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#242578 04/14/2011 7:19 PM
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Once in a while I get a persistent spammer that can get seemingly limitless email address and IP addresses.

Recently I banned him again and then turned on Registration Approval to review new registrations (usually fruitless.)

The next registration I got was with email Luzifull@gmail.com and IP Address 110.164.249.158.

As a last ditch effort to stop this guy, I tried a google search Luzifull@gmail.com 110.164.249.158

and I got a HIT!
http://www.stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/110.164.249.158

OMG! I disallowed the registration with the reason: "because you're an idiot"

Over the next three days I got 4-5 such registrations, all of them appearing on stopforumspam.com.

PLEASE write a MOD that incorporates this wonderful functionality! (they claim they have an API for this very reason.)



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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242579 04/14/2011 7:25 PM
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A lot of us here use stopforumspam.com. It is a good thing.
I believe somebody here has already integrated it into the 7.x versions.


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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242581 04/14/2011 7:33 PM
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yep...
damn, should have searched first!

Thanks Ruben.

mod here


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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242582 04/14/2011 8:08 PM
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Okay, so I just downloaded Gizmo's MOD.
There are no instructions on how to install it and I'm not seeing a "How to install a Mod" post prominently displayed anywhere.

I'm sure it's simple, but I've not done it before.

Can you tell me?


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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242583 04/14/2011 9:20 PM
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Was about to mention that I have a mod at UBBdev; and the mod has install instructions in it...


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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242584 04/14/2011 9:22 PM
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When you download the modification zip from here there is a text file in it, it explains what changes need to happen in which file for the mod to work.


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luket #242588 04/14/2011 11:00 PM
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I used SFS manually for a long time, and it was very tedious with the amount of new registrations I get every day. Gizmo's mod (I'm still using one of the first versions) automates it, and has literally saved me hours of copy/paste.

Thanks again, Giz.


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luket #242592 04/15/2011 1:54 AM
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Newest version makes use of the language files and auto checks/submits new signups wink...


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Okay, starting install now...
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Re: Stopping spammers cold
luket #242603 04/15/2011 3:33 PM
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done in 20 minutes.. but it's not working.

This step:
Code
In templates/default/admin/membermanage.tmpl
Find:
for($i=0;$i<sizeof($que);$i++) { //UBBTREMARK

Add Below:
	$xml_string = file_get_contents("http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?email=". $que[$i]['email']);
	$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xml_string);
	if($xml->appears == 'yes'){
		$spammer_real_email = " <a href=\"http://stopforumspam.com/search/?q=". $que[$i]['email'] ."\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold;\">{$ubbt_lang["SFS_ALERT"]}</a>";
	} else {
		$spammer_real_email = "";
	}

	$xml_string = file_get_contents("http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?ip=". $que[$i]['ip']);
	$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xml_string);
	if($xml->appears == 'yes'){
		$spammer_reg_ip = " <a href=\"http://stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/". $que[$i]['ip'] ."\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold;\">{$ubbt_lang["SFS_ALERT"]}</a>";
	} else {
		$spammer_reg_ip = "";
	}

Before:
Code
for($i=0;$i<sizeof($que);$i++) { //UBBTREMARK
echo <<<UBBTPRINT
<tr><td class="stdautorow autobottom colored-row" valign="top">
<small>
...

After:
Code
for($i=0;$i<sizeof($que);$i++) { //UBBTREMARK
	$xml_string = file_get_contents("http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?email=". $que[$i]['email']);
	$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xml_string);
	if($xml->appears == 'yes'){
		$spammer_real_email = " <a href=\"http://stopforumspam.com/search/?q=". $que[$i]['email'] ."\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold;\">{$ubbt_lang["SFS_ALERT"]}</a>";
	} else {
		$spammer_real_email = "";
	}

	$xml_string = file_get_contents("http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?ip=". $que[$i]['ip']);
	$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xml_string);
	if($xml->appears == 'yes'){
		$spammer_reg_ip = " <a href=\"http://stopforumspam.com/ipcheck/". $que[$i]['ip'] ."\" target=\"_blank\" style=\"color: #FF0000; font-weight: bold;\">{$ubbt_lang["SFS_ALERT"]}</a>";
	} else {
		$spammer_reg_ip = "";
	}
echo <<<UBBTPRINT
<tr><td class="stdautorow autobottom colored-row" valign="top">
<small>
...

And all I get is a blank member management page.
I see the four tabs across the top, but I cannot click on them.
Also the display pane is empty. Any ideas?


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Re: Stopping spammers cold
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You really should post your issues at ubbdev where the mod is at.


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luket #242607 04/15/2011 4:23 PM
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Will do,
thanks ruben


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At least it will be in one place so if someone else has a similar issue, they can get some info. Instead of it being spread out on different boards and posts that are unrelated to the topic.
And I am sure that Giz will respond there.

But I can't resist the temptation.
Did you get a api key?


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Again, modifications are not supported at UBBCentral... I won't answer any support inquiries for my modifications here; they have a thread at UBBDev and modification support there as well.


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