[20/11/06] Anti-Spam ACP

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Post by JulieJesta »

extraction....
is this a better mod than your previous that just removes website/signitures?

i've not downloaded or installed either as yet. i run a parenting site... which obviouisly children might read with thier mums... so viagra and the like is a big no-no!
i'd like to reduce the chances of spammers. i allready use terrafrosts "hide zero posters mod" so that new users that havent yet posted cant spam the memberlists ect.

which is best?
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Post by EXreaction »

quahappy wrote:
EXreaction wrote: Try re-uploading the font files.

Yes, you can just copy the template files over to your other style.


OK, will try uploading the font files again. Am I correct to say that the font folder is better_captcha_fonts ?

Great to know this MOD will work with my template. :D
Quahappy wrote: I've also found that the Test Email and Subnit is not working.
EXreaction wrote: What is wrong with it?


Maybe I read this one wrong. I presumed that when you clicked on this, I'd receive a Test Email? But haven't received anything.

Thanks for your lightning fast responses! Really appreciate all your help - many thanks.


Yes, in the includes/better_captcha_fonts/.

You should receive an email from it. As long as you correctly entered your email address in the spam notification address. :)
JulieJesta wrote: extraction....
is this a better mod than your previous that just removes website/signitures?

i've not downloaded or installed either as yet. i run a parenting site... which obviouisly children might read with thier mums... so viagra and the like is a big no-no!
i'd like to reduce the chances of spammers. i allready use terrafrosts "hide zero posters mod" so that new users that havent yet posted cant spam the memberlists ect.

which is best?


Read the features. ;)

The other mod simply removes the sigs/www field for registration. This mod does much, much more.
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Post by Rob Sykes »

EXreaction wrote: Something must be messed up with your board.

Looks like you are missing the confirm table from your database.

Run this query in phpMyAdmin:

Code: Select all

CREATE TABLE phpbb_confirm (
  confirm_id char(32) DEFAULT '' NOT NULL,
  session_id char(32) DEFAULT '' NOT NULL,
  code char(6) DEFAULT '' NOT NULL, 
  PRIMARY KEY  (session_id,confirm_id)
);


I'm having a similar problem with my registration and profile pages - each is a blank. However, running a SELECT on the above table does show that the table exists and contains data.

Things were certainly working with 2.0.5 but the upgrade to 2.0.6 coincided with a server move and I am waiting for the FTP details to be sent. I can, however, run queries via a Joomla component.

Any ideas?


Edited to include forum address - just to show the blankness

http://www.haddingtonathletic.co.uk/forums
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Post by EXreaction »

Just a tip, do not do 2 big changes like modification install or server setting changes without testing in between the changes.


Firstly, I can not access your site at all.

What I would recommend you do is have EasyMod load the backups for 2.0.5, then test everything and see if it works. If it does not work it was something from moving servers. If it does work try re-installing the 2.0.5 to 2.0.6 updates with EasyMod.
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Post by Rob Sykes »

EXreaction wrote: Just a tip, do not do 2 big changes like modification install or server setting changes without testing in between the changes.


That would have been my first choice, had I any forewarning. :(
Firstly, I can not access your site at all.


No - the server move has hardly been a complete success. I posted the above during a decent spell of up-time. Which ran out obviously. Apologies
What I would recommend you do is have EasyMod load the backups for 2.0.5, then test everything and see if it works. If it does not work it was something from moving servers. If it does work try re-installing the 2.0.5 to 2.0.6 updates with EasyMod.


It'll be the server, then. When I'm 'allowed' I'll do a clean install and upgrade and see if the new installation is tickety-boo at each stage.

I like this product - I'll be damned if I'm going to ditch it, enforced server change or no.
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Post by quahappy »

EXreaction

Many, many thanks again for all your help!

Re-uploaded Fonts and this is now working fine. Curious why it was corrupted first time though lol.

Send Test Email is also working correctly and very detailed I may add too.

Transferred relevant files to aphrodite template folder.

All is working brilliantly!

All that is left for me to do is install this excellent MOD on my Live Forum.

Many thanks. for your time and understanding :D
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Post by quahappy »

Firstly, brilliant Anti-Spam ACP MOD. Within hours of installing it on my Live forum, it stopped a Spammer!

.... now I just find out a couple of hours after installing it, there is a newer version of this MOD - 2,0,7!!
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Post by EXreaction »

quahappy wrote: Firstly, brilliant Anti-Spam ACP MOD. Within hours of installing it on my Live forum, it stopped a Spammer!

.... now I just find out a couple of hours after installing it, there is a newer version of this MOD - 2,0,7!!


