Join Date: Feb 2003
Stop the Registration Bots on your vBulletin Forum
Control your vBulletin forum registration process and stop the registration bots.
This mod will check the the time it takes for a vBulletin registration form to be submitted. If the form is submitted faster then humanly possible, the registration will be denied and the admin contact will be emailed about the event. The time is settable
We will start the registration on the forum rules page in two ways. First we will add a custom hidden field with a hash. Second we will insert a randomly named hidden field with a random value. This should make it a bit difficult to program a bot since the field names on all sites will be different as well as the values.
We will use a second set of random hidden fields on the form page as well to add to the confusion.
Time stamps to check the time spent on registration submission are stored in a DB table and private.
A registration will have to come through the Rules page and the form. Every Site will be different.
Installation is very easy.
There are two templates to edit.
One database table is added.
Three hooks are utilized.
Includes uninstall code.
Adds to vBulletin options.
Set time frame option.
Sends Mail to Admin.
No files to upload.
XML product install.
Instructions attached in zip.
Demo usage and view source at http://riderinfo.com/forums/register.php
This hack is known to work on vBulletin 3.6.11 PL1 and will likely work back a few versions in the 3.6.x vBulletin series. Of course it works on 3.7.x as posted too.
Reported to work on vBulletin 3.8.2 as of May 2009.
Download here for vB 3.8.x: Stop the Registration Bots
Download here for vB 4.2.0 PL3: Stop the Registration Bots for vB 4.2.0
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Last edited by Greg; 02-07-2013 at 09:28 PM.
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