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Stop Forum Spam

Discussion in 'Add-on Releases [Archive]' started by Jeremy, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So, you wants to assassinate those spammers before they get through to spam your site? I know I do. So here, I present you with a simple integration with Stop Forum Spam. As of right now, it is strictly on registration; but, I plan on integrating it with the Spam Arsenal Kier and Mike have developed. There are two main options to control functionality, both described inside of the "Spam Management" options group.

    If a registrant fails, the data is never actually sent to the database, a registration error occurs.

    Also, a huge shout out must go to Shadab for seriously helping me get the MVC setup down. Hopefully I can take this even further.

    Revision Log
    • v1.0.1 - October 6th, 2010
      • Fixed! Fixes a small PHP error if the request times out. Shall now let a registrant into the forum without checking.
    • v1.0.0 - October 6th, 2010
      • Initial Release. :)
    So, without further ado... I present v1.0.1.

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  2. Deceptor

    Deceptor Active Member

    Great work King :) I'll be seeing where this goes with XF!
  3. turtile

    turtile Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great add-on!
  4. island

    island Active Member

    Fantastic - thanks very much. It seems that forum spamvertising attempts keep growing and growing, so I very much appreciate having this in place from the start to keep things clean from the bots.
  5. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper Well-Known Member

    Excellent, thanks for your work!
  6. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    Awesome work! I told you that you do a great job coding. Thanks for listening to me :p
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  7. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks a bunch.

    Quick question, what happens if the check query thingy times out (eg stopforumspam is down, for example)? Does it just skip the check & get on with the registration or yell at the registrant?

    Either way, great job.
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's a good question. Thinking about it, if the query times out, the data I use isn't defined, so it'll give a PHP error. I'll fix that right quick.

    I never said I couldn't, I just said you give me too much credit. :p
  9. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Great work!

    Quick note to anyone using this: Make sure you tell people in your privacy policy that you submit data to stopforumspam.
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Data submission is also not required. But I'll be updating the package soon enough with a quick fix for the above mentioned error.
  11. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    How does it work? If it checks an IP, username and/or email address against the stopforumspam database, its submitting data.

    Edit: Just taken a look at the code. It does submit data:

    $xml simplexml_load_file("http://www.stopforumspam.com/api?username=" $data['username'] ."&email=" $data['email'] . "&ip=" $data['ip'] . "&f=xmlcdata");
    Obviously its not a requirement that people mention it in their privacy policy, but legally you wouldn't have a leg to stand on if you didn't and something happened!
  12. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    For us (germany, austria,..) it is required!
    Our users HAVE TO AGREE, that it's ok, that we are sending there personal data to 3rd parties!
    If they not agree, we're not allowed to send them.
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, but no data is stored on their server, unless specifically requested to (in the options). Or in your countries, does it even require just for a checking schema to be mentioned? Just because I'm fairly sure that's not required in the US.
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Updated with a fix. :)
  15. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Cheers. As said, love you :p
  16. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

  17. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  19. giorgino

    giorgino Well-Known Member

    Of course Kovifor. I only linked this topic ;)
  20. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Great job

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