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Started by vbgamer45, May 08, 2009, 11:45:43 PM

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mikser

Update for 2.0 would be super-cool indeed!

Scratching my Head


JPAnderson

So... when I parse the installation instructions for 2.0 I am given a list of "Find" and "Add Before" or "Replace" text boxes. None of the "Find" text is relevant. What should I do?

Scratching my Head

Quote from: JPAnderson on August 06, 2011, 05:42:32 PM
So... when I parse the installation instructions for 2.0 I am given a list of "Find" and "Add Before" or "Replace" text boxes. None of the "Find" text is relevant. What should I do?

...wait for an update to 2.0?

(shrug)

JPAnderson

Judging that .LORD. has been inactive since Nov 10 of last year, is anyone interested in taking up this project? I don't know PHP, or I would.

#jsDotx3

Quote from: JPAnderson on August 07, 2011, 12:41:51 PM
Judging that .LORD. has been inactive since Nov 10 of last year, is anyone interested in taking up this project? I don't know PHP, or I would.
Relaxed, the modification will be updated soon. Now we are in charge :)

Regards.

Solved
(Life would be easy with a simple solution.)

Scratching my Head

Cool. Great news. I was looking for the "like" button, then I realized I was somewhere else.

;o)

sleepnmojo

October 02, 2011, 02:25:13 PM #67 Last Edit: October 02, 2011, 09:32:59 PM by Miss All Sunday
I decided to update my forum to 2.0, and noticed this mod hadn't been updated.  I think this mod is probably the biggest reason all my spam bots have stopped registering I decided to update it.  I hope no one gets offended, but it looks like this mod has gone stale.

The only update was to get 2.0 final working.  No changes made to 1.1 side.

I didn't test against the OpenID portion, but I suppose it works.


Edit, you can't re-distribute a mod without the author's permission.

SSimple Team

Quote from: sleepnmojo on October 02, 2011, 02:25:13 PM
I decided to update my forum to 2.0, and noticed this mod hadn't been updated.  I think this mod is probably the biggest reason all my spam bots have stopped registering I decided to update it.  I hope no one gets offended, but it looks like this mod has gone stale.

The only update was to get 2.0 final working.  No changes made to 1.1 side.

I didn't test against the OpenID portion, but I suppose it works.
You can not upgrade mod without the consent of our team. This mod will be updated when we can. I recently was passed to our team and we are updating all our mods are among more than 60 extra officers and officers. Please remove that link.




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JPAnderson

Quote from: SSimple Team on October 02, 2011, 09:24:44 PM
Quote from: sleepnmojo on October 02, 2011, 02:25:13 PM
I decided to update my forum to 2.0, and noticed this mod hadn't been updated.  I think this mod is probably the biggest reason all my spam bots have stopped registering I decided to update it.  I hope no one gets offended, but it looks like this mod has gone stale.

The only update was to get 2.0 final working.  No changes made to 1.1 side.

I didn't test against the OpenID portion, but I suppose it works.
You can not upgrade mod without the consent of our team. This mod will be updated when we can. I recently was passed to our team and we are updating all our mods are among more than 60 extra officers and officers. Please remove that link.

Can you point to that in writing?

AK49BWL

I like how you can do that.. Screw everyone because the guy who cared enough to update the mod wasn't the owner? Where's YOUR update, SSimple Team??

Looks to me like we're on our own here.

SimpleJoe

This modification truly works better than any other anti-spam mod I have used.

Security questions eventually get figured out by the bots, and everybody knows bots can do the image verifications.

Perhaps if this mod creator is too busy to update this mod, someone could create an entirely different mod so that spambots never even see the registration page. SMF really needs this as the spammers just get worse, so the good guys need to get better.
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MariAdkins

I just upgraded my board to 2.04 yesterday and have been inundated with spam accounts. I checked, and my anti-bot hadn't ported over with the rest of my mods. I completely removed it, came and got the most recent update, uploaded it - and got a "file corrupt" error.

Also, it appears Bad Behavior also doesn't work with this SMF release.

I give kudos to the dude who updated the mod himself and raspberries to SMF for letting a mod that works as well as this one does just to sit there while the rest of us are fighting spam left and right.

Quote from: AK49BWL on January 27, 2012, 12:26:23 PM
Where's YOUR update, SSimple Team??

Totally.

It's a shame, too. I hate to see SMF fall apart this late in the game. It's the best board software out there, afaic.

AK49BWL

Hey Mari-- I've found that by just adding two verification questions to register, I've cut down incredibly on my spam problem.. So far that I actually just use the "Simple" image verification and those questions now. That, along with Stop Spammer, has been great... I've not had a single spam registration make it actually INTO the forum in many months... And I only have to reject around 5 Stop Spammer-caught registrations a month. WAY down from what I hear about from other forums.

IMO it's not SMF that's falling apart, it's the mod authors in this case.. SMF is still good as ever afaic :)

SimpleJoe

Until someone can create an SMF mod similar to the "Invisible Captcha" WordPress plug-in, then Verification Questions are the way to go. The key, however, is to make the questions unique because the spam-bots are programmed to know the answer to the more common questions out there. Here's a blog post about using the verification questions to Stop Spam-bot Registrations that expands on this. Basically keep the questions unique, and fresh, but don't make them so hard your real visitors can't answer them. Hope this helps!
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Kar.ma

I'm writing here just to tell you that I have successfully installed this mod on my SMF 1.1.18 forum. I hope it will work, the code seems neat and fine.
I believe I won't be upgrading anytime soon.
My SMF Forum: http://forum.associazioneelectron.org [nofollow]

Morning

It was a very nice mod on 1.1.18, but not out of the box on 2.0.5 (current 2.0.X version).
Too bad it is not being updated.

Just a post to awaken whomever that people are still interested in this mod :)

p.s. I felt it made more sense to put this here, as the mod links to this thread!

MIAUS

This is a great mod - I was looking for something exactly like that. Bot Buster broke my complete registration and bots don't "use" the registration form which circumvented the "are you human" mod. This mod seems to me the only one that actually CAN work unless some bot is specifically programmed to circumvent it.

Arantor

The problem is that if this were to be deployed widely enough (e.g. SMF 2.1), it would be worth the bot authors' time in breaking it, and programmatically that isn't that difficult to do.

Meanwhile you might want to consider alternative options such as Bad Behaviour and using the built in (into 2.0+) anti spam Q&A.
No good deed goes unpunished
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