything, studies everything, analyses everything and hardly ever annoys.

androgyn3

December 14, 2010, 11:56:41 AM #935 Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 09:27:16 PM by androgyn3
Hi M-DVD,

This is the French Translation for Stop Spammer mod (I hope there are no probleme with the french accentuated character like é ?)

// MOD Stop Spammer
$txt['stopspammer_error'] = 'Erreur de connexion avec Anti SPAM DB.Connexion impossible<br />
SVP essayez encore, ou Contactez le WebMaster';
$txt['stopspammer_count'] = 'Spammers bloqu&eacute;s jusqu\'a aujourd\'hui';
$txt['stopspammer_title'] = 'Rechercher plus d\'info sur `Stop Forum Spam`';

$txt['stopspammer_enable'] = 'Activer/Desactiver le MOD Stop Spammer';
$txt['stopspammer_show01'] = 'Montrer le lien "Plus d\'info" pour tous les membres';
$txt['stopspammer_show01_sub'] = 'Vous pouvez verifiez tous les membres a n\'importe quel moment par un simple clic';

$txt['stopspammer_faildb'] = 'Si la connexion n\'est pas possible avec Anti SPAM DB...';
$txt['stopspammer_fail01'] = 'Montrer l\'erreur et stopper les inscriptions';
$txt['stopspammer_fail02'] = 'Permettre l\'inscription immediate';
$txt['stopspammer_fail03'] = 'Approuv&eacute; le membre et montrer un ic&ocirc;ne jaune pour verifier plus tard';
$txt['stopspammer_faildb1_sub'] = 'Votre serveur peut se connecter a  distante avec la DB';
$txt['stopspammer_faildb2_sub'] = 'Votre serveur ne peut pas se connecter a distante avec la DB. Essayez plus tard.<br />
Si cette erreur persiste lire le support : Topic and search ';
$txt['stopspammer_not_translate'] = '<a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.new#post_issues"><span class="error"><b>Known Issues</b></span></a>';

$txt['stopspammer_leyd01'] = 'Non Spammer: Ces donn&eacute;es ne sont pas dans la DB. Mais vous pouvez verifier';
$txt['stopspammer_leyd02'] = 'Suspect: Ce membre ne peut etre verifi&eacute;. verifier maintenant';
$txt['stopspammer_leyd03'] = 'Spammer: Voir plus d\'info sur l\'activit&eacute; de ce spammer';

$txt['stopspammer_profilecheck'] = 'Verifi&eacute; ce membre';
$txt['stopspammer_limitexceded'] = 'Vous avez depass&eacute; la limite de verification (5000 requetes API par jour).<br />
Vous devriez attendre jusqu\'a demain pour verifier.';

$txt['in_stop_forum_spam'] = 'Dans Stop Forum Spam Web:';
$txt['spammers_checks'] = 'Verifier ces membres';
$txt['spammers_report'] = 'Rapporter ces membres';
$txt['confirm_spammers_checks'] = 'Etes vous sur que vous voulez verifier les membres selectionn&eacute;s ?';
$txt['confirm_spammers_report'] = 'Etes vous sur que vous voulez rapporter les membres selectionn&eacute;s ?\n\n
Penser que quand vous rapporter des membres a  SFS, Ils seront marqu&eacute;s comme spammer partout dans le monde\n
et ils ne pourront utilisez aucun forums connect&eacute; a SFS dans le monde entier.\n\n
Faite le uniquement si vous etes certain que ce sont des spammers et si par malheur vous faite une erreur\n
Dites le aussi rapidement que possible au createur du Mod pour corriger l\'erreur dans la database SFS.';

$txt['stopspammer_api_key'] = 'Votre cl&eacute; API';
$txt['stopspammer_api_key_sub'] = 'Si vous voulez utiliser votre propre cl&eacute; API, vous devez d\'abord vous rendre sur :
<a href="http://www.stopforumspam.com/signup" target="_blank">www.stopforumspam.com</a> pour vous enregister, la demander
et la renseigner ici. Si vous n\'en avez pas, laissez vide et le mod utilisera la cl&eacute; API par defaut.';

$txt['stopspammer_check_sub1'] = '<br />Si le MOD Stop Spammer est activ&eacute;, les membres seront verifi&eacute;s a tout moment:';
$txt['stopspammer_check_name'] = 'Verifier leur pseudo';
$txt['stopspammer_check_mail'] = 'Verifier leur email';
$txt['stopspammer_check_ip'] = 'Verifier leur IP';
$txt['stopspammer_check_sub2'] = 'Par defaut, a chaque fois que vous verifiez les membres avec MOD Stop Spammer, il verifiera
leur pseudo, email and IP. Si vous avez trop de faux-positif a cause des pseudo vous pouvez desactiv&eacute; cette option.
Il n\'est pas recommend&eacute; de desactiver les 2 autres options (verification email et IP) sinon vous savez ce qui va se passer.';


Thank for your mod.

Edit : I have modify for accentuated character

adetia

I installed this package, but I cannot find the link to the mod as it is indicated in the screenshot... I haven't installed hundreds of mods before so perhaps I am doing something wrong, but I downloaded it, uploaded it to the server, installed it (got success message), but it doesn't show, so I'm not sure what I did do wrong.. help?

Version Information:
Forum version: SMF 1.1.12
Current SMF version: SMF 1.1.12

Modification Packages
   Mod Name    Version    
1.    SMF 1.0.19 / 1.1.11 Update    1.0    [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
2.    Banned members avatar    0.1    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
3.    SMF 1.0.18 / 1.1.10 / 2.0 RC1-2 Update    1.1    [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
4.    BBC Permission Mod    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
5.    XarSmilies-2    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
6.    Ip to Country    1.2    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
7.    Colorized Membergroups    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
8.    Additional Membergroups on Profile    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
9.    Admin Modification Menu Section    1.0.2    [ Apply Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
10.    Stars And Badges    2.1    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
11.    SMF 1.0.20 / 1.1.12 Update    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
12.    Auto Link Checker    1.0    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
13.    Bot Buster    1.1    [ Apply Mod ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
14.    Stop Spammer    2.3.7    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
15.    Admin Ban Button in Post    1.1    [ List Files ] [ Delete ]
16.    Repeating Calendar Events v1.2.6    1.2.6    [ Uninstall ] [ List Files ] [ Delete ]

Wizzlefits

@adetia
Administration >>Registration >> Settings scroll down a bit.

Also if you go to Administration >> view members, you should see the little icons next to the users.

Oh, at the moment 5:41 PM EST stopforumspam.com is offline.

Eudemon

where does this number come from, see attachment

the mod only blocks spammer from passing registration right
but starting from the day i started to use this mod, there is only 200 spammers blocked from registration at most
it's a huge different from that number

Darren996

Hi Snoopy!

Awesome mod!  I'm getting hit with waves of spammers attacking simultaneously and it's catching about all of them!

I was wondering if there was an option or a mod somewhere to automatically report, ban and delete?  I've been poking around but haven't found much.

Thanks,
Darren

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