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  • #16
    Does VB have a...?

    Here are some questions I have:

    Does Vb have a "delete all posts by this user" button/fuction?

    Does Vb have a "ban this IP" button from the post of the user? ie, do I have to manually find the IP, add it to the ban list and then delete the post manually? It would make much more sense if there was a "kill user/kill post" button to automate this process.

    Thank you.

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    • #17
      If you want to make suggestions matt you can in the suggestion forum.

      Both of those processes are not automated because the first is irriversable. The second could be disastorous if you banned a user and all of the ip's hes ever used in on quick action.

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      • #18
        So the answer is no, they don't have them.

        I will post in the suggestions forum. But I disagree that automating a very time consuimg job would have any problems. I do the same thing now, just manually and it takes hours sometimes. It could be replaced with a click of the mouse and save me, and I'll bet a lot of other admins, a lot of valuable time.

        It's these kinds of professional tools that I'm looking for in my decision to switch all our sites from phpbb to vb.

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        • #19
          Well I tried posting to the suggestions forums, but I'm told I don't have permission to do so.. as the owner one vb license, you'd think I would...

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          • #20
            Its time consuming because of the potential problems it can cause.

            http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/newth...newthread&f=55 Try that link.

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            • #21
              Maybe I'm missing something, but what are the potential problems with a one click delete and ban button?

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              • #22
                Banning IPs that will cut off the rest of the internet from posting on your forum, for one.

                Some folks post from AOL and college campuses. Either can drop your post count to nil if wantonly banned automatically.

                Chris
                "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                ~~~
                Leonardo da Vinci

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                • #23
                  What I've found is that 99% of the time the trouble maker posts come from those using anonymous proxies. I actively search for proxy services and their IPs and ban them immediately.

                  There is a time and place for anonymous proxies, but my boards aren't them.

                  I've only had one person in 6 years notify me they could not get in due to me blocking their IP. I have a nicely worded page on my 403 file that explains to people why and how to respond, which the one person did and I removed the block on that IP.

                  But the rest are just a PITA, so I ban them at the drop of a hat. Traffic goes up because people enjoy using the forums without the porn, vulgarities, scams and other nefarious activity.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by matt621
                    What I've found is that 99% of the time the trouble maker posts come from those using anonymous proxies. I actively search for proxy services and their IPs and ban them immediately.
                    But you'll never ban them completely. And there's no central database of every known rogue server, let alone proxies.

                    So the work to make it "automatic" will be fruitless (like trying to ban any virus from getting your computer. One day it'll happen, despite firewalls and other security enhancements).

                    This is why forums have eagle eyed moderators to catch the perps and hang them by their petards.

                    Chris
                    "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                    is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                    ~~~
                    Leonardo da Vinci

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                    • #25
                      I found this thread at phpbb that seems to do what I need, at least somewhat.

                      http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic...er=asc&start=0

                      I run a dozen boards, so I need something automated to do much of the work.
                      Last edited by matt621; Wed 14 Dec '05, 1:40am.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by matt621
                        I found this thread at phpbb that seems to do what I need, at least somewhat.

                        http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic...er=asc&start=0

                        I run a dozen boards, so I need something automated to do much of the work.
                        well here's a challenge for the bots. Have em get through the vBulletin 3.5 Captcha in the first place so they can register, and I sincerely doubt many can actually get through and read the captcha. I definitely see that as something phpBB might need as their captcha is still relatively on the weak side.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by matt621
                          I found this thread at phpbb that seems to do what I need, at least somewhat.

                          http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic...er=asc&start=0

                          I run a dozen boards, so I need something automated to do much of the work.
                          Hiding fields? Is that all you wanted? Don't even need a mod for that one. Creating a different usergroup and conditionals can do that alone.

                          You'll see that phpBB makes you run in circles just to get features vB has built in (and there's no need to deal with stuck up phpBB jerks, either).

                          Chris
                          "Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to Authority
                          is not using his intelligence, he is just using his memory."
                          ~~~
                          Leonardo da Vinci

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ChrisLM2001
                            Hiding fields? Is that all you wanted? Don't even need a mod for that one. Creating a different usergroup and conditionals can do that alone.

                            No. What I wanted was an easy and semi automated way to block and ban the IPs of abusive posters. Like I said above. 99% of the problem posters come in an proxy IPs. Either by design, or by using a hacked computer. Either way, I don't want those people on my site. I'm willing to lose the .01% of users it might inconvience, because I know I lose a much larger percentage of visitors due to vulgar and vile posts by the sickos of the world.

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                            • #29
                              There is a proxy blocking Plug-in at vBulletin.org. Note that nobody from AOL will be able to sign up on your forum. Some might consider that a bonus feature.

                              There are also blacklists of IP addresses which are known proxies that you can add to vBulletin's IP banlist.

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