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#26 2011-09-01 12:37 pm

Tedd3000
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

@ goroddy,
Don´t worry (be happy)
getting GlowHost to work is easy
Open Your vBulletin Admin CP
on the left side You see a List of Menue Items
goto "Settings" hit the little Arrow and click "Options"
on the right side a window opens "vBulletin Options"
scroll to the end of the List to "GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic" Double click this
scroll past "Aksimet"
now Enable "StopForumSpam: IP, Username and Email Check" (all 3)
under "Desired Action" choose "Log and block registration"
scroll further down and You find "StopForumSpam: API Key"
Yepp You guessed it, that is for Your Key
all the way down the Page hit "Save" and that is it

Hope this helps a bit
Tedd

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#27 2011-09-02 1:57 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Ok this is where it is all going pearshaped and doing my head in

I can reach the explained route to vbulletin options at this point the last on the list vbulletin api and mobile applications

Now i have joined this forum and i have joined vbulletin.org ...... do you think i can just simply find the link to download spam o matic ????? no unfortunately in the answer and i am unsure if am missing something ??

I did tow posts yesterday and one replied saying to download zd blockers (from memory) i did that easily but the path to spam o matic seems slightly more difficult ?? to find

I am happy to say it is staring me right in the face but until i can find it and download it i am sttuck , i have not completely wasted my time , i have an api key for this site and i am close to getting it all to fall into place

But not quite there

It seems quite often when you are meant to turn right i sadly go left ..... sometimes it complicates things

can someone supply the direct link ? for spam o matic

Thanks Ted

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#28 2011-09-02 4:26 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

ok well i was able to verify my license at vbulletin/org but where is the link to download spam o matic i wonder ??

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

the link above offers the downlaod for licensed user ....... i am a licensed user but just arrive at the forrum frontpage ??

.......a little hint would be most handy thanks

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#29 2011-09-10 9:28 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

How do i actually install after doing a ftp ........this is still lost on me and beyond my usual experiences

love to know as i think i have successfully done the ftp but what next please ?

thanks

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#30 2011-09-10 9:54 am

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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

import the xml file given in the documentation, from the plugin manager.

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#31 2011-09-12 1:01 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

where do i find the files ?

sorry but still struggling but getting closer

i have seen .xml box in the plugins but not sure how to identify the correct file and not sure from where , example do i have to go to the database or something ?

Thanks so far butnot there yet

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#32 2011-09-14 1:23 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Tedd3000 wrote:

@ goroddy,
Don´t worry (be happy)
getting GlowHost to work is easy
Open Your vBulletin Admin CP
on the left side You see a List of Menue Items
goto "Settings" hit the little Arrow and click "Options"
on the right side a window opens "vBulletin Options"
scroll to the end of the List to "GlowHost - Spam-O-Matic" Double click this
scroll past "Aksimet"
now Enable "StopForumSpam: IP, Username and Email Check" (all 3)
under "Desired Action" choose "Log and block registration"
scroll further down and You find "StopForumSpam: API Key"
Yepp You guessed it, that is for Your Key
all the way down the Page hit "Save" and that is it

Hope this helps a bit
Tedd

Well i finally got there and basically everything you said above was already sert in place so i think i am offically ......with spam o matic

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#33 2011-09-14 7:32 am

Tedd3000
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Congrats, from what i had read You had a very bumpy Road getting there.

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#34 2011-09-14 9:06 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

yes you are not wrong there !

although very frustrating i do understand this is how we learn

only problem is there that there is no teenagers in my house ........ they know everything

just in case anyone else reads this that is having a problem, i was extracting the files to my computer but not all were coming out and it was only when i 'right click opened' the downloaded folder that i was able to view the 'product file' many people were telling me to upload

Once i could view it i dragged it out of the folder and could then upload

smile

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#35 2011-09-14 1:34 pm

Tedd3000
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

goroddy wrote:

only problem is there that there is no teenagers in my house ........ they know everything


Yepp i know wink with 50 i´m the Youngest in my House.

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#36 2011-09-15 1:31 am

goroddy
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Ha HA !

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#37 2011-09-19 2:25 pm

Unclenick
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Hi. Newbie here.

Apropos of this thread, I am a moderator on a forum whose admins have installed the GloHost Spam-O-Matic in our V-Bulletin software, but it doesn't function for the moderators (no response on button click).  So, I searched out this thread looking to see what might be up.  It sounds, from this thread's posts, like our forum lacks a key.  I am going to link one of our forum Admins to this thread for information.

Meanwhile, what got me started on this quest was to report a spammer from the Philippines (IP addy: 124.6.181.179) whose email is hosted by, get this:

melbourne-internet-marketing.com (184.106.128.140 ; U.S. Registration, Wichita, KS)

Not exactly great camouflage for a spammer. 

Signature was a spam selling pet products (no relevance to our forum).  I banned him manually at our end, but came here hoping to report him, per the Spam-O-Matic header information; especially since it looked like there might be a good shot at stopping a number of spammers by blocking all sign-ups with that one email host.  But, of course, I didn't have a key, either. 

Anyway, I then joined the forum to get a key, but now see the sign-up requires the forum URL.  No problem except, as I'm not an administrator, I am concerned I will mess up the administrator obtaining a key to make our Spam-O-Matic work if I use the forum URL to get one for myself first (for manual reporting).

Basically, trying to be proactive, but not mess anything up for the forum, either.

Nick

Last edited by Unclenick (2011-09-19 2:34 pm)

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#38 2011-09-19 5:20 pm

Wizzle
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Just nag him until he breaks down and grabs a key. wink
If you have a website of you own, use that url and grab a key.

Also, you might like to take a look at Forum Spam List Checker.
Very handy tool for checking and reporting spammers.

And..
Welcome to SFS!! smile

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#39 2011-09-19 6:04 pm

Unclenick
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Thanks.  I've already taken the first step in the nagging campaign.

I've also downloaded Gunner's file and am interested to see how it goes.  Since my first post, the offending spammer has repeated with a new username.  Same IP, same email provider, but changed the email account name and left out the signature spam. Hoping to crawl in under the radar, I guess.  Sometimes they are nothing, if not persistent.

Last edited by Unclenick (2011-09-19 6:06 pm)

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#40 2017-11-09 3:31 am

mcserverstore
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Re: HOW TO: Use the API Within the Scope of SFS

Is there an official PHP API Client, I created one today will be posting it when I get to 5 posts.

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