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1.8 Block links for users with less than x posts
#11
I like the idea of this plugin.  Not only for classic spammers reliant on backlinks / referrals, but also the admittedly grey area of new users 'poaching' on your board subject with backlinks to their sites.  We get both, but since the anti-spam mechanisms work fairly well, the latter seems to be more of a problem.

Preliminary testing reveals an issue with protocol-less links.  The plugin will intercept https://google.com, but not www.google.com.   This seems consistent across post links, signatures, etc. - although haven't tested extensively.  Because real people typically take typing shortcuts - this is a drawback for us.

I appreciate you can't trap everything, but having a common way to get around link restrictions reduces the benefit for an otherwise great idea and plugin.

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#12
You're right, I used a basic way to detect urls, I'll enhance it to have the plugin detect url without scheme.

@nixer55 : you can try the new version of the plugin (https://gitlab.com/ab-plugins/abp-restri...icturl.php), I now use the 2 patterns from MyBB (from mycode_url_auto())
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#13
(2020-09-25, 11:14 PM)Crazycat Wrote: You're right, I used a basic way to detect urls, I'll enhance it to have the plugin detect url without scheme.

@nixer55 : you can try the new version of the plugin (https://gitlab.com/ab-plugins/abp-restri...icturl.php), I now use the 2 patterns from MyBB (from mycode_url_auto())

I'll check it out in my test system and post back.  Took a quick look at the patterns - looks much more inclusive. 

Nice work! Smile

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Gone live with this plugin.  Didn't test all capabilities, because we use built-in tools to handle some of them.  Main thing was to deal with browser autolinks, which the last update does well.  +1

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#14
(2020-09-25, 11:14 PM)Crazycat Wrote: You're right, I used a basic way to detect urls, I'll enhance it to have the plugin detect url without scheme.

@nixer55 : you can try the new version of the plugin (https://gitlab.com/ab-plugins/abp-restri...icturl.php), I now use the 2 patterns from MyBB (from mycode_url_auto())

One issue came up on our live forum.  Links created with mycode tags - [url=  aren't blocked.  So a spammer only has to use the Insert link function of the browser editor to get around it.

Edit:  Corrected browser to editor - my bad  Confused

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#15
Oh oh... Did I forget to check the basic MyCode ? Probably...
I'll have a look on that tomorrow, and made a new version.
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#16
You're a star @Crazycat!  Had never tested mycode links with the plugin, but should have.

Some spammers - like Amazon affiliates - tend to fly under the automated defences.  But definitely want to drop backlinks. Dodgy
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#17
I've changed two things in this release:
- added a regexp to force the search of [url] tag
- corrected the existing regexp to remove a part which allowed starting post with an url
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#18
Limited testing, but early results look good.  Definitely intercepting [url= links.  Will upload to live forum and see how it goes.

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