christhatsme wrote:Yea I was intending doing it via XML using the CURL extension (preferably if some built in php function if there is one, but there isn't to my knowledge)
PHP's native socket functions should be able to do the trick (open socket to server, read/write, close).
As for having a check on my server, think thats a great idea (although users of the MOD would have to register..)! That would pretty much eliminate spam totally... Apart from board to board, in which case I could have my script notify the administrator of that board with the offending user. I am away at regular intervals, so I don't want things to be too dependant on me..
You could automate the report process as well (ie, if x number of reports for ip 188.8.131.52/user joeschmoe is received, they are automatically banned for one day, then a week, then permanently [3 strikes].
Thing is I don't really want to end up out of pocket with the hosting of this kind of service if it gets big, but i really doubt it would so it shouldn't matter too much!
I too doubt it would get big, but if that helps I'm sure some of the larger users putting the most load on the server may be willing to donate a small sum torwards hosting.