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  • #31
    Since I banned this bunch of mo*on spammers I've had no bots posting today...well until tomorrow!!!

    For info I'm currently using 3.5.4

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    • #32
      Setup the question on my main forums running 3.5.4 (patched), and no new spam overnite. I think that fixed it.

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      • #33
        Part of my banlist. Remove the Hebrew shins to reveal the real address. Most of these are free email providers in Russia, India and China.

        .biz
        3ש5.ru
        3שfn.net
        3שgcare.com
        5ש6.com
        aש.org.ua
        aשdtoad.com
        aשllspaces.com
        aשsdf
        bשk.ru
        bשonbon.net
        cשashette.com
        cשiber.com
        dשbzmail.com
        eשastday.com
        eש-mail.ru
        eש-mails.ru
        eשmail.ru
        eשmails.ru
        eשzmail.ru
        fשanscape.com
        fשromru.com
        fשromru.ru
        fשront.ru
        gשala.net
        gשamebox.net
        gשawab.com
        gשmx.net
        gשo.ru
        hשarvestfee.com
        hשotmail.ru
        hשotbox.ru
        hשotpop.com
        .info
        ifשrance.com
        iשmail.ru
        iשnbox.ru
        kשhv.ru
        lשand.ru
        lשcgrowth.com
        lשibero.it
        lשist.ru
        .lv
        mשail.by
        mשail.ru
        mשail2k.ru
        mשail15.com
        mשail333.com
        mשailgate.ru
        mשasterhost.ru
        nשarol.ru
        nשewmail.ru
        nשextmail.ru
        nשightmail.ru
        nשm.ru
        nשxt.ru
        nשull.com
        oשnline.ru
        pשisem.net
        pשhreaker.net
        pשochta.ru
        pשunkass.com
        rשambler.ru
        sשahyog.com
        sשify.com
        sשina.com
        sשupermail.ru
        tשeghhu.com
        tשerrgfhu.com
        tשerru.com
        tשma.ru
        tשoughguy.net
        tשut.by
        tשyt.by
        uשa.fm
        uשkr.net
        uשkrtop.com
        vשalentinno.com
        vשipmail.ru
        wשwwomen.ru
        xשfactor
        xשoxma.com
        yשahoo
        yשandex
        zשhou
        zשmail.ru
        zשonnewater.net
        Cyburbia Forums - a third place for urban planners
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        • #34
          Originally posted by ceedee View Post

          gawab.com
          formails.com
          mail.ru
          f**kshemale.net
          pisem.net
          ukr.net

          I've added these domains to the banned list but they just come up with other ones. All the birthdays are set to 28 March 1983.
          Exactly what I get as well..
          Same e-mails and the exact same birthdate....

          I can add:
          freenet.de
          sriaus.com
          list.ru
          cashette.com
          sibmail.com
          yandex.ru
          tipro.info
          gmx.de
          seeclairemontrun.com
          pornoroxx.net
          dfjldflfas.net
          portsaid.cc
          To the list of mails this bot is using as well...

          And I've aldo had a few registration where it's used Yahoo.com and Tripod.com e-mails....

          I have moderation of new members on, so none has been able to post yet...
          Running patched vB 3.5.4 for now...
          Datalk.com - Computer, Internet and Games Talk

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          • #35
            It would appear that they are using a mixture of robots and humans in order to post on the forums, so I've decided that a change of tactics is in order - Let's start wasting their time instead of ours

            Why don't you just use the 'Tachy Goes to Coventry' option and let them post away merrily, and ignored and invisible to everyone else

            Admin Control Panel > vBulletin Options > Tachy Goes to Coventry (right down at the very bottom of the page)

            Being honest, banning them temporarily stops them yet they can then move onto the next victim. Accepting them keeps them all happy and occupied.

            NOTE: To the vBulletin coding guys, why don't you introduce a 'Create a filter' option like Google do in their Googlemail, or have you already done so on the latest version?

