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StopCountrySpam: Spam Combat

StopCountrySpam: Spam Combat 3.0.05

No permission to buy (£12.00)
Note: this add-on has recently been acquired by Yugensoft.
Purchase & download availability will be transitioning to a new server shortly.


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Stop Country Spam - black/white list country IP addresses from registering

This is included in Both

i) Free (Branded) Tac Anti Spam Collection
ii) Paid (unbranded) Tac Anti Spam Collection

Can be used in combination with :
  • FoolBotHoneyPot(to stop spam bots completely! using elegant methods that do not bother humans)
  • AnyApi (Use any API you want, to prevent spam bots / spam humans from registering)
  • StopHumanSpam (Stops human creating links / sigs / banned content, it also check for "sneaky broken links")
  • CustomImgCaptcha (also stops spam bots)
  • StopBotResources (to reduce the amount or resources spam bots use)
If you're in the same position as me, and you've noticed that quite a lot of "spammers" are coming from particular countries (from checking the user info, clicking the IP address returns the geo-location via whatismyipaddress.com), and your forum isn't even relevant to those countries, then this plug-in can help

Do not use this if you do not want to block any countries from registering on your forum (a lot of forums are very relevant to all countries)

On registration, this plug-in requests a JSON response for the country of the users IP address.

If you have selected to black list that country, or if you have selected white listing and not selected that country as part of the white list, they will be taken to the "new_registrations_currently_not_being_accepted" page (or a custom page)

This prevents users from that country from registering and should reduce the amount of user spam.

This is not a full proof mechanism, since the user could be using a proxy. However, from my experience, the human users that I've seen currently spamming do not often use a proxy.

This plugin now uses multiple methods of detecting proxies
  • Uses StopProxies API, to detect known Anonymous proxies
  • Checking the header to detect Transparent proxies
  • DNS look up
  • (Will also add scanning back as an option in the future)
This plug-in will reduced the amount of user spam (non-bot / link building / paid posters) from "suspect" countries, you might even find that it stops some bots.


Disclaimer: This plugin allows a mechanism to use a third party geolocation database via a JSON request to prevent registration. The location of the JSON request is definable by you via the Admin Control Panel, free examples of such sites are mentioned in the discussion

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Installation:

When you account upgrade at SurreyForum the plugin is immediately available to download (as an attachment in the first post), this is automated.

You should now have the following folder structure:
http:// www. yourforum.com/library/Tac/StopCountrySpam
  • Go to ACP -> Add-ons -> Install Add-on -> Install from file on server
  • Install from file on server: " library/Tac/StopCountrySpam/addon-StopCountrySpam.xml"
  • Set options in the administration control panel ACP>>Home>>Options>>StopCountrySpam
NOTE: After installation, please set the JSON Request url and the Index Name with one of the following settings: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/stopcountryspam-paid.36271/#post-412948



Upgrade:

1. Unzip the following zip file, and copy over the original files with the new versions (just copy over the entire StopCountrySpam Folder)

2. From within the Admin Control Panel: yourforum/admin.php?add-ons/
find the StopCountrySpam, and select the options
Control >> Upgrade

3. Upgrade from file on server: library/Tac/StopCountrySpam/addon-StopCountrySpam.xml
Author
Yugensoft
First release
Last update
Rating
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Latest updates

  1. fixed install issue of 3.0.04

    as title
  2. Fixes the Field 'proxy' doesn't have a default value bug

    fixed
  3. fixed stopproxies ipv6 issue

    IP6 we're getting logged correctly for stopproxies - fixed

Latest reviews

Didn't work on 1.5 for me. No response from add-on author here or on their own forum. Had to raise dispute with PayPal to get a refund, which still didn't elicit a response from anyone. Appears to be unsupported therefore?
Excellent add-on. Helps a lot to keep spam down.
America!!! Fudge Yeah!!!
The best money spent to stop all this nonsense spambots hitting my server... even though KeyCapthca stops the registration issue, they are bombing my server with the forums running upon it.
this should already be part of the XF core
This add-on is simple and very effective , with one click you block a whole country IP ranges which saves much of your time
Easiest way to block countries in xenForo