[2.0.20] MOD Troll

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[2.0.20] MOD Troll

Post by Extensions Robot » Sat May 06, 2006 11:20 pm

MOD Name: MOD Troll
Author: Kalipo
MOD Description: This MOD will prevent users designated as Trolls from posting, Private Messaging, Emailing, and generally make their life on the board miserable.


MOD Version: 1.0.3

Download File: Troll_MOD_v103.zip
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File Size: 10227 Bytes

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Post by webmacster87 » Wed May 24, 2006 2:28 pm

MOD Validated/Released

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This MOD lets you designate users as "trolls," which will then cause a lot of weird things to happen to them when they view your board. Perfect for those tyrant administrators that want to punish their users. This MOD requires PHP 4.2.0 or later to install.

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Post by Kalipo » Wed May 24, 2006 2:29 pm

Images:

Troll list on ACP index...

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User Management

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Functionality in Ban Control (Addon in contrib folder)

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Addon MOD for Sexy Administration Index MOD
kkroo was kind enough to make a MOD of the where those that use it can add Trolls to the Users tab.

Addon MOD for Shoutbox MOD
This post contains the MOD to hide your Shoutbox (or anything else really) from users set as Trolls.
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Post by Kalipo » Wed May 24, 2006 3:15 pm

Thanks MOD Team.

Just to clarify a few things...
MOD Name: MOD Troll
Author: Kalipo


The meat of the MOD was done by Merlin Sythove. Lets give credit where credit is due.
Perfect for those tyrant administrators that want to punish their users.


I suppose it could be used for that, but that's not the intent of this MOD. Merlin's original comments (updated to reflect current features)...
This MOD is a simple way to give a troll the impression the forum is buggy and not worth posting to. It does this by

1. Introducing delays
2. Randomly choosing error messages or giving the appearance of success
3. Random redirect to the index

It combines the Miserable User Mod, with extra features, and a cookie system.

1. Login (only works 25% of the time)
2. Posting (no post is ever saved, but 25% of the time it will APPEAR to work)
3. Private messaging (no PM is ever sent, again 25% of the time it will look like it has worked)
4. Email (no email is ever sent, same as PM and posting)

The cookie system makes sure that a troll who only visits without logging in, is still treated as a troll etc.

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Post by Merlin Sythove » Wed May 24, 2006 5:13 pm

Brilliant! Thanks Kalipo for doggedly keeping at it until every last tripwire had been removed and the MOD could pass all tests!

And as you can see, there are 3 people involved: Kalipo, for mostly getting the mod ready for release, the Miserable User author Dr. Doom, and myself who tied it all together and added some more features and the cookie system.

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Post by Ramon Fincken » Wed May 24, 2006 7:17 pm

Hurray for Merlin Sythove and Kalipo !!

Thanks to the phpbbteam to validate this mod !


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Post by mariocaz » Thu May 25, 2006 5:30 pm

Congratulions, excellent Mod!!!! :P :) :D

Now we can protect us for our enemies that are visiting our boards jajajajaja :lol:

Cheers. :wink:

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Post by Peter77sx » Thu May 25, 2006 6:28 pm

Wow, congrats on getting this MOD finally validated. :)

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Post by Saeru » Fri May 26, 2006 3:06 am

I;d love to see a demo of this :P
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Post by Merlin Sythove » Fri May 26, 2006 6:13 am

Saeru wrote: I;d love to see a demo of this :P


No you don't! It is absolutely infuriating, even if you know it is a demo.
But if you insist, install the mod, create a new user account for yourself, and set it to troll :twisted:
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Post by mariocaz » Fri May 26, 2006 6:27 am

Install it my friend and u will have a lot of fun with ur Troll users, jajajaja :lol:

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Post by Undaddy » Fri May 26, 2006 11:32 am

Merlin Sythove wrote:
Saeru wrote:I;d love to see a demo of this :P


No you don't! It is absolutely infuriating, even if you know it is a demo.
But if you insist, install the mod, create a new user account for yourself, and set it to troll :twisted:


What kind of reply is that? "I'd love to see a demo." "No, you don't!" :)

I will certainly NOT download & install something to find out whether I want to download and install it. :)

Screenshot would be enough for me, though.

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Post by Merlin Sythove » Fri May 26, 2006 12:07 pm

Undaddy wrote:
Merlin Sythove wrote:
Saeru wrote:I;d love to see a demo of this :P


No you don't! It is absolutely infuriating, even if you know it is a demo.
But if you insist, install the mod, create a new user account for yourself, and set it to troll :twisted:


What kind of reply is that? "I'd love to see a demo." "No, you don't!" :)

I will certainly NOT download & install something to find out whether I want to download and install it. :)

Screenshot would be enough for me, though.


Take a screenshot of the screen "Your message has been posted, click Here to go to the Index" and stare at it for 30 seconds. Then go to the Index and try to find your message.
:lol:

Seriously, this is one of the MANY things it does, cause delays, misplace messages and give you the impression it worked and YOU are stupid for not being able to locate the message, and so on and so forth. And if you think I am infuriating, then don't try out this mod but go to your GP and have a checkup... :lol:

If you read the description, you will realise that a screen shot is futile. The aim is to give the troll the impression your board is buggy and extremely slow but that it does really work normally, except you can't seem to do anything, it is too slow, messages you post get lost and so on and so forth. Most screenshots would show a perfectly normal board, or a perfectly normal (but unusual) error message like there is some error, please try again later.

The aim is to convince the troll that it is YOUR BOARD that is the problem, and not his account. If succesful, this will prevent him from making another account, instead, he will lose interest in your board. And that is exactly what you want, for him to go away. Which is the ONLY solution that will work with a troll.

So if you have trolls, go and install it.
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Post by Kalipo » Fri May 26, 2006 12:07 pm

How do you screencap random delayed/stalled page loads & index.php redirect ? How do you screencap not having the ability to post/send PMs & EMails?

Demo? Imagine being on dialup while visiting a seriously buggy forum hosted on a powered by Commodore 64 server . You'll have some idea what it's like to be a Troll.

Edits to add:

Third post updated with Screencaps of the ACP.

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Post by Merlin Sythove » Fri May 26, 2006 12:16 pm

Haha, I like the powered by Sinclair ZX idea... :D
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