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Stop Forum Spam Statistics #249775 07/25/2012 6:54 PM
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I know a good chunk of you have installed my Stop Forum Spam modification and at this point I'm very curious about your statistics! Please also provide a guesstimate on how long you think you've had it installed.

Please take a moment and login to Stop Forum Spam, then view the Keys and report back and let me know how it's working for you!

I'd also like to let you all know that, after I finish some work over at ubbdev, I'll be working on a new version of the Stop Forum Spam modification to fix several personal "nags" with the mod.


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #249777 07/25/2012 10:12 PM
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According to the "keys" page, I have submitted 75 spammers. I have not had a spammer get through. Thank you for your efforts.


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #249780 07/26/2012 1:30 PM
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I would have linked to the "My Spammers" page, but the "Keys" page lists all different keys and their stats vs everyone you've banned; and it helps a little more with how many hits per key for what I'm looking for since a lot of you seem to have more than one forum lol...

Oh, and do you by chance have a guesstimate on how long you've had the mod installed?


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #249782 07/26/2012 4:14 PM
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All of my hits are on one key, but, thinking about it, some of those hits would have been from before the mod was added. I used to submit them to SFS manually. I'll see if I can figure out some before and after numbers.

On 2-16-2011, I posted on DEV that it was working.

On edit: Nope - can't tell. The list doesn't go back far enough.

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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #249784 07/27/2012 1:12 PM
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Thanks Gizmo for the plugin, it's been great.

We've had it installed for a few months and have reported 13 so far. Very few spammer have gotten through, and when they do they have already been reported by others.

If I had a wishlist it would be having the ability to audit all registered users against the database, as I know we have a ton that snuck through before the plugin. I think the daily API limit is 20k queries, so you'd have to have the ability to break it up into chunks.


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #249785 07/27/2012 4:19 PM
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That's a good idea, and maybe the query could be set up to just run the check on members with less than, say, 10 posts (pick a number). Members with more posts that that are probably legit!


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: SteveS] #249786 07/27/2012 8:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveS
That's a good idea, and maybe the query could be set up to just run the check on members with less than, say, 10 posts (pick a number). Members with more posts that that are probably legit!
Hmmm, I'm sure I could come up with a script to do a check like that; it'd be outside the UBB though...


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #250344 09/21/2012 9:17 PM
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Gizmo, has there ever been any consideration to your mod making into the stock edition? ... especially considering the recent security breach?

Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Mitch P.] #250345 09/21/2012 9:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mitch P.
Gizmo, has there ever been any consideration to your mod making into the stock edition? ... especially considering the recent security breach?
I talked to SD about it recently actually; I'm trying to figure out if their new fallback server is ready to add to the integration before handing any finalized code over though... Though that is a big reason for the latest update over at UBBDev.


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #250367 09/23/2012 8:53 AM
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Gizmo - I just installed the mod on my 7.5.6p1 forum and was wondering if there is a way to do a test registration using a known spam email address to see if the mod is working.

Also - I used my website url/ubbthreads/ as the site address when registering for an api key. Is that correct or should I have used the root directory?

Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: whk] #250368 09/23/2012 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by whk
Gizmo - I just installed the mod on my 7.5.6p1 forum and was wondering if there is a way to do a test registration using a known spam email address to see if the mod is working.

Also - I used my website url/ubbthreads/ as the site address when registering for an api key. Is that correct or should I have used the root directory?
Sure, go grab an email address from www.stopforumspam.com and use it...

You should have used the root directory, but they don't enforce any URLs so you should be fine.


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Re: Stop Forum Spam Statistics [Re: Gizmo] #250374 09/23/2012 5:32 PM
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I grabbed a known email spam address and tried to register. Your mod successfully caught it. Thanks for the help!


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