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            • #36
              Ips banned (i had phpBB before and a hack that automatically banned ips of bots)

              81.112.65.66 165.139.138.1 204.10.221.251 62.36.0.130 203.227.15.148 68.8.45.66 83.222.30.40 62.81.202.66 70.225.2.61 64.42.208.177 221.252.233.204 64.53.254.56 83.219.129.44 72.36.223.94 69.93.165.2 217.91.107.98 66.98.250.94 24.152.212.63 12.6.61.217 72.36.245.88 213.179.240.216 202.124.167.98 219.200.84.100 209.126.200.34 207.232.153.30 219.55.148.28 66.154.0.106 80.53.103.138 80.69.66.22 24.36.25.151 83.246.114.107 200.87.19.124 200.246.182.30 80.79.35.162 80.53.163.6 216.23.21.28 58.226.140.195 211.35.196.230 217.150.116.141 58.69.12.189 82.76.38.42 58.142.110.84 210.91.243.140 196.40.71.46 58.141.206.121 82.194.1.147 81.177.4.22 67.15.179.13 62.55.225.72 195.146.135.6 66.21.90.222 211.211.234.184 58.224.172.231 210.222.20.219 220.127.155.83 211.249.169.166 208.255.231.66 220.126.195.22 84.235.144.182 222.96.168.157 218.152.118.210 80.77.87.2 219.205.144.57 62.171.194.36 202.47.247.157 69.50.167.122 62.171.194.6 69.31.87.245 61.135.132.202 62.171.194.8 59.20.81.48 62.171.194.4 82.209.237.35 200.69.119.202 213.252.100.126 62.171.194.41 62.171.194.10 165.139.114.1 194.133.131.69 206.207.175.69 219.166.250.2 86.55.8.194 221.22.80.103 217.23.235.166 146.145.109.78 203.155.135.45 72.2.18.131 12.2.93.135 196.200.181.4 83.18.21.222 163.178.64.4 70.85.19.218 193.251.135.126 220.135.190.237 62.218.164.172 210.229.56.131 62.171.194.37 59.13.154.8 222.228.173.153 207.232.187.212 61.182.66.53 203.145.148.20 159.61.240.143 194.63.235.139 203.209.80.50 200.42.217.162 210.229.150.130 201.242.184.112 216.20.221.57 210.238.71.31 82.159.136.236 62.128.170.210 62.171.194.43 212.0.128.2 132.248.97.214 219.133.37.164 209.66.115.14 204.15.149.58 200.122.148.18 81.177.8.22 202.106.122.151 198.60.22.24 85.142.33.146 216.195.42.191 151.204.169.69 213.130.17.134 220.245.178.132 203.165.187.147 218.124.168.223 24.211.148.232 200.21.242.98 194.109.22.149 61.243.34.102 213.41.128.40 217.28.149.135 222.120.203.154 217.52.78.178 61.32.182.71 58.51.89.8 200.122.153.250 86.39.154.70 59.11.10.76 85.99.226.200 80.95.106.173 67.53.234.190 125.177.35.86 66.246.218.99 62.206.65.82 72.36.244.143 218.65.251.126 135.196.111.166 207.250.22.5 61.99.22.59 211.217.197.149 216.237.127.162 85.140.150.37 70.21.119.6 85.140.62.126 202.103.69.16 58.78.222.84 217.10.190.34 69.232.142.154 62.121.22.35 209.64.47.161 65.23.98.51 66.169.127.202 63.146.71.198 66.207.103.165 216.55.168.181 70.29.222.39 201.208.201.206 222.59.190.11 211.155.30.122 218.44.27.192 81.83.114.175 67.15.0.80 212.202.224.66 81.191.132.20 70.86.69.106 72.36.227.50 61.77.37.203 64.92.168.98 193.0.92.6 217.56.105.180 83.247.27.101 147.160.181.80 60.197.223.72 68.87.76.148 72.2.18.35 58.246.136.3 150.187.145.19 85.46.93.131 218.220.147.219 72.36.221.227 193.190.145.91 69.54.37.20 68.87.72.167 218.66.159.149 220.244.201.174 80.191.244.8 72.10.47.182 68.87.66.100 150.19.196.231 210.60.110.250 203.100.233.131 210.60.110.3 203.98.50.24 217.168.245.4 165.228.129.11 219.168.240.222 68.87.72.164 68.87.71.185 58.26.9.158 80.25.24.118 218.229.210.143 192.87.3.201 218.185.73.130 125.180.147.9 65.39.251.34 209.59.142.226 84.242.6.123 195.245.185.18 61.253.176.141 194.151.98.134 