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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #10 - Dec 3rd, 2012 at 8:56pm
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Bill Myers wrote on Dec 3rd, 2012 at 8:07pm:
Congratulations! Smiley

But what a bummer that registration is now disabled on your site.

updating from 2.3.1 to the latest release version may be of help   Smiley.
  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #9 - Dec 3rd, 2012 at 8:07pm
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Congratulations! Smiley

But what a bummer that registration is now disabled on your site.
« Last Edit: Dec 3rd, 2012 at 8:07pm by Bill Myers »  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #8 - Dec 3rd, 2012 at 7:59pm
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jfk wrote on Dec 3rd, 2012 at 6:45pm:
Yep, tried that but still having problems. I'll PM you - thanks for the offer.

Regards

John

it's cool and that is you back up and running why it did not help with removing the error in the log was as you have Users Online Today Mod so the error was coming from the usertoday.txt log

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #7 - Dec 3rd, 2012 at 7:17pm
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jfk wrote on Dec 2nd, 2012 at 7:13pm:
I seem to have the same/similar problem but cant fix it!

If you want to make a quick fix so that your forum is rendering properly again, pull up your YaBB.pl file, and look for the following:

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<div style="width: 96%; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: left;">
<table border="0" width="80%" cellspacing="1" class="bordercolor" align="center" cellpadding="4">
 <tr>
  <td class="titlebg"><span class="text1"><b>An Error Has Occurred!</b></span></td>
 </tr><tr>
  <td class="windowbg"><br /><span class="text1"><b>Error</b>: Unable to open ./Members/UGG_`:_http://www.uggonlinestorejp.com/__[url=http://www.bestjapanugg.com/]UGG_`[/url]__[url=http://www.bestjapantimberland.com/]ƥЩ`_֩`[/url]__[url=http://www.timberlandjponline.com/]`_`_[/url]__[url=http://www.jpbootsuggoutlet.com/]Ugg_[/url]__.vars<br /><b>Verbose</b>: No such file or directory</span><br /><br /></td> 


Delete the entire text above (lines 191-199), save the file, and then upload it to your server again. Your forum should work just fine (I tested this fix locally).

Important: Before you do this just in case something goes wrong, make sure to have another copy of your YaBB.pl file so that you can upload that again if it's needed.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Others will know better than I do about this, but even though I was able to fix this problem locally, I didn't have your error.txt file to contend with, so my local fix may not work. I hope it does.

Edited:
By the way, what helped me a lot was including "ugg" in our forum's "Environment String Blocking" (The Guardian).
« Last Edit: Dec 3rd, 2012 at 7:37pm by Bill Myers »  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #6 - Dec 3rd, 2012 at 6:45pm
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Yep, tried that but still having problems. I'll PM you - thanks for the offer.

Regards

John
  
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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #5 - Dec 2nd, 2012 at 7:23pm
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Hi jfk

jfk wrote on Dec 2nd, 2012 at 7:13pm:
I seem to have the same/similar problem but cant fix it! Here's the error at main screen

Error: Unable to open ./Members/UGG_`:_http://www.uggonlinestorejp.com/__UGG_`__ƥЩ`_֩`__`_`___Ugg___.vars
Verbose: No such file or directory


I've searched for a member call 'Ugg' and no luck, I've cleaned the error



when you was searching did you look here
\cgi-bin\yabb2\Variables\errorlog.txt
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if you did can you pm me admin info for the forum and ftp info and i will have a look for you.  Smiley
  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #4 - Dec 2nd, 2012 at 7:13pm
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I seem to have the same/similar problem but cant fix it! Here's the error at main screen

Error: Unable to open ./Members/UGG_`:_http://www.uggonlinestorejp.com/__UGG_`__ƥЩ`_֩`__`_`___Ugg___.vars
Verbose: No such file or directory


I've searched for a member call 'Ugg' and no luck, I've cleaned the error log and members list. I'm stuck!

Any help appreciated - I'm using Yabb 2.3.1

Thanks

John

http://www.rabbiters.co.uk if you want to take a look yourself!

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #3 - Nov 3rd, 2012 at 1:10pm
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goldengate2 wrote on Nov 2nd, 2012 at 3:25pm:
I'm having trouble with spammers registering with a login or username that is all urls with this being many urls in a row thus the name is too long. This long name means the .var file can't be created and then when I visit the front page of my forum I get a blahblah.var missing. I am using 2.3.1.

have a look here http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1351872351#8
  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #2 - Nov 2nd, 2012 at 4:42pm
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The 2.5x versions also have length limitations on user and screen names. That will stop it cold.
  

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Re: Some spammer is registering with a long name
Reply #1 - Nov 2nd, 2012 at 3:45pm
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You might wish to install "Spamfruits" a mod by Carsten.

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Some spammer is registering with a long name
Nov 2nd, 2012 at 3:25pm
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I'm having trouble with spammers registering with a login or username that is all urls with this being many urls in a row thus the name is too long. This long name means the .var file can't be created and then when I visit the front page of my forum I get a blahblah.var missing. I am using 2.3.1.
  
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