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Ban countries from registering [Deleted]

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases' started by Rigel Kentaurus, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Rigel Kentaurus submitted a new resource:

    Ban countries from registering (version 1.0.0) - Prevent users in different countries from registering into your forum

    Read more about this resource...
    alfan, Velli, erich37 and 1 other person like this.
  2. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Rigel, looks like a very handy add on.

    I'm sure it will be a useful tool for admins to use.

    Nice job. (y)
  3. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Turns out that a good amount of the spam that we get comes from overseas countries. This will filter them out a little more.
  4. alfan

    alfan Active Member

    This method is in My experience the Best spam-fighting tool. So thank you for maling this avalible for xenForo
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    just curious does this affect users already registered on your forum if you have their country on the banned list?

    Thanks for another useful add-on Rigel enjoy using your Bump thread add-on. Excellent work. (y)
  6. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Ouch... it just hurts to see Japan listed in the example screenshot. :(

    I do appreciate the usefulness of this add-on. While I certainly agree there are some troubled countries when it comes to spam, I think some people go overboard in blocking some areas.
  7. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    The hook only runs on the Register script, it won't prevent existing users from using the forum
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  8. CFodder

    CFodder Well-Known Member

    Very nice addon indeed :).

    Is it possible to customise/edit the error message?
  9. invite

    invite Member

    You could do a paid Addon with this Feature. I would buy it for sure...or an Addon who Blocks this annoying Proxy/VPN Users.
  10. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    It's a phrase, so, yes. Change xfa_disallowed_country to whatever you need it to be. The default is "We are sorry. Registration is disabled for your country"
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  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Great stuff! (y)

    I remember "tenants" provides a similar Add-on.

    Anyway, this feature should be available by default in XF-core (among other spam-protections).
    alfan likes this.
  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    How about user's using proxy, vpn?
  13. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Have no use for this but this add-on looks pretty useful in certain communities! Good work.
  14. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

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  15. Velli

    Velli Active Member

    ¬°Good job! As always ;)
  16. time

    time Active Member

    I block IN, but it blocking the VN :(
  17. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    About 1.2

    I have NOT tested 1.2 yet, but just by reading the update list, I am expecting things to break.
    Please do not rush to update to 1.2 if this add-on is vital to you and you cannot afford to disable it.

    I will be providing an update as soon as I can, but this is not the only add-on that I have. There is no ETA, but expect weeks, not days.

    Please do not report bugs with 1.2 at this time, since that is not helpful, after I provide a version compatible with 1.2 I will be getting bug reports for anything that I missed.
  18. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    Great add-on but I was thinking. Wouldn't it be better to require certain countries to go through a more rigorous sign up process rather than banning them completely.

    So for example depending on the country you are registering from there will be more checks to complete (ie more verification)
  19. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    There are so many spam prevention measures already in place (StopForumSpam, Captcha) that I wonder if yet-one-more is needed.
    This is mostly useful when you are absolutely sure no one from China should be registering, for example.
  20. Spawne32

    Spawne32 Active Member

    has this been updated for 1.2 yet?

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