72.232.77.34 70.86.203.34 68.87.64.117 70.103.189.79 203.115.1.134 195.208.234.243 61.210.41.143 210.87.251.107 61.173.49.198 81.24.227.94 72.232.82.242 202.51.232.229 203.247.156.16 193.190.145.92 61.249.216.233 217.19.54.75 195.6.206.122 72.232.92.142 72.36.139.194 213.91.192.5 222.249.5.139 200.122.153.2 208.44.246.70 193.145.81.254 80.55.65.26 68.87.76.151 202.146.241.6 66.182.66.73 84.9.60.139 200.14.236.76 128.187.80.2 69.119.243.124 212.183.10.169 212.243.13.48 222.225.99.147 61.161.97.30 200.89.96.60 200.212.114.10 24.62.148.28 196.40.76.35 213.23.162.233 88.72.210.254 195.175.37.6 218.152.150.243 68.87.72.168 193.68.189.201 84.96.105.21 66.31.95.54 203.146.247.69 68.87.77.185 62.147.163.87 203.115.1.135 200.46.151.236 58.4.183.156 207.195.64.5 202.216.235.204 88.72.208.23 12.144.99.114 213.246.40.51 194.144.194.7 69.88.98.34 201.22.143.188 212.68.193.242 210.55.230.121 220.6.191.20 62.128.179.4 201.252.55.216 85.193.205.55 201.242.82.82 216.41.76.34 200.196.241.163 211.210.50.157 196.37.169.10 159.148.11.2 201.242.189.237 202.39.237.196 203.162.2.133 68.87.76.150 58.69.105.38 80.73.81.103 64.94.200.136 217.27.114.15 84.253.137.122 88.72.192.204 12.226.20.122 207.195.79.182 206.196.125.99 203.144.160.242 68.87.66.152 201.51.139.236 200.69.177.214 86.34.11.65 200.71.56.109 200.206.59.210 200.49.170.227 81.76.116.101 211.133.230.127 80.207.161.250 72.21.59.82 65.254.60.251 88.72.222.221 61.19.237.22 200.118.2.220 211.152.35.23 221.85.131.6 200.118.2.218 221.241.113.232 62.48.192.25 62.93.34.154 200.211.86.66 88.72.221.103 203.81.194.71 207.109.85.40 218.88.183.104 88.9.22.50 201.30.93.11 61.95.198.101 217.75.143.16 83.92.138.158 82.170.145.246 130.244.30.38 216.228.244.238 147.46.123.92 207.55.225.138 200.43.69.18 70.121.146.130 82.156.124.115 220.245.178.136 212.13.237.180 134.83.1.225 201.21.72.127 80.244.136.4 221.240.217.14 148.243.157.157 211.220.247.254 72.36.244.202 212.199.249.206 212.159.63.207 68.110.10.130 202.7.183.131 80.231.146.141 66.246.72.190 72.21.44.34 217.218.235.162 88.72.229.147 65.164.227.120 24.62.101.196 216.228.240.1 218.224.232.202 80.154.19.134 200.153.112.251 212.51.220.245 88.72.230.151 62.116.40.112 201.247.150.149 84.252.151.12 86.51.0.135 200.50.66.98 213.168.199.4 200.126.72.36 148.223.200.131 82.93.224.73 213.242.222.37 85.217.179.52 65.98.32.16 80.248.214.42 200.254.141.177 82.165.40.72 200.89.136.51 88.72.228.139 69.59.189.156 63.223.83.158 212.103.66.217 69.31.41.89 84.36.51.50 220.226.178.246 81.80.141.234 85.132.15.250 65.87.158.246 202.149.82.28 212.22.162.150 220.87.109.84 195.39.132.53 62.168.172.69 66.28.32.44 201.236.78.70 59.95.83.133 81.169.237.195 69.243.225.60 213.114.21.63 210.211.255.171 200.118.2.219 87.228.97.140 81.80.171.162 200.142.176.229 64.89.16.7 68.77.109.72 205.250.219.249 88.72.203.81 210.87.251.41 12.100.91.210 82.161.233.210 212.6.90.104 218.146.9.46 200.47.30.163 60.248.171.231 61.8.138.97 88.72.224.220 200.199.229.178 201.242.186.9 88.72.235.10 85.155.213.188 150.187.145.34 209.161.114.248 88.72.236.165 198.64.7.22 195.159.215.67 200.91.246.158 62.21.65.242 193.201.52.158 217.219.155.216 200.82.111.4 62.190.244.193 193.43.212.7 83.52.179.35 194.88.96.119 61.60.21.226 195.117.196.6 213.86.57.3 24.232.249.101 194.160.169.126 193.16.154.195 200.69.243.137 64.192.171.55 217.144.200.45 200.63.205.75 