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Important New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget

Post by The Godfather Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:48 am

Important Announcement
New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget


Hello,

In response to your growing demand, and to provide you with secure forums incorporating all the latest technical progress, Forumotion and his team are proud to announce you the establishment of two new features that will undoubtedly optimize security and referencing of your forums. :wouhou:




A new anti-spammers system: This new system of protection against spammers is in addition to others already in place on your forums to ensure the best possible protection for your forum. Wink
Enabling this new option is in your admin panel>> General>> Security>> Security Administration >> Prohibit registered members for less than a week to post external links and emails.

New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget 25-07-10

It uses a security protocol over the entire board that checks in real time the content of all posts, comments and private messages of new members with less than a week on your forum and prohibited from posting external links or emails.

So spammers who register on your forums to advertise their sites will find no more interest in wasting time on your site. Mr. Green

Of course, this limitation does not apply to the forum admins and moderators.




A new social widget "like", "tweet" and Google +1 : can be used on the portal or on every page of your forum, this new widget can be added to other widgets in order to provide access to the best of sharing content on the web. Wink

New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget 25-07-11

The establishment of this new widget is done via your admin panel>> modules>> Portal management (or: Forum widgets management)>> personal Widgets >> share.

For forums that already have a substantial number of personal widgets, the new social widget will not appear automatically. in this case the addition of the new widget "like", "tweet" and Google +1 should be done manually by the administrator using the steps below:

  1. access the admin panel>> modules>> Portal management (or: Forum widgets management)>> personal Widgets

  2. click on "create a widget"

  3. Widget name + table type + Widget title: as desired

  4. Widget Source: put the following code and save:
    Code:
    <div align="center" id="FM_widget_share"></div>

  5. place the new widget where you want





Another small minor improvement was made by this update for private messages title.

Indeed, in the same way that you can not post a topic without a title, you can no more send an PM without a title. It is a rule that applies on the forum in order to maintain clarity and consistency of what is exchanged.




We hope that this improvement will bring you full satisfaction. I love you

A ForuMotion Important Announcement


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Post by Base Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:49 am

Nice, good updates! Very Happy

I like the anti-spam system.
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Post by Ahmedvirus Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:58 am

Thank you, ya King hahah New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget 8938
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Post by udarsha45 Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:09 am

Nice, good updates!
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Post by Vlajki Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:03 pm

Awesome Smile
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Post by LGforum Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:19 pm

im confused about the social widget though.

I have seen it on this site and it seems to change every page i click on, its also different everyday. Does it not just count upwards when someone clicks it?
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Post by Ahmedvirus Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:35 pm

LGforum wrote:im confused about the social widget though.

I have seen it on this site and it seems to change every page i click on, its also different everyday. Does it not just count upwards when someone clicks it?

When the pressure on (+1) one-time site means you suggest for someone else and pressing it twice shows that you evaluate the site to be very important
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Post by Mio-chan Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:18 pm

Woot! You guys are churning out updates very quickly!!

Nice job staying ahead of the game, I mean really! I've seen other forum providers remove features like the chatbox, etc, forumotion just keeps adding more!
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Post by Sanket Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:36 pm

The Anti Spam system is quite good. Wink
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Post by The Godfather Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:53 pm

thanks a lot Very Happy
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Post by WHITESABBATH Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:03 pm

Nice update Godfather. Thanks
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Post by cossisierra Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:06 pm

Thank you a lot ,very good update!!!
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Post by DadyKing Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:56 pm

nice & useful update
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Post by ioncube Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:59 pm

Social system really isn't anything new you could have added it by using widgets bwi ...spam system is good. Plus sharing/bookmarking buttons must be such introduced such that they appear below every post
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Post by !_NICK_! Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:37 pm

Nice Godfather really nice, but I hope you take the time to read this. I'm not sure what your next project is, but I hope sometime that Update the Moderation Tools. That would be really nice to have, and I really hope you look at the suggestion sections to, which I'm pretty sure you do and are busy with other things. I would just like for the Moderation Tools to be Upgraded. Something like vBulletin's Moderation Tools. That would be nice. Thanks in regard, Nick.


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Post by Empire_1 Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:53 pm

How about blocking external links all together and choosing which members can use external links? Because really, all spammers need to do is just sign up and wait a week. Then they'll be able to spam as usual.
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Post by Nera. Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Great updates Smile
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Post by iJerick Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:55 pm

Sweet update! Very Happy Thank you..
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Post by cassini Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:16 pm

Many Thanks Smile I just noticed it now also got a pm from a member that he was unable to do a post today. He did do a post on Sat 23/7 which was fine, but will he be blocked from posting all the time Question
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Post by Guest Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:24 pm

Would be a lot better if we could actually have a list of external sites we DO allow. Otherwise, I'm not turning this "new setting" on. Lots of new members share external links on my board and they're not spammers. Forbidding them to post would be really stupid.

