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[ABD] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:41 am
by Naezman
Modification Name: FakeUsers
Author: Naez

Modification Description:
Adds a configurable number of fake user accounts to your bulletin board.

This mod allows you to easily add a number of fake accounts you can use to post with. Helpful for starting up new boards to give the resemblance of traffic.

Contains 3000 unique usernames in a CSV list.

Entire mod is 2 files, has a 2 minute installation time... and a 2 year old could do it. Check out the demo to see how simple it is!

Modification Version: 1.0.0

Requirements: Valid phpBB install, administration privelages

Features:
  • List of 3000 pre-set usernames, with ability to add/create your own list
  • You specify the password for the accounts
  • All accounts have a unique fake email generated.
  • Easily add an unlimited amount of fake accounts you can post with to your forums.
  • Only board admins can access these features.
Demo URL: http://bestartsites.com/forums/fakeusers.php
* Note: the demo does not require authentication, however the live version requires you to have admin privelages.

Modification Download: http://bestartsites.com/fakeusers.zip


Installation instructions:
  1. Un-zip and upload fakeusers.php and users.txt to your phpbb3 folder.
  2. Direct your browser to fakeusers.php (e.g. http://yoursite.com/forums/fakeusers.php)
  3. Enter in the configuration settings as prompted by the page, and submit the form.
  4. That's it!

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:09 am
by nouveau
Nice little mod for those who might need more of a presence in starting a new board and wanting to look active. All that is missing are the posts to go along with it :)

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:24 am
by Naezman
Indeed, but since all the accounts are linked to the same password it is easy to switch between them, to fake some conversations.

I've started up 3 boards this way... my advice to you all is that controversy sells. Strike up some religious or political debates between yourself and your dummy accounts on your board, get really extreme, and people will register just to argue with you.

In development is a mod that will make the posts for you, well kinda 8-) Don't want to go into details yet but it's based on a really good idea, so be on the look out for it.

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:32 am
by New to forums
When the board is then up and running as you would wish are these accounts easy to remove? or is the intention to leave them go dormant?

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:44 am
by satandream
General Error
SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Column 'config_value' cannot be null [1048]

SQL

INSERT INTO phpbb_config (config_name, config_value, is_dynamic) VALUES ('newest_user_colour', NULL, 1)

BACKTRACE

FILE: includes/db/mysqli.php
LINE: 143
CALL: dbal->sql_error()

FILE: includes/functions.php
LINE: 156
CALL: dbal_mysqli->sql_query()

FILE: includes/functions_user.php
LINE: 292
CALL: set_config()

FILE: fakeusers.php
LINE: 144
CALL: user_add()

Hmmm :roll: what am i doing wrong?

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:55 pm
by Naezman
New to forums wrote:When the board is then up and running as you would wish are these accounts easy to remove? or is the intention to leave them go dormant?
Yes, I suppose I could add an option to create a special hidden group for them, so it's easier to delete them. But you could just leave them dormant so their posts will stay as well.

Either way, in the database their emails will be something along the lines of "mw8dy5mfsdyo9ne@dfdjgzqngjtcnq6.com".

satandream wrote:<SQL ERROR INFO>
Have you installed any other mods? That is not a problem I have run into testing it on 2 different servers with pristine 3.0.2 installations.

I also do not have a 'newest_user_colour' row in that database table....

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I'm going to just make this mod an addition directly to the admin panel, instead of a stand-alone as it is now. The next release will contain a lot more options for the accounts. I will take the special "dummy" group idea into consideration.

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:47 pm
by justhk
when i run the file fakeusers.php it always return to the login page i login with Admin id but still i tried many times but same thing happens again and again what should i do ? i am running 3.0.1

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:53 am
by porfavor
good idea...will think about installing it

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:33 pm
by justhk
i need help please why it redirect me to login page i am loging in with admin id but still it redirects me to the login page !

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:42 pm
by takadante
Is it possible to use this more than once? I added a few hundred members, then attempted to do it agian, and I got an SQL error.

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:16 pm
by justhk
please help me it says you need to login as an admin of this board but i amlogging in as admin so why am i having this again and again ?

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
by mp04
Sound like a great mod, and while I have not tested it, or even downloaded it, I did have a quick question...

The join days: will all of theses "users" have the same joint date? reason being is, cause even though most people dont look at that, I don't want one guy spaming the board saying, that theses were fake accounts, how else could I explain 50-1500 NEW people joining in one day.

see what I am saying?

other then that, looks like a good mod for any new start up forums!

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:16 pm
by justhk
i am asking for the help last time anyone knows whats happening why i am redirecting again and again ?

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:40 pm
by zero061099
yes its doing it to me too?? Why does it keep re-directing to the login page?

Re: [RC] phpBB FakeUsers - Dummy Account generator

Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:21 pm
by ohdude
Ìs it still posible to download the script from anywhere because the link is dead