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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1940 on: August 25, 2016, 06:00:26 AM »
Recently install this MOD.
How can i check the status of ALL currently registered members?
 i have hundreds of pages of members and as of now only see a way to check them one page(30 members on each page) at a time.

The maximum amount of users you can check at once is around 100.

It depends on how powerful is your server, but I wouldn't recommend you to check more than 100 at once.

You should go to Admin => Configuration => Features and Options => Layout => Members per page in member list

Change that number to 100.

Now go back to you member's list and check one page at a time.

If you get problems, set a lower number.

When you are done, change the number back to 30.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1941 on: August 30, 2016, 06:41:44 AM »
Thanks for that tip, made checking a bit faster.

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1942 on: September 19, 2016, 12:24:22 PM »
Is this mod still effective? ::)

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1943 on: September 19, 2016, 12:52:49 PM »
I used it and it has cut the spammers down considerabley

I also found if you are having problems with getting errors then try installing it first before any other mod
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1944 on: September 21, 2016, 12:39:44 AM »
Thanks, I'm also going to give it a go!

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1945 on: May 01, 2017, 03:09:09 PM »
Seem very nice mod i installed it without any problem in smf 2.0.13 but always i have this error:


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    Mod Stop Spammer is ON but there is no connection just now with Stop Forum Spam. Please try later.
    If the problem persists ask for help in the official support forum.

some solution ?

thxnk yo

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1946 on: May 01, 2017, 10:55:13 PM »
You have to get an API from SFS
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1947 on: May 02, 2017, 05:49:57 AM »
Seem very nice mod i installed it without any problem in smf 2.0.13 but always i have this error:


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    Mod Stop Spammer is ON but there is no connection just now with Stop Forum Spam. Please try later.
    If the problem persists ask for help in the official support forum.

some solution ?

thxnk yo

You have to get an API from SFS

Not really. StopForumSpam works different than ProjectHoneyPot

You only need to have an ID from SFS if you want to report new spammers. If you only want to connect to SFS and read the data from their servers you don't need that. It's open to the public.

The connection with SFS server should work always.

I remember there was an issue with some kind of servers, but we wrote this mod too many years ago and cannot remember exactly what it was. (Something to do with curl support or something like that I think).

I will need to read this topic again to find out, because I remember we talked about it a few times.

I will report back when I find it.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1948 on: May 02, 2017, 06:03:15 AM »
Seem very nice mod i installed it without any problem in smf 2.0.13 but always i have this error:


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    Mod Stop Spammer is ON but there is no connection just now with Stop Forum Spam. Please try later.
    If the problem persists ask for help in the official support forum.

some solution ?

thxnk yo


I will need to read this topic again to find out, because I remember we talked about it a few times.

I will report back when I find it.

Thank you so much

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1949 on: May 02, 2017, 06:25:34 AM »
Well. That was quick, because the answer is in page 2

If I had needed to read all 98 pages it would have been days lol

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=283309.msg1920848#post_issues

The problem is not with curl but with fsockopen.

@edi1967 ask the company where you have your forum if the PHP function fsockopen is enabled in their servers or try installing the mod that M-DVD suggests in that post.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1950 on: May 06, 2017, 08:33:38 PM »
Great Job with this Mod snoopy_virtual, it works great.

In the first days online, my forum started to get those spammers coming (seems is being well indexed hehe) and had to ban 4 spammers registering and posting in my forum.

In 3 days after install your Mod, it has stopped 29 spammers  :o

I'm thankful for this Mod for we all can continue quietly with our hobby.

What i cannot find is where to edit the template of StopSpammer in the User page in Admin Panel, it doesn't fits at all with the layout lol

(see attachment)

I will apreciate if you can tell me the file where that part of code is placed. Thank you... and again, Great Job

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1951 on: May 11, 2017, 09:20:27 PM »
What i cannot find is where to edit the template of StopSpammer in the User page in Admin Panel, it doesn't fits at all with the layout lol

(see attachment)

I will apreciate if you can tell me the file where that part of code is placed. Thank you... and again, Great Job

Those 3 DIVs you see there are done inside the file ManageMembers.php that you will find inside your Sources folder.

To find them you can just search for:

Code: [Select]
$modSettings['stopspammer_enable']

This variable is at the beginning of every one of those DIVs.

The same code appears twice inside that file, so you will find 6 times that variable.

Anyway it's not a good idea to touch the Sources files, so maybe it would be better if you define the class leyend_stopspammer inside your index.css file and play with it. That class is not defined in the CSS files, so it has no default value.

The <div class="leyend_stopspammer"> is the middle of those 3 DIVs (the one with the 3 icons) and it looks like in your forum there is a problem with that DIV.

The background is blue only at the top of the DIV but it is white below that and the text is white. That's why you can only see the text of the first line but not the other 2.

Maybe it would be enough if you put inside your index.css file something like this:

Code: [Select]
div.leyend_stopspammer {
background: blue;
color: white;
}

Or any colors you like.  8)

BTW, it looks like your forum is in Spanish.

If you didn't understand something I said, PM me and I would explain it in Spanish. It's a lot easier for me.

I am from Madrid  ;D
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1952 on: May 15, 2017, 06:10:12 PM »
Well, no more to say, i'm from Madrid as well jaja

But i have not a problem with english, and anything we talk here it could be useful for other members.

