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sonnb - Stop Spam Here [Paid] [Deleted]

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases' started by sonnb, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    sonnb submitted a new resource:

    sonnb - Stop Spam Here (version 1.0.0) - Prevent Spammers with StopForumSpam API and Akismet API - A Must-have addon for Administrators

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  2. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    This looks great :)

    I haven't tested it yet, but on the 'error message' where it states to "contact the Administrator", is there a link to actually contact the administrator?
  3. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    It is easy to put a link inside the message. I could put a field in ACP options to configure the link to display. I would be available in the next version.
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  4. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Would be nice to have logging for this as well. The vBulletin version of StopForumSpam lets you see exactly who was denied and who was allowed to register.

    Other than that, thank you for releasing this.
  5. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    Hello, it has. You could check in ACP -> Tool -> Logging.
  6. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

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  8. sonnb

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  9. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I guess the main distinction is akismet which also checks upon posting and thread creation for spammers.
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  10. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    sonnb updated sonnb - Stop Spam Here with a new update entry:

    Update: Added Keyword and Link filters, Catch bot using hidden input

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  11. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    The new update is using contactUrl (configurable via ACP) instead of "contact the Administrator".
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  12. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

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  17. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I'm glad member management is being worked on - but I do have some suggestions as to how this and other such efforts might be improved. I'm going to use my own board as an example....where I use manual activation. It would be great if some of my personal "fuzzy logic" could be automated.

    1. Whitelist certain email domains - it would be great if a cron job or other such action automatically OKed the members who registered with certain domains. As an example, most all members using cable companies, big telecom, etc. are not spammers (in my experience). verizon, cox, charter, comcast, etc. could fit this category.

    2. Blacklist countries by IP range or individual lP lookup.

    3. Automatically look up countries and present the members to be manually activated in a easy to read tabular list with the country of origin - and allow instant deletes from that screen...

    Since we manually activate, we have virtually no problem with users actually posting spam. My experience over the years with SFP is that it only knows about 10-15% of the spammers who attempt to register, so that by itself does me almost no good....while the above (whitelisting, etc.) would definitely whittle down my workload a bit, as I would not have to spend as much time looking at and approving each member.
  18. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    quick question....how long after registering should it take for the user to be put in the moderation queue?
  19. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

  20. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    hmm few teething problems.
    2 registrations caught on username block with SFS. Both were legit. One ended up awaiting approval, the other did not.
    2 registrations from spammers with SFS IP and 1 with SFS email both allowed through without any issues.

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