Edit: What the hell? Why did you enable that option in my forum? Us ADMINS should be the only ones who have control over them.

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Post by -CoDModz2953- Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:40 pm

nice love it groar
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Post by Guest Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm

thanks alot FM i love this new updates thanks Godfather

the anti spam system is the best.
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Post by MrMario Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:54 pm

The Divine Clutch wrote:How about blocking external links all together and choosing which members can use external links? Because really, all spammers need to do is just sign up and wait a week. Then they'll be able to spam as usual.

Not unless they know this. You can always censor urls. New update: anti-spam system + Google +1 Widget Redface

2bad4u wrote:Would be a lot better if we could actually have a list of external sites we DO allow. Otherwise, I'm not turning this "new setting" on. Lots of new members share external links on my board and they're not spammers. Forbidding them to post would be really stupid.

Edit: What the hell? Why did you enable that option in my forum? Us ADMINS should be the only ones who have control over them.

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Did you read the update at all? Its only for a week. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Guest Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:05 am

MrMario wrote:
2bad4u wrote:Would be a lot better if we could actually have a list of external sites we DO allow. Otherwise, I'm not turning this "new setting" on. Lots of new members share external links on my board and they're not spammers. Forbidding them to post would be really stupid.

Edit: What the hell? Why did you enable that option in my forum? Us ADMINS should be the only ones who have control over them.

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Did you read the update at all? Its only for a week. Rolling Eyes
I did, did you read my post at all?

Most newbies on my forum are allowed to post external links, particularly to one main external site. Same happens here. What would happen if a member is asked to give the link to his forum for support but he's "too new" to do it? What will he do, wait a week until he's "old enough"?

Same happens with promotion forums. Members should be allowed to post their forums URLs at all times.

This may prevent some spam bots from spamming your forum, sure, but why the HELL was this added by default to ALL forums? If this thing is optional, then the default should be NO. Any member that wanted to add it could have just turned it on. Mine was turned on without me even knowing.

I had members asking why they couldn't post link in places they were allowed to. Thanks, Forumotion! Thumb down
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Post by CruizingComet Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:10 am

The Anti-Spam setting is a great update, anything that gives our forum a degree of more security is good news!

Not sure we'll be using the widget though, maybe in the future.

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Post by CruizingComet Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:15 am

2bad4u wrote:If this thing is optional, then the default should be NO. Any member that wanted to add it could have just turned it on. Mine was turned on without me even knowing.

Well now you know just turn it off... sorry, but whats the big deal!
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Post by Guest Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:22 am

CruizingComet wrote:
2bad4u wrote:If this thing is optional, then the default should be NO. Any member that wanted to add it could have just turned it on. Mine was turned on without me even knowing.

Well now you know just turn it off... sorry, but whats the big deal!
There IS a big deal. All the newbies that tried to post links during the time that the update was made and that I happened to know this crap was turned on by default and turned it off were UNABLE to do it, just because whoever created this liked it so much and thought everyone would like it too. And guess who was blamed for disallowing newbies to do this - yup, me.

Other people may find this helpful, and that's OK, but some of us don't. Not the ones that need to allow newbies to post links or e-mails. That's how it has always been, and that's how it should have remained, unless YOU, MANUALLY, turned it on. It's just like, let's say, the new Twitter. People didn't get it because the Twitter owner wanted them all to have it, they got invited to upgrade, and only people who actually WANTED to have it, upgraded. The others still have the old layout. Problem? No.

What would be nice for this, as previously mentioned, is that we had some sort of PHP-based list where we could add what websites are NOT listed as "external" and therefore forbidden. We have a word censor, why not this?
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Post by _Mark_ Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:45 am

heya, good update :X
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Post by ElMuggs Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:44 am

The Share looks good.. and much nicer then the old social widget.

Spam update -would- be good if it could be customized and locked down to particular types of links (and even just images?) i once saw a site get hit by a bot that spammed it with pornography... and lets say it wasn't pretty.

Also how does it effect 'guest post enabled forums'? it would be better for us to be able to filter on guest enabled forums then to put the restriction onto members who in many cases need to be able to post links.

Finally.. it's a really.. REALLY bad idea to have this feature turned on by default. I expect a lot of forum admins are scratching their heads right now over why new members are complaining about being unable to post.
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Post by zayalnser Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:26 am

ohhhhh it's nice update thank you verry much
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