I was not planing to touch the source code, if there is a class i can touch and play, it will be good, what i want is to get the look of the stop-spammer module the same as the rest of the section above.

I will look where you tell me, at least i have a clue now, is what i needed to try it.

Thank you very much and... cuando quieras tenemos una charla en EspaƱol jeje (when you wish we can get a talk in spanish hehe)

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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1953 on: June 23, 2017, 02:07:28 PM »
Afternoon,

I've been through all 98 pages here and I don't believe I missed the answer to this question but if I have, I apologize.

I have had Stop Spammer running on a SMF 1.x.x forum for years.  This year because of a php upgrade on my host's system, I needed to upgrade to SMF 2.x.x which I had planned to do eventually but had to do quickly in this case.  No problem with the upgrade, everything went smoothly, doesn't appear I lost anything or not anything I wasn't expecting to lose.  I am working with the default theme, checked all my mods for compatibility, reloaded those that are compatible, didn't load the ones that weren't or were iffy.  Reloaded Stop Spammer and seemingly no problems and it appears on my new forum pretty much just like it did on my old forum - the differences are pretty much the same as other cosmetic differences, so no worries there.  My problem is that under Registration - Settings I get this messages:

Mod Stop Spammer is ON but there is no connection just now with Stop Forum Spam. Please try later.

and

If the Connection Fail with Anti SPAM DB...
Your host couldn't make connection with the DB. Try again later.
If this error continues see Support Topic and search Known Issues


So far as I know, I shouldn't have problems accessing Stop Forum Spam - I haven't in the past and I have checked and I don't have problems access their website.

I also clicked on the "search Known Issues" link and read all about fsockopen and contacted my hosting company and they confirmed that fsockopen is enabled so from what I understand using cURL fetch_web_data is unnecessary (please correct me if I'm reading this incorrectly).

So here I am, seemingly at the end of what I know or can find out.  My hosting company has provided me with a list of configurations for PHP 5.6.23 as well as a couple of other links of specs and while it all looks lovely, I'm afraid I'm in the deep end of the pool and while I can tread water and answer questions, that's about as good as it gets.

In the meantime, I'm posting my question instead of the official support forum because my Spanish is worse than my French and my French is pretty terrible. 

Help?

thank you, merci, gracias




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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1954 on: June 26, 2017, 07:21:21 PM »
I don't understand what other "official forum" you are talking about. This is the official thread for mod StopSpammer.

I have another couple of Spanish forums where I try to help people who only speak that language but not English because I can speak both, but the official one is this one.

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I have been reading carefully all your post and you have done already everything I could think of, so just now I haven't got any more suggestions on how to solve your problem.

The only thing I am not completely sure is if that connection (with all the problems with fsockopen, cURL and the function fetch_web_data) is compatible with PHP 5.6

I am not even sure if SMF 2.x is compatible with PHP 5.6 (in all my servers I always use PHP 5.5).

I will try to think a little more on the subject and I will come back to you if I find out anything else.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1955 on: June 28, 2017, 10:55:03 AM »
I will try to think a little more on the subject and I will come back to you if I find out anything else.

Thank you for getting back to me - greatly appreciate any help!
 
At the moment it isn't an insurmountable problem, not many folks trying to register and I can manually check IP/email addresses on the StopForumSpam website.  My forum is tied to an environmental project that is very active for half the year and much less the second half at which point I usually shut registrations down anyway.  So whatever time you need, we/I am not in dire need for a solution, just nice to have one going forward as this mod has been a great help over the last few years.

And apologies for the confusion over the identity of the "official forum", the forum I visited initially was the link from the mod one of your Spanish forums which had very good English boards. Then I found this board and as I am a member her, opted to post my question here rather than on the English board on your Spanish forum.

Looking forward to any suggestions you might have ... whenever you might have them.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1956 on: September 02, 2017, 11:50:59 PM »
I've been seeing a MASSIVE increase in Spammers over the lest few weeks.

It's only a small forum www.gsx1400owners.org ,  running SMF 2.0.13
I am running this Stop Spammer mod as well as httpBL  (I'll ask there as well). Current versions of course.

Where we previously might have had to manually reject one or two a week, we are now manually rejecting at least 10 (often many more) each day. A few are even getting through to the forum itself (not being intercepted at all)

I get that they are largely being stopped and popped into the moderation queue BUT these are usually flagged red (spammers) against both the IP AND email address.  I'd have thought it should automatically boot those, rather than leave them for moderation? 

If you have any advice about how I should be addressing this issue, I'd be most appreciative.


(oh and one secondary question - I'm considering updating, I assume no problems between this mod and SMF2.0.14? )
 
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1957 on: September 04, 2017, 11:41:59 PM »
As Kindred told you in the httpBL thread, just a few good questions and answers should sort the problem.

And about SMF 2.0.14, there are no problems with httpBL or StopSpammer mods as far as I know.
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1958 on: September 06, 2017, 09:36:52 AM »
As Kindred told you in the httpBL thread, just a few good questions and answers should sort the problem.

And about SMF 2.0.14, there are no problems with httpBL or StopSpammer mods as far as I know.

Thank you :)
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Re: Stop Spammer
« Reply #1959 on: September 28, 2017, 01:19:16 PM »
I get on the top of the forum the notice "There are x members awaiting approval." all the time, and it is mostly spammers, is there any way not to have that notice there? Or even better, to have spammers rejected by default?