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Offline mayheptad

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i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:26:56 PM »
hello smf
please i need a mod that will display fake number of hidden members
fake number of guests
and  fake registered members
and number of Fake online members
so that my site will look busy

  i saw this https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=468913.0

but according to the author of the mod i tink it worked only For SMF 2.0, 2.0.1 , 2.0.2

please i need an updated version of a mod that can achieve this task and that will work for smf v2.0.15

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 06:41:00 PM »
Most of the mods that work on 2.0.x will also work on 2.0.15. Do a file (webspace) backup before you install the mod and then install it, see if it works as expected ;).
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 11:27:17 PM »
You might consider developing some decent content, to make your site really busy. :P

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 11:31:12 PM »
Really, why? I mean the numbers, on a forum, are no measure for the activity and contents of the site. They are just misinformation that real users will realize to be just that in time.
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 12:20:45 AM »
You might consider developing some decent content, to make your site really busy. :P

what the liver guy said !!!

mind you, my site traffic is low and i make up for dead time by posting related material.

vibrant discussions, helpful information and sufficient quality data reign supreme.

i have plenty of bots keeping the site busier, sadly.
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2018, 12:55:53 AM »
I can block bots 100%, never get them on my forums.
 

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 02:02:23 AM »
Really, why? I mean the numbers, on a forum, are no measure for the activity and contents of the site.

Agree on that.

@mayheptad: Why don't you just let bots have their way with your site (not kidding)? Mine is crawling with them and it looks like it's pretty busy, when it actually isn't :D. Just follow this advice on how to block the bots from registering and you're good to go ;). Give it a week or two, the domain will be crawling with the ba*tards :D.

i have plenty of bots keeping the site busier, sadly.

Why "sadly" ???. Your site looks busier, if you've got good anti spam protection, that shouldn't be a problem. They barely waste any bandwidth and it's not like they're DDoSing you site. That's not why they're there, they're trying to post spam, that's the only reason they're there :D. If they can't register, hey, guess what, your site looks busier ;), no harm done ;).

I can block bots 100%, never get them on my forums.

Me too ;).

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 05:58:59 AM »
I can block bots 100%, never get them on my forums.
 

if i blocked the bots, my site would only get 10-30 members a day (plus legitimate guests - guests are potential members too paranoid to register on a dodgy drug site).
any of you guys are welcome to join
it's a little bit unnerving talking about "illegal" activities, despite the silly laws making criminals of damaged self-medicators.

sir osis, we have an alcohol board, just for EtOH enthusiasts like you  (and me) ::)
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 03:39:33 PM »
I can block bots 100%, never get them on my forums.
 

please teach me how to block bot on my website ,
i have another website though it is not a forum
i foolishly joined trafficbot.uk thinking that i can get alexa ranking fast trought them
but unfortunatelly their bot is just flooding my website with fake registered members and they continue spamming my website heavily
i write to support still no reply from them
but recently i enabled uploading of picture before user can fully registered on the site
and i think that has stop the bot from being able to register on my website . but am sure their bot is still crawling my website
please teach me how to block / stop the bot

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2018, 03:50:38 PM »
@ gigawat.
thaks for the advice. but honestly my experience with trafficbot.uk, has make me vow never to use any of those trafficbot website

they are just flooding my wesite with fake registartion
and there bot even bypass my simple mathematical verification system e.g you may need to provide the answer of 5 + 1 0r 3 + 4 before you continue registration .
it even bypass my simple captcha system where i display some bodly written text for user to type in a box before they continue with there registration.
i only managed to stop the bot by enabling uploading of profile picture before user can register

its really a bad experience

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2018, 04:29:21 PM »
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Spam_-_my_forum_is_flooded_with_spam,_what_can_I_do

 a simple math problem is useless
CAPTCHA is basically useless.

you need a set of 20+ questions and ask 2-3 questions per registration. Those questions can not be simple math. Those questions can not be a question which is the first answer in google. The Bots can answer those in seconds.



and, finally, as everyone has already said -- you most definitely do ***NOT*** want "fake users"
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2018, 10:32:45 PM »
You can block a specific ip or ip range using .htaccess -

http://www.htaccess-guide.com/deny-visitors-by-ip-address/

The blocked ips never touch your forum.

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 10:39:05 PM »
But blocking IPs is, under most circumstances, a bad idea. The spammers will just switch IPs and you real users may end up affected
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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 10:45:43 PM »
Sounds like he's asking to block a specific bot from a specific source, in which case ip block may be useful.

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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2018, 12:26:24 AM »
The noforumspam.com mod works great on my forum


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Re: i want a fake user sysytem that will work for smf v2.0.15
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2018, 12:47:41 AM »
they are just flooding my wesite with fake registartion

Just follow this advice on how to block the bots from registering and you're good to go ;).
"This is really a generic concept about human thinking - when faced with large tasks we're naturally inclined to try to break them down into a bunch of smaller tasks that together make up the whole."

"A 500 error loosely translates to the webserver saying, "WTF?"..."