I need help badly.

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Shabzyboys
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I need help badly.

Post by Shabzyboys »

For a matter of weeks now some stupid idiot keeps registering as unnessesary names. **** me in the *** etc.....
I have deleted the members one by one but hes registering 30 times a day. This isn't good for my site and there is no way to ipban him because the ip is rapidly changing. Ive enabled user activation but when he registers the name still comes up as "The newest register is "......." "

Is there anyway to stop this?

http://mariotown.tk is the site.
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

You could install the Visual Confirmation MOD to avoids bot registering at your forum. You can find this mod in the phpBB package which you downloaded, in the contrib folder.

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Post by Shabzyboys »

He registers manually
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Re: I need help badly.

Post by Vic D'Elfant »

Shabzyboys wrote: hes registering 30 times a day
That's why I think it's a bot :lol:

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Post by Shabzyboys »

Thats why I called him an idiot. It took him ages to register, I was watching him do it, I couldn't stop him, even If I did ban his current IP
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

Well I'm afraid there is not way to stop the guy then... :?

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Post by thecharmed01 »

You could make a formal complaint to his ISP.

They can remove his account from him so he cant get online till he gets a new provider.

Then if he plays it again, forward your complaint on to his new ISP.........
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Post by Shabzyboys »

All I know is that he is from vgcentral.com since he keeps using the Email, Ive send a complaint to vgcentral.com and they haven't replied.
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

You can lookup someones ISP by visiting the following url: http://www.dnstools.com/?target=his_ip_here. Search for an email address called abuse@.... or something similar. If he's using a proxy server, you can't do anything :?

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Post by Shabzyboys »

Isn't there a way I can stop his member name showing on the "Newest register name:" bit until he confirms the email?
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

Yes there is :)

Open /includes/functions.php
Search for (around line 37)

Code: Select all

			$sql = "SELECT user_id, username
				FROM " . USERS_TABLE . "
				WHERE user_id <> " . ANONYMOUS . "
				ORDER BY user_id DESC
				LIMIT 1";
Replace with

Code: Select all

			$sql = "SELECT user_id, username
				FROM " . USERS_TABLE . "
				WHERE user_id <> " . ANONYMOUS . " AND user_active = '1'
				ORDER BY user_id DESC
				LIMIT 1";
Good luck ;)

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Post by Shabzyboys »

Thanks a bunch, works =]!

Edit: And is there one for member list too?
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

Yup :)

Open /memberlist.php
Search for (around line 145)

Code: Select all

$sql = "SELECT username, user_id, user_viewemail, user_posts, user_regdate, user_from, user_website, user_email, user_icq, user_aim, user_yim, user_msnm, user_avatar, user_avatar_type, user_allowavatar 
	FROM " . USERS_TABLE . "
	WHERE user_id <> " . ANONYMOUS . "
	ORDER BY $order_by";
Replace with

Code: Select all

$sql = "SELECT username, user_id, user_viewemail, user_posts, user_regdate, user_from, user_website, user_email, user_icq, user_aim, user_yim, user_msnm, user_avatar, user_avatar_type, user_allowavatar 
	FROM " . USERS_TABLE . "
	WHERE user_id <> " . ANONYMOUS . " AND user_active = '1'
	ORDER BY $order_by";
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Post by Shabzyboys »

Yay, thanks a bunch!
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Post by Vic D'Elfant »

You're welcome :)

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