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  • [Forum] Bot is able to post in restricted section

    Guest assuming him as bot is able to post messages, its spamming the board with porn posts. Guests in my forum have no permission to post messages, but this one some how bypassing it and posting..

    Is this a Bug in vbulletin?

    this is the user id, it says its guest, dosent have any ip, and dosent come up in the search for users in admincp

    SoycleIoninny
    Guest
    Last edited by samii; Tue 2 Feb '10, 3:59pm.

  • #2
    If it isn't coming up as a user in your usercp, then perhaps you allow guests to post on your forums. If guests are allowed to post, then can input a username and it shows up in the post like you just wrote - username and then Guest underneath the name.

    Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lynne View Post
      If it isn't coming up as a user in your usercp, then perhaps you allow guests to post on your forums. If guests are allowed to post, then can input a username and it shows up in the post like you just wrote - username and then Guest underneath the name.
      Guests dont have permission to post, thats what i am saying it bypassed that permission and able to post

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      • #4
        Originally posted by samii View Post
        Guests dont have permission to post, thats what i am saying it bypassed that permission and able to post
        They cannot bypass it unless you are using hacks and some of them makes your forum vulnerable.


        vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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        • #5
          How about a link to your site? A link to one of the posts they made would also be nice (if you didn't delete them all).

          Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
          vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
          Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
          If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

          W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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          • #6
            I deleted it, next if i see i will post it here

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            • #7
              Have you tried opening up another browser and posting as a guest on your site? It is easy to overlook permissions or make one small mistake.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by YZFRydn View Post
                Have you tried opening up another browser and posting as a guest on your site? It is easy to overlook permissions or make one small mistake.
                Excellent suggestion! I usually work in firefox, but when making changes to my site, I open up Safari and log in as a regular Registered User so I can see what they see. There are times I have been *very* glad to have done this!

                Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
                vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
                Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
                If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

                W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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