Yes, I just released 2.0.7 today. It fixed quite a few bugs and added much better compatibility, but the noticeable changes(what you have to change to upgrade) are few, it is quite easy to upgrade. :)

Hopefully we are nearing the end of upgrades for this mod, I am no longer adding any features, so it will only be fixes/bug patches from now on. :)
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Post by trilochankaur »

Ok. I have installed this mod. Everything works fine but just a issue:

When some of my old members posts something, they automatically are redirected as "spammers" and all they wrote stays in spam log, and it doesnt appear on the forum what they have said.

But one question:

One of them has just 3 posts, do I need to configure anything like to make this person post, As I know that he is not a spammer as well?

I can´t edit the spam log page to put the message in the apopriate forum.
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Post by Gib... »

Hi,

I upgraded from 2.06 to 2.07. Something I didn't noticed before. I chose the random captcha and now when I try to register, if I refresh the form sometimes the captcha image does not load up. Like if the image is missing.

I tried to erase the fonts and reload them. Also, I didn't erase the file usercp_captcha2.php, is it needed?

http://quebecadoption.net/forum/profile ... pteOuI=IuO
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Post by EXreaction »

trilochankaur wrote: Ok. I have installed this mod. Everything works fine but just a issue:

When some of my old members posts something, they automatically are redirected as "spammers" and all they wrote stays in spam log, and it doesnt appear on the forum what they have said.

But one question:

One of them has just 3 posts, do I need to configure anything like to make this person post, As I know that he is not a spammer as well?

I can´t edit the spam log page to put the message in the apopriate forum.


It all depends on your URL posting settings.

And no, the spam log is simply a log, it doesn't do anything other than record data.
Gib... wrote: Hi,

I upgraded from 2.06 to 2.07. Something I didn't noticed before. I chose the random captcha and now when I try to register, if I refresh the form sometimes the captcha image does not load up. Like if the image is missing.

I tried to erase the fonts and reload them. Also, I didn't erase the file usercp_captcha2.php, is it needed?

http://quebecadoption.net/forum/profile ... pteOuI=IuO


I noticed that once before as well, it only seemed to happen if I refreshed the page very quickly a few times. I don't know why it happened but it never happened if I waited a second to refresh or on the original page loading...

uesrcp_captcha2.php is not needed anymore.
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Post by Rob Sykes »

Rob Sykes wrote:
EXreaction wrote:Just a tip, do not do 2 big changes like modification install or server setting changes without testing in between the changes.


...

I like this product - I'll be damned if I'm going to ditch it, enforced server change or no.


Just as an update - the server move was a disaster so I broke ranks and moved my own site elsewhere.

The 2.0.6 mod worked straight away without any tinkering

Excellent :D
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Post by jrumann59 »

I insatlled this MOD and I am having one problem when I go to my profile page I get no items to change.

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Post by EXreaction »

Did you install with easymod or do it manually?

If you did it with EasyMod have it load the backups and try re-installing.

If you installed it manually get your backups of usercp_register.php and profile.php, then re-edit those and re-upload them.
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Post by quahappy »

Hi again,

I have just a small query. Several "spammers" have been trying to register and when I checked the Spam Log within Admin CP it shows the following:

21 Feb 2007 11:34 pm 2Rulez42205 Registration 64.34.168.235 joana.welderman@gmail.com
They incorrectly filled the web field with "x1computers.com/1410_driver_hp_in_one_psc.html".
They incorrectly filled the loc field with "Mongolia".
They incorrectly filled the sig field with "[size=0] 1410 Driver Hp In One Psc[/size]".

21 Feb 2007 11:34 pm labasa Registration 64.34.168.235 propel@privatepop3.com
They incorrectly filled the web field with "x1computers.com/3010cn_color_dell_laser_printer.html".
They incorrectly filled the loc field with "australia".
They incorrectly filled the sig field with "[size=0] 3010cn Color Dell Laser Printer[/size]".
Incorrect Captcha Code entered. Code in the image was: "M5FN7C5". They entered: "?5??7?5".

21 Feb 2007 11:32 pm charmofsmyrna Registration 64.34.168.235 joana.welderman@gmail.com
They incorrectly filled the web field with "x1computers.com/hp_78_print_cartridge.html".
They incorrectly filled the loc field with "Germany/Berlin".
They incorrectly filled the sig field with "[size=0] Hp 78 Print Cartridge[/size]".
No Captcha Code entered by user. The code in the image was "7OJ".

Ok you think - what's wrong with that?! Well, ALL Profile Options are OFF for Registration. When I tried registering, all the Profile Fields are OFF, so why does the above Spam Log show Location, website and Signature fields when they are disabled? Is it because they are true spam-bots?

Just a query that's all because at the end of the day, Anti-Spam ACP MOD has done it's job again brilliantly!
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