203.186.238.197 217.160.170.145 221.18.208.197 81.208.27.222 218.219.161.91 67.138.240.42 216.20.102.2 210.151.253.100 62.231.9.106 212.138.64.179 200.196.101.98 82.99.38.244 201.20.107.220 85.249.90.6 194.108.135.249 83.234.121.9 218.86.126.226 213.140.3.80 201.20.125.205 163.153.67.12 195.156.160.250 61.213.147.175 88.72.235.95 61.220.57.87 88.72.238.20 125.244.9.130 125.247.220.254 86.51.0.135 202.88.129.254 70.81.219.132 72.9.232.242 193.224.97.232 61.213.147.166 69.93.127.199 213.93.75.149 88.72.230.200 195.175.51.130 209.174.235.100 70.122.86.223 83.233.42.198 24.158.22.230 217.75.51.141 211.48.62.48 203.149.12.243 83.15.90.109 211.35.79.167 203.177.102.212 218.26.207.66 216.153.21.205 203.196.142.138 211.35.131.220 61.213.147.179 61.213.147.167 71.227.164.132 88.72.239.29 83.222.10.72 62.140.23.20 24.81.30.42 219.96.195.250 218.146.9.27 193.108.105.212 68.12.241.250 88.72.222.213 218.146.9.5 210.146.119.101 201.38.218.202 60.248.35.77 202.58.85.6 61.129.85.4 207.248.61.254 71.212.34.111 38.116.32.117 80.249.70.140 88.33.254.90 69.173.161.118 218.123.88.60 85.140.70.147 219.148.128.9 61.34.219.79 202.191.34.130 61.246.2.245 69.254.245.27 201.31.246.60 69.50.166.82 202.120.6.34 195.225.177.40 66.92.199.139 216.12.200.106 222.103.27.246 200.198.105.98 24.229.210.200 200.69.253.165 211.48.62.47 219.240.12.186 213.249.155.243 80.3.96.42 65.34.232.149 193.173.118.56 72.36.155.130 68.227.236.252 80.188.217.161 211.201.29.99 152.66.230.53 69.143.38.187 222.117.218.22 202.159.46.250 218.152.129.144 82.236.195.103 83.221.213.50 69.142.43.60 68.126.174.193 66.139.75.163 85.216.88.162 66.139.76.17 88.72.216.26 201.217.202.186 88.72.217.85 220.72.196.73 192.187.144.27 216.162.27.197 88.72.219.8 220.72.196.68 88.72.193.229 193.253.190.13 202.141.155.4 66.208.237.156 72.36.201.174 81.177.4.23 62.183.25.238 88.72.234.166 64.182.115.160 87.228.79.65 88.72.231.90 200.65.0.25 217.10.190.36 88.72.229.107 212.160.136.106 81.222.134.177 200.93.114.139 192.107.92.34 88.72.219.243 210.155.246.17 202.29.14.251 68.47.59.154 217.169.193.8 165.228.133.11 201.17.186.216 222.66.37.226 195.175.37.70 195.175.37.8 88.72.234.37 72.232.102.130 88.72.231.212 201.0.4.148 218.208.12.68 81.177.22.241 165.228.131.12 195.175.37.71 203.236.16.43 88.72.205.230 203.177.167.195 81.177.8.29 85.249.235.250 165.228.132.11 200.212.144.131 200.65.127.163 165.228.130.11 67.18.75.210 64.34.174.104 213.113.123.63 202.88.251.19 200.117.207.109 62.140.240.173 66.139.76.153 59.144.126.238 66.201.178.248 70.88.188.14 59.187.34.149 165.228.128.11 201.37.152.226 200.176.192.232 201.37.174.8 69.23.67.61 84.244.2.58 219.102.209.207 165.228.130.12 88.106.6.195 210.211.131.140 62.168.227.30 220.132.167.97 201.17.237.92 200.209.169.125 200.115.112.125 222.166.160.100 88.72.229.141 61.238.244.86 61.213.147.177 208.188.85.90 129.206.153.20 220.72.196.95 222.166.160.49 62.16.5.194 201.17.232.21 61.213.147.164 88.72.233.191 61.213.147.187 61.213.147.186 61.213.147.163 203.68.16.2 61.213.147.189 61.213.147.168 61.213.147.161 61.213.147.173 61.213.147.170 81.177.5.18 61.213.147.188 80.24.197.184 210.221.216.201 61.213.147.160 69.161.77.92 62.253.228.141 61.213.147.181 80.254.152.36 61.213.147.171 129.187.168.250 212.96.111.65 216.98.125.34 72.36.221.82 200.176.202.142 200.164.111.122 66.98.162.34 203.236.16.50 202.58.85.2 