[RC1] Anti-Spam: Minimum Posts before new topic

A place for MOD Authors to post and receive feedback on MODs still in development. No MODs within this forum should be used within a live environment! No new topics are allowed in this forum.
Forum rules
READ: phpBB.com Board-Wide Rules and Regulations

IMPORTANT: MOD Development Forum rules

On February 1, 2009 this forum will be set to read only as part of retiring of phpBB2.
Post Reply
expanoncolin
Registered User
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:19 am

[RC1] Anti-Spam: Minimum Posts before new topic

Post by expanoncolin » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:23 am

Code: Select all

##############################################################
## MOD Title: Minimum posts before new topic
## MOD Author: expanoncolin < colin@experimentalistsanonymous.com > (Colin Raffel) http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com
## MOD Description: Users need to have enough posts before they can
##                  create a new topic. This prevents spam bots from registering
##                  posting right away.
##
## MOD Version: 0.1.0
##
## Installation Level: Easy
## Installation Time: 5 Minutes
## Files To Edit: posting.php
##                admin/admin_board.php
##                templates/subSilver/admin/board_config_body.tpl
##                language/lang_english/lang_admin.php
##                language/lang_english/lang_main.php
##
## Included Files: n/a
## License: http://opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php GNU General Public License v2
##############################################################
## Author Notes:
## Change "You need %s posts to create a new topic." to a message of your choice.

## Thanks to eVil3 for the min posts before vote mod this one is based on.
##
##############################################################
## MOD History:
##
##   2006-11-19 - Version 0.1.0
##      - First Attempt :)
##
##############################################################
## Before Adding This MOD To Your Forum, You Should Back Up All Files Related To This MOD
##############################################################
I get a lot of spam bots in my forum. They register and immediately post a new topic. I've created a mod that requires a certain number of posts (default 10, changeable in general admin->configuration) before a user can post a new thread. This should stop the bots in their tracks... unless they don't use posting.php to post, in which case I think it will be fairly useless, other than requiring that users introduce themselves in some thread, or something.

http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.co ... _0_1_0.mod

It installs fine with easymod, and works great as far as I can tell. Now to see if I get any more spam posts...

-Colin
Last edited by expanoncolin on Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

expanoncolin
Registered User
Posts: 34
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:19 am

Post by expanoncolin » Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:49 pm

Ever since I installed this mod, I have had no problems whatsoever with the forum, and spam posts have gone down to zero. No spam posts since I installed the mod. It used to be 2-3 per day. Status changed to RC1.

-Colin

Post Reply

Return to “[2.0.x] MODs in Development”