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Multiple Account Detection

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Mouth, May 7, 2013.

  1. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/multiple-account-detection.6373/ ...

    Description:
    This modification sets a special cookie which is not cleared on logout and tracks which accounts are used on the same computer and browser. The idea is mostly similar to the Multiple account login detector (AE Detector) vBulletin modification.

    ... http://xenforo.com/community/threads/multiple-account-detection.6373/page-6#post-331130


    Would be great if a developer would pick this up to publish it to the RM and maintain it. Please :)
     
  2. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Even better, how about it be included in XF core functionality? :)
     
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  3. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    This add-on is a must (y)
    it lacks the function to send an email to the first person account
    to check if the account is not hacked
     
  4. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Seconded, this type of add-on is so very useful during bun fights to to spot those who want to re-register and cause issues. Be good if it was actively being developed (or, as suggested previously, enhanced with ever-cookies).
     
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  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I like to see this developed further as well.
     
  6. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Fifthded
     
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Same here, it's a useful add-on which I would use again. Also agree with the OP that it would be nice to see this built into the core.
     
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  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Has this been suggested to be added into the core, Mouth? If not, might be worthwhile suggesting it and I 100% agree it'll be great if this was ever added in the core.
     
  9. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Other than within this topic, no. Not sure where/how is the appropriate place for core suggestions?
     
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think this area http://xenforo.com/community/forums/suggestions-tweaks-small-features.18/ would be a good alternative area. I too would like to see the add-on further developed don't get me wrong, I'd use it. I think I'd much rather (if there's a remote possibility of it being accommodated) prefer seeing it as part of xenforo now that you mentioned it in your 2nd post but either way (add-on or core) is good with me if this has any chance of being revived.Hopefully it will because it's an add-on I used in the early days and also when I used VB.

    Edit: Apologies if I misread your post which I think I have done.
     
  11. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  12. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    Is it not working? Would you like to see some features added?
     
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  13. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your interest :)
    Yes, it currently works great. Primarily I'm hoping a developer takes 'ownership' of it so that it doesn't get 'lost' with not being published in the RM and not being maintained. Would be very disappointing for v1.2 to come out and this add-on stops working and there not being a developer who owned it and could possibly take a look at making it working again.

    For added features, would be great to see these;
    i) agree with 14DH01's post about it having the ability to email the first person account to notify them of the add-ons action (detection, ban, manual approval)
    ii) when it creates a new thread, the thread title to also include the usernames that it detected, eg. "Multiple Accounts - user1 and user2" as well as the ability to define the userID that creates the thread instead of it being the 'old' detected userID
    iii) have the option to create a new post in an existing thread, instead of creating a new thread for every detection
    iv) utilise evercookie since it's much harder to eliminate
    v) option to add the user to a defined usergroup (from which you can then put them on moderation instead of awaiting approval, set a user title, or apply a range of different permissions/privileges, etc.
     
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  14. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    yes add detection ip for example I guess this addon does not work if cookies were emptied.​
    for the first email account:​
     
  15. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    No, that would be irresponsible. Too many corporate and educational network configurations mean that you would get very many false positives since they would appear to come from the same IP address. IP detection is just not suitable for this.
     
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  16. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    Will talk to our team to see if this is something we would like pursue. I can tell you this though, I use this on my site and it is quite a necessary tool for us so at the very least, I will always make sure it works ;)
     
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