220.72.196.81 194.121.130.186 202.129.4.8 66.235.168.211 194.126.164.5 212.101.69.201 203.154.224.16 202.58.85.8 68.116.38.22 209.242.11.179 70.159.21.50 88.72.227.142 59.10.123.16 194.12.225.225 202.58.86.3 24.196.248.6 62.168.163.125 194.83.172.2 213.30.229.130 220.225.190.188 213.114.21.87 165.139.47.1 216.73.53.5 88.72.220.161 88.72.224.130 200.176.201.220 220.72.196.78 201.155.218.177 85.86.214.238 69.2.193.195 65.115.215.78 193.51.27.149 200.78.148.170 61.12.11.9 202.95.67.39 200.228.79.39 200.118.110.10 195.130.120.61 88.72.237.24 200.176.240.142 61.3.121.227 220.72.196.65 69.79.57.126 201.17.181.250 63.236.234.28 134.76.10.66 201.55.126.253 200.208.208.50 200.142.179.252 217.117.112.134 82.162.226.74 200.123.125.120 220.226.176.11 201.239.68.220 219.239.110.9 200.117.57.25 85.202.163.225 201.17.160.37 85.25.139.186 69.50.175.91 220.72.196.74 61.17.215.18 201.26.212.4 201.248.100.143 201.21.33.17 201.242.82.210 69.45.68.245 148.223.78.243 195.225.176.87 220.225.190.204 142.176.157.242 220.72.196.109 200.114.66.249 201.17.226.64 201.6.22.234 201.17.244.16 64.154.81.242 203.167.76.131 59.10.123.122 62.233.176.213 72.232.86.170 220.72.196.87 221.139.50.32 201.6.197.167 201.36.143.220 211.162.32.29 201.17.240.67 200.179.190.54 172.203.191.141 201.137.133.107 220.226.186.190 200.172.38.26 220.226.170.3 88.101.254.160 88.72.221.233 82.231.70.174 66.98.164.40 200.209.170.225 69.197.142.163 201.30.92.68 80.76.63.72 59.165.163.18 213.41.192.186 195.209.41.205 172.210.221.2 81.22.6.157 209.8.25.66 196.206.243.132 88.72.208.163 86.35.43.85 58.241.84.134 130.227.200.43 200.71.50.218 213.251.167.105 201.55.113.66 24.56.220.207 131.156.9.46 80.81.24.33 66.135.34.11 216.228.2.48 83.151.14.104 217.24.177.14 82.240.20.45 201.21.33.15 206.161.205.18 81.169.225.149 211.48.147.154 88.72.223.119 206.54.70.243 200.7.23.172 12.34.238.243 210.150.125.195 200.79.94.3 59.5.6.168 145.253.125.130 220.85.164.85 84.244.5.64 210.218.76.129 66.114.171.47 129.41.250.20 207.248.63.117 62.240.115.2 80.82.42.34 83.236.175.146 210.125.51.41 199.237.227.248 81.169.141.74 70.190.64.117 202.78.240.49 86.106.89.33 209.190.1.195 213.186.46.171 64.239.147.167 61.39.139.200 82.143.160.165 193.109.91.134 218.152.129.152 83.239.30.146 63.123.19.18 200.78.121.243 201.21.21.1 67.15.173.28 201.17.204.114 201.14.71.86 59.14.64.170 201.13.35.204 81.177.11.206 221.165.196.73 200.209.170.208 193.111.244.21 201.17.181.207 217.25.147.57 66.188.12.233 59.26.112.124 211.20.34.14 82.245.93.84 222.36.8.201 213.134.183.185 86.55.11.242 201.6.76.127 210.238.193.210 201.17.215.145 200.106.222.115 82.233.189.244 201.55.113.228 220.72.196.79 201.17.18.171 195.131.188.82 201.55.113.140 194.165.130.93 128.30.44.118 165.194.121.227 210.21.75.114 211.76.97.230 195.46.188.16 218.108.24.117 87.119.168.66 85.206.230.198 125.142.222.104 68.188.60.107 80.92.241.87 216.32.65.74 217.11.241.164 80.251.112.39 80.134.64.74 71.199.195.97 165.246.100.202 80.58.205.47 218.11.207.244 83.237.108.40 24.232.190.206 80.58.205.38 203.218.136.133 85.206.231.133 219.136.249.79 220.68.65.171 75.8.211.173 202.101.6.85 69.61.78.252 61.189.240.196 72.232.225.90 195.95.151.151 81.222.178.30 203.190.250.106 80.58.205.46 203.190.250.104 66.96.203.37 83.229.67.170 72.36.245.76 203.113.13.4 203.113.13.4 24.219.112.201 218.183.28.37 66.246.252.217

