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Stop Spammer

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

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snoopy_virtual


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.

carbonize

Well I installed this and tested by having it check a list of accounts that had 0 posts. I noticed it marked a friend of mine as a spammer so I checked his details on the Stop Forum Spam website. Both his IP and email address returned no results from their database so all I can think of is it blocked him because of his user name which is Sean. Sorry but classing a user as a spammer based on user name is stupid and seems to results in a lot of false positives. Unless I am missing something and it wasn't the user name it was blocking on.
C a r b o n i z e

snoopy_virtual

October 08, 2010, 03:05:26 PM #822 Last Edit: October 10, 2010, 05:05:07 AM by snoopy_virtual
Quote from: carbonize on October 08, 2010, 02:15:13 PM
Well I installed this and tested by having it check a list of accounts that had 0 posts. I noticed it marked a friend of mine as a spammer so I checked his details on the Stop Forum Spam website. Both his IP and email address returned no results from their database so all I can think of is it blocked him because of his user name which is Sean. Sorry but classing a user as a spammer based on user name is stupid and seems to results in a lot of false positives. Unless I am missing something and it wasn't the user name it was blocking on.

That's exactly the reason why I changed a few things in the mod's settings on this last version 2.3.7 on the 7th of February 2010

Navigate to: Admin => Members => Registration => Settings => And scroll down the page to the mod's settings.

You will see it says:

Quote
If MOD Stop Spammer is enabled, every time we check a member:

Check their username:    
Check their email:    
Check their IP:

By default, every time you check a member with MOD Stop Spammer it will check their username, email and IP. If you are getting too many false positives because of their usernames you can turn that option off. We wouldn't recomend you to turn off the another 2 options (to check their email and IP) unless you know what you are doing.

It's up to you if you want to leave the 3 options or not.

If you read this thread completely you will see some people say it's better to leave the 3 options ON, but my personal recommendation (at least that's the reason why I did that change and that's the way I have it in all my forums) has been always to check only emails and IPs, but never check usernames.

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.

NetBuM

I discovered this mod today and tried to install the latest version on SMF 2.0 RC2.  When I hit install the installation actually takes me to my homepage hxxp:gravesidetales.com [nonactive] which is built using WordPress.

The url looks like this when I hit install

hxxp:gravesidetales.com/forum/?action=admin;area=packages;sa=install;package=StopSpammer_v2_3_7.zip [nonactive]

I tried to Parse for a manual install but and error comes up.  I would really like to get this mod up and running because I am really getting tired of all the people who just sign up with their affiliate links.

Thanks in advance

busterone

Are you installing the mod through your forum's package manager?

snoopy_virtual

I suppose yes, NetBuM is installing it via the package manager. Look at the link:

action=admin;area=packages;sa=install; etc

That's inside the package manager, so is doing it properly there.

So if the installation is not working it must be something else wrong inside NetBuM's forum, but I cannot figure out what.

I will think about it for a while. In the mean time just a few questions for NetBuM:

You said you are trying to install the mod on SMF 2.0 RC2, but I have just checked your forum and it's 2.0 RC3

Was it a typo?

Did you upgrade lately from RC2 to RC3?

Since you upgraded it have you installed any other mods via the package manager without errors?

Have you ever installed any other mods without errors since you started your forum?

You also said you "tried to Parse for a manual install but and error comes up".

What error?

What parsed instructions are you using?

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.

carbonize

OK I apologise but you make no mention of the settings in admin on the mod page nor is there a picture showing the settings in admin. As to reading this thread it is 42 pages long so I read the first 3 pages and the last 3 and there is no mention of settings on any of them pages.
C a r b o n i z e

butchs

Try to search the topic???
I have been truly inspired by the SUGGESTIONS as I sit on my throne and contemplate the wisdom imposed upon me.

NetBuM

October 09, 2010, 12:27:46 PM #828 Last Edit: October 09, 2010, 01:04:12 PM by NetBuM
Quote from: snoopy_virtual on October 08, 2010, 06:16:28 PM
I suppose yes, NetBuM is installing it via the package manager. Look at the link:

action=admin;area=packages;sa=install; etc

That's inside the package manager, so is doing it properly there.

So if the installation is not working it must be something else wrong inside NetBuM's forum, but I cannot figure out what.

I will think about it for a while. In the mean time just a few questions for NetBuM:

You said you are trying to install the mod on SMF 2.0 RC2, but I have just checked your forum and it's 2.0 RC3

Was it a typo?

Did you upgrade lately from RC2 to RC3?

Since you upgraded it have you installed any other mods via the package manager without errors?

Have you ever installed any other mods without errors since you started your forum?

You also said you "tried to Parse for a manual install but and error comes up".

What error?

What parsed instructions are you using?

Hi Snoop,

That was a typo.  I had RC2 on the brain because of another post I read. 

I only have 3 mods installed. 

1.     Auto Embed Video/Audio Clips     
2.    Hide Edited Line    
3.    Twitter and Facebook Publisher mod    
4.     Simple Portal
All installed with no problems

I did about a month or two ago update to Theme "The Killing SMF2", by Akyhne

Now that I think of it maybe it could be a problem with the theme.  I remember having this type of problem before when I was running SMF 1.10 or thereabouts.  When I upgraded to run the SMF 2.0 RCxx the problem went away. 

