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[BETA] There's no goodies for you SPAM-BOT!

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:27 am
by Nux
MOD Title: There's no goodies for you SPAMBOT!
MOD Description: A simple but efficient MOD that should stop SPAM-users from registering at your forum.
MOD Version: 0.1.0

MOD Download: spam_users.zip
Last Stable version: -

Demo Board: sorry we have a fragile server ;)

How does it work? Well there are two aspects of this MOD:
1. At first it just added a special meta tag on the User profile and Member list pages. That meta tag should stop spamers from registering new users, because the links won't be indexed by Google and probably any other search engines like that.
2. Now it also disables the ability to set the website on registering and so spamers should immediately notice that there is no use of registering (if they will try to bypass the lock on form filed they will be halted with an error message).


EDIT: This MOD is a friend to Deter Comment Spam MOD ;)

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:10 am
by Nux
Wee it worked :D. Spam bots seem to back out from registering users after about a month. Now only some looser spamers register :twisted:, but not more then about one in a week (if any).

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:27 am
by Noobarmy
it really works. it looks so simple. why have you put the coding into usercp_viewprofile.php however? just to stop them viewing profiles :?

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:51 am
by Ramon Fincken
mmz... search and harvest bots will (probably) not follow the links. this inludes googlebot and the msn/live bot...

do you really want that ?

next.. there are some bots that visit some pages and read them out to determine your board is a phpbb and then directly hit the registration page.
But that is not covered with this mod..

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:09 am
by Nux
Ramon Fincken wrote: mmz... search and harvest bots will (probably) not follow the links. this inludes googlebot and the msn/live bot...

do you really want that ?

Yes because it's only on two pages.
Ramon Fincken wrote: next.. there are some bots that visit some pages and read them out to determine your board is a phpbb and then directly hit the registration page.
But that is not covered with this mod..

Well even if they will get registered they won't be indexed so I don't care. I come once in a month and clear userlist of those spamers that aren't smart enough :lol:.

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:00 pm
by Nux
As seems they were back after sometime after all. But no need to worry I've added some simple instructions changing:
# includes/usercp_register.php
# templates/subSilver/profile_add_body.tpl

Now spamers are not able to set their website and if they will try they will get a nice error message ;). Other users may set their website field in their profiles after being activated (I use activation on my forum).

ı are you

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:57 pm
by askimcafe72
[excessive and unrelated links removed - drathbun]

When a user requests to join a project, users with project admin permissions within the target project will receive the request via e-mail from SourceForge and the request will show up on their "My Page" under the "items awaiting my approval tab".

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:26 pm
by handkante
Well even if they will get registered they won't be indexed so I don't care. I come once in a month and clear userlist of those spamers that aren't smart enough

[excessive and unrelated links removed, please read the rules and put links - as allowed - in your signature instead. - drathbun]

Re: [BETA] There's no goodies for you SPAM-BOT!

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:00 pm
by koups
Hi, I am running phpBB 2.0.13- will this mod work? I am plagued by these no-lifer people who are spamming my board? I cant seem to get the video file to play for some reason. Thanks!

Re: [BETA] There's no goodies for you SPAM-BOT!

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:30 pm
by 3Di
koups wrote: Hi, I am running phpBB 2.0.13


oOPS.. update ASAP to 2.0.22 prior to ask if a MOD will work there. ;) You need to do it IMHO.

Re: [BETA] There's no goodies for you SPAM-BOT!

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:46 pm
by koups
I have upgraded but I cannot find the instructions on how to install this mod. Windows media player wont play the video file- any ideas please. Thanks.