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              @web-err.com @mail.ru @freemail.ru @bk.ru list.ru @address.com @gawab.net @inbox.ru @gawab.com @portsaid.cc @rambler.ru @cashette.com @gmx.de dfjldflfas.net @yandex.ru @advertfast.com @cute-boys.org @inbox.com @dating.biz @ukr.net @thecannabishunter.com @bigmir.net @nerdshack.com @domain464.com @test.com @domain795.com @online-poker-web.com @megabox.ru @russsearch.com @netm.biz @kisenfad.com

              BTW, does that thibng with inserting number 2 when registering works?

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              • #37
                what "hook location" does the new plugin go in?
                i can't seem to access that attachment you posted.

                thanks.

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                • #38
                  What I did on my forum is prevent anyone from posting a thread until they have X amount of posts, then with user promotions they are allowed to then post threads.

                  Not one spam thread since.

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                  • #39
                    Is there a way to map bans to IPs

                    Is there an easy way to ban IPs from any of the banned user screens?

                    I'd be happy if I could just add the users IP address to the Banned Users list but I'd really like to be able to ban the IPs users have spammed from (since that's my big problem) without having to open each user, cut the IP and paste it into a ban screen. . .

                    Does anyone have any magic that might help?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by The Finman View Post
                      I got the script posted to work (although I am still waiting for someone to explain the arguments in this script, as the only answer to the script as written is 2). And 2 is logical since that is the answer that Andy set up for it, my problem is that I can follow the arguments as to why 2 is the answer, and all my attempts to rewrite it with my own predetermined answer have ended in complete failure. I'll admit that I am not the brightest bulb when it comes to PHP programming, but I can't follow what that script is doing. Maybe my ability to reason has gone flying out the window as I can't follow how that script works at all.

                      I will post exactly how I made it work, but if someone will walk me through it and explain to me the arguments that are being made and why they work as I can't seem to be able to rationalize it.

                      First log into your AdminCP and go to Plugins & Products and choose Plugin Manager.

                      At the very bottom, click on [Add New Plugin]

                      Follow Andy's uploaded image to set the fields.

                      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/attac...chmentid=20104

                      Since transfering code off an image is a little bit tedious, you can copy and paste from...

                      Code:
                       
                      $length = strlen($customfields);
                      $length = $length - 2;
                      $robot_test = substr($customfields, $length, 1);
                      if ($robot_test != 2){
                      echo "Registration Failed. Missing or incorrect answer supplied.";
                      exit;
                      }
                      I still think it shouldn't work even when the answer is two.

                      Anyway make your new plugin "active" and save it.