When I tried to parse I got the following message:

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, but the modification could not be parsed.



snoopy_virtual

Quote from: NetBuM on October 09, 2010, 12:27:46 PM
I did about a month or two ago update to Theme "The Killing SMF2", by Akyhne

Now that I think of it maybe it could be a problem with the theme.  I remember having this type of problem before when I was running SMF 1.10 or thereabouts.  When I upgraded to run the SMF 2.0 RCxx the problem went away.  I may revert back to the previous version of this theme and see if that helps. 

This maybe the solution. Try it and let us know if it sort the problem

Quote from: NetBuM on October 09, 2010, 12:27:46 PM
When I tried to parse I got the following message:

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, but the modification could not be parsed.

There is always another way to do a manual installation.

If you have no problem reading code try what I suggested to geekartist a few days ago here:

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.msg2806321#msg2806321

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.

NetBuM

The theme version RC2 and I tried it but no go.  Will give your suggestion a read.


snoopy_virtual

Quote from: NetBuM on October 09, 2010, 01:25:24 PM
The theme version RC2 and I tried it but no go.  Will give your suggestion a read.

If you don't see it clear, give me a call via Skype.

Actually, as you can see in the thread, we were last week trying to sort geekartist's problem for a lot of days with no success, but yesterday we at last connected together via Skype and sorted the problem in a few minutes.

I think geekartist is a lot more happy now.  ;D

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.

carbonize

Quote from: butchs on October 09, 2010, 09:26:31 AM
Try to search the topic???
People shouldn't have to search for what should be in the description/instructions.
C a r b o n i z e

carbonize

Quote from: carbonize on October 09, 2010, 02:05:10 PM
Quote from: butchs on October 09, 2010, 09:26:31 AM
Try to search the topic???
People shouldn't have to search for what should be in the description/instructions.
Nor should they have to ask about basic functionality.
C a r b o n i z e

butchs

I know nothing about that stuff...   I did not mean to  strike a chord.  I simply wanted to help.  :'(
I have been truly inspired by the SUGGESTIONS as I sit on my throne and contemplate the wisdom imposed upon me.

flutter

I've been using this for ages on my old site.  Now trying to install it on the new one and I get a test failed on

Themes/default/ManageMembers.template.php     
Themes/default/Register.template.php

The parse feature isn't working and I can't get the code I need to insert to get the mod working.

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: flutter on October 20, 2010, 04:13:39 AM
I've been using this for ages on my old site.  Now trying to install it on the new one and I get a test failed on

Themes/default/ManageMembers.template.php     
Themes/default/Register.template.php

The parse feature isn't working and I can't get the code I need to insert to get the mod working.

If you un-zip the package StopSpammer_v2_3_7.zip you will find inside it the code you need to modify. If you can read code you can try to do it that way.

But the code is completely different for SMF 1.1.11 or SMF 2.0 RC3 or whatever.

For SMF 1.x the changes are inside the file install_1.xml

For SMF 2.0 the changes are inside the file install_2.xml

Which one do you use?

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You need to check also if inside the folder of the particular Theme you are using you have the files ManageMembers.template.php and/or Register.template.php

If SMF finds any of them inside your Theme folder it will use them. If they are not there it will use the files inside the default Theme instead. If you have any of them in your custom Theme folder you will need to modify them as well.

Do you use the default Theme or a custom one?

If you have a custom Theme can you see any of those 2 files inside it?

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If you are not confident reading code or you don't understand something, there is a lot faster solution:


  • Look on your server inside your /Themes/default/ folder for those 2 files.
  • Download and zip them.
  • Look also inside your /Themes/YourCustomTheme/ folder for those 2 files.
  • If any of them is there, download them as well and add them to the zip file (in a separate subfolder, don't overwrite the default ones).
  • Send me the zip file by email or attach it here in a post

I would do the needed changes myself and send them back to you.

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BTW, if you cannot see my email address, it is:

info [at] snoopyvirtualstudio [dot] com

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.

flutter

October 20, 2010, 10:41:28 AM #837 Last Edit: October 20, 2010, 10:45:49 AM by flutter
Just installed 2.0 and now I can't get this mod to work at all.  I'll be lost without it. 

Just came back on this.  I downloaded it again, my version was about a year old and wouldn't have been able to work with the most recent 2.0 yet

Cracking wee mod and it has saved me so much trouble you wouldn't believe it

Snoopy, your project honeypot one, is that compatible with this or do I have to choose?  I'd love both

snoopy_virtual

Quote from: flutter on October 20, 2010, 10:41:28 AM
Just installed 2.0 and now I can't get this mod to work at all.  I'll be lost without it. 

Just came back on this.  I downloaded it again, my version was about a year old and wouldn't have been able to work with the most recent 2.0 yet

When you say the most recent 2.0 do you mean SMF 2.0 RC3?

Quote from: flutter on October 20, 2010, 10:41:28 AM
Snoopy, your project honeypot one, is that compatible with this or do I have to choose?  I'd love both

Both mods Stop Spammer and httpBL (the project honeypot one) are totally compatible. I have them both in all my forums.

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I cannot see any attached files or any new email. Why you didn't send me your files so I can modify them for you?

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.

flutter

Thank you, I'll go for both then.  I'll download it in a bit

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