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Deny Countries From Registering

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Jafo, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Jafo

    Jafo Active Member

    This add-on will let you deny registrations from countries you define. The users IP is checked against a list of IP delegations. I wrote a similar mod like this for VB. This is helpful for keeping spammers from registering to your board.

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    ArnyVee, xmlxp, @lex and 11 others like this.
  2. Jafo

    Jafo Active Member

  3. Deceptor

    Deceptor Active Member

    Great job Jaffy! :)
  4. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    useful one thanks
  5. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Can we also deny certain domain extensions from registering? My board is getting a lot spam registrations from .co.cc e-mail's and something like that would be extreme helpful.
  6. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can use wildcards when banning email addresses.
    Check: Users ยป Banned Email Addresses, and enter ".co.cc" (without the quotes)
    laztrix likes this.
  7. Renada

    Renada Active Member

    Thank you very much :)
  8. Brentnauer

    Brentnauer Well-Known Member

    Just curious... Why would you want to ban an entire country?
  9. Jafo

    Jafo Active Member

    There are many reasons.. I developed this originally because the forum I use this on is about a small town in upstate NY. Not a big town, not a famous town.. Chances are 99.99% of visitors to that site from RU are bots looking to post spam. Eliminating them reduces my work load. There are other reasons too. :)
  10. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    A New York photography forum like I have. It would be great to make sure people are from where they say!
  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    For one of the sites I use to run, we were banning a lot of people from Brazil, Russia/Croatia, and China, because they were always trying to hack on the game the site was for.

    After going through the ban logs for the game, and seeing several thousand different IP's from those locations (Together, not each), I decided that it was better to ban those countries to limit the amount of work that in game moderators would have to deal with.
  12. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    As one of our clients stated, 99% of her fellow country people on the net were criminals and you deal with them at your own risk. For anyone who has sold online banning certain countries is almost always a very good idea. Please note I'm not going to state which countries, but they are fairly obvious if you have been about the net for any length of time.
  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    I will... Romania is right up the top of that list.
  14. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

  15. Jafo

    Jafo Active Member

    .ru, nuff said..
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  16. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

  17. Floris

    Floris Guest


    Thanks for making & sharing this. :)
  18. wi11ie

    wi11ie Member

    Thanks Jafo. Installed and working :)
  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Holland will be the first on my list to ban.
  20. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    The most important country to ban is the world wide no. 2, at least according to this map: http://www.stopforumspam.com/stats/map
    United States

    Sorry, I can understand why someone wants to ban a country like Pakistan (never got a real user from there), but why ban whole countries in Europe like Holland? I am from Europe and I'm a long time member of more than a dozen US forums...

    Why not simply use a free service like Stopforumspam and eliminate the problem? There are even free addons for Xenforo to use Stopforumspam...

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