                      Next, open your User Profile Fields menu and choose Add New User Profile Field.

                      Choose the first option of Single-Line Text Option

                      Choose your title (I chose to called the New User Profile Field the same as the plugin I created which for me was Spam Prevention Field).

                      I entered my own description. You can choose your own, but for convenience purposes.



                      Attached is an image of the settings I used to get it too work, which is the part that baffles me as because it doesn't make sense to me, but as I said...hopefully someone can straighten me out on the who, what, why, how & where on it.

                      I did this exact process and it didn't work for me...please can someone help me program this in. I don't want to have to delete people, I don't want them to even get the chance to register! I'm still getting swarmed by robots that join, but can't post...it's annoying to have have 20 fake users join up every day.
                      Last edited by ArchangelX; Sat 18th Nov '06, 1:06pm.

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                      • #41
                        I've found a great product that worked like a charm after I made the changes...use the 3.5 version and make sure to put $imagereg in the right location on the register template. Props to dartho and antialias for the hard work, I appreciate it.

                        http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...6&postcount=36

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                        • #42
                          I'll add a few to the list:

                          @topmeds20.org
                          @sibmail.com
                          @web.de
                          @mail.ru
                          @res8.info
                          Last edited by wideopen; Mon 27th Nov '06, 7:19am.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by ArchangelX View Post
                            I did this exact process and it didn't work for me...please can someone help me program this in. I don't want to have to delete people, I don't want them to even get the chance to register! I'm still getting swarmed by robots that join, but can't post...it's annoying to have have 20 fake users join up every day.
                            The first time i did it i goofed and it didn't work. Be sure to check all the boxes that finman shows checked in his .gif image, i.e. fields, etc.
                            I went back, deleted it and then redid it exactly as he showed. It works as in needing to enter the number. Whether it works to keep bots out we'll see.

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                            • #44
                              This could be the answer - For now anyway

                              Originally posted by The Finman View Post
                              I got the script posted to work (although I am still waiting for someone to explain the arguments in this script, as the only answer to the script as written is 2). And 2 is logical since that is the answer that Andy set up for it, my problem is that I can follow the arguments as to why 2 is the answer, and all my attempts to rewrite it with my own predetermined answer have ended in complete failure. I'll admit that I am not the brightest bulb when it comes to PHP programming, but I can't follow what that script is doing. Maybe my ability to reason has gone flying out the window as I can't follow how that script works at all.

                              I will post exactly how I made it work, but if someone will walk me through it and explain to me the arguments that are being made and why they work as I can't seem to be able to rationalize it.

                              First log into your AdminCP and go to Plugins & Products and choose Plugin Manager.

                              At the very bottom, click on [Add New Plugin]

                              Follow Andy's uploaded image to set the fields.

                              http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/attac...chmentid=20104

                              Since transfering code off an image is a little bit tedious, you can copy and paste from...

                              Code:
                               
                              $length = strlen($customfields);
                              $length = $length - 2;
                              $robot_test = substr($customfields, $length, 1);
                              if ($robot_test != 2){
                              echo "Registration Failed. Missing or incorrect answer supplied.";
                              exit;
                              }
                              I still think it shouldn't work even when the answer is two.

                              Anyway make your new plugin "active" and save it.

                              Next, open your User Profile Fields menu and choose Add New User Profile Field.

                              Choose the first option of Single-Line Text Option

                              Choose your title (I chose to called the New User Profile Field the same as the plugin I created which for me was Spam Prevention Field).

                              I entered my own description. You can choose your own, but for convenience purposes.



                              Attached is an image of the settings I used to get it too work, which is the part that baffles me as because it doesn't make sense to me, but as I said...hopefully someone can straighten me out on the who, what, why, how & where on it.
                              So far this has been the charm. We were getting up to 20 spam registrations per day - minimum. Since I installed this 4 hours ago I've had zero.

                              Right on!

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                              • #45
                                to the above posters banning tons and tons of IPs.. you're just slowing yourself down. There is no point in banning the IPs because they are typically just hacked machines acting as proxies. You are more effective to simply ban the email domains they are using (which you will never have valid users from anyways) and change the registration system.

                                banning .ru .info and about 5-6 others (gaweb.com, web.de, gawab.com, etc) gets most of them.

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