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BadBoy: Spam Blocker & Reporter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 7,118 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.1
  • 4,902,208 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/04/2013
  • Created 04/18/2008
  • 2,361 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v12.108
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About BadBoy: Spam Blocker & Reporter

BadBoy Highlights:

  • Blocking & reporting spam: gold, hack, phishing, account trading, runescape gold trading, casino, illegal item selling, etc
  • A 20 line chat buffer/throttle to prevent people spamming the same message one after another.
  • Automatically blocks & reports invites from gold spammers.
  • Configuration screen by typing /badboy

The following are not scanned and cannot be reported/blocked by this addon: Friends, Real ID friends, Guild, Party, Raid, GM's.
The following channels are monitored: Public Trade/General/etc, Say, Yell, Whisper.

Please post missed spam on the forums or PM me here.


Whispers by level blocker BadBoy_Levels.
Anti anal/etc spam BadBoy_CCleaner.
Remove guild advertising BadBoy_Guilded.

Log all removed chat BadBoy_History.

r1186 | funkydude | 2013-12-05 00:57:22 +0000 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013) | 1 line
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Tagging as v12.108
r1185 | funkydude | 2013-12-05 00:47:33 +0000 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013) | 1 line
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deDE update
r1184 | funkydude | 2013-12-05 00:39:10 +0000 (Thu, 05 Dec 2013) | 1 line
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anti-spam update
r1183 | funkydude | 2013-11-28 01:35:42 +0000 (Thu, 28 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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re-add the FRIEND_PENDING event for bnet invite scanning as the bnet client connection can happen after PLAYER_LOGIN for some users, instead of before.
r1182 | funkydude | 2013-11-22 15:41:45 +0000 (Fri, 22 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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move the spam filter toggle to player login.
r1180 | funkydude | 2013-11-19 00:06:50 +0000 (Tue, 19 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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anti-spam update
r1179 | funkydude | 2013-11-18 03:33:09 +0000 (Mon, 18 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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zhTW update
r1178 | funkydude | 2013-11-17 18:05:44 +0000 (Sun, 17 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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anti-spam update
r1177 | funkydude | 2013-11-17 17:58:25 +0000 (Sun, 17 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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anti-spam update
r1175 | funkydude | 2013-11-13 03:04:45 +0000 (Wed, 13 Nov 2013) | 1 line
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Fix scanning bnet invites as they arrive, anti-spam update.


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  • #871

    I agree that you should be notified when something breaks the addon, but I feel that an addon that spams every 6 seconds until you reload ui is a bit much, especially when the sole reason for the addon is to reduce spam.

    I'm not any closer to figuring out which addon that breaks it, cause it only happens now and then, and it's always a whisper that triggers it. But I will let you know if I do.

    Don't take my posts as complaining though, I really appreciate the work you do to keep us free from the pestering goldsellers and other spammers, and it is a fantastic addon that I would hate to be without.

  • #868

    Well, maybe it prints too often, but the point of the spam is to get you to fix it, because whilst it's happening BadBoy (and any other addons depending on filtering) will be completely broken and simply will not function.

    Also if you discover which addon is causing the issue it would be great if you could let me know so I can attempt to resolve the issue with the author.

    It's basically up to you to turn off addons until the issue goes away, to locate which addon is the cause.

    Last edited by funkydude on 4/11/2012 10:09:54 PM
  • #862

    I think there should be an option that block lvl 1 chars, 80-90% of that people are gold spammers or mount sellers which sell duped mounts/gems. I would love to see such an option :)

  • #863

    See the BadBoy_Levels plugin.

  • #866

    Alright, thanks :)

  • #865

    Considering how many people use low level alts for tradeing, that would somewhat defeat the purpose of trade chat altogether :)

    That being said, whilst it's theoretically possible to block low levels in trade chat, it simply isn't practical because Blizzard doesn't give us an easy way to do that.

    edit: aaand Curse can't seem to align more than 2 replies properly, nice...

    Last edited by funkydude on 4/10/2012 5:54:44 PM
  • #864
    Quote from funkydude »

    See the BadBoy_Levels plugin.

    but does it block people writing in trade/general chat?

  • #861

    No complaints or additions here, would just LOVE to give you a big thumbs up for all the work you've been doing for the community!


  • #860

    Lovely addon, works like a charm. Keep up the good work!

  • #858



    After this update :(

    Last edited by funkydude on 4/2/2012 8:50:52 PM
  • #859

    Sorry, this is becoming a daily battle of cat and mouse right now. I'm thinking of the best way to go about this.

    For faster updates you can set Curse Client to download alpha versions.

    Last edited by funkydude on 4/2/2012 9:24:29 PM
  • #856

    v8 released:

    -Possibly fixed an issue for some users where silent mode didn't work.

    -Re-code the raid icon handling and symbol handling to strengthen BadBoy against spam that uses raid icon & symbol separation.

    -Print a chat message if an addon is breaking critical chat data that BadBoy needs, thus breaking BadBoy, and showing an error.

    -Fix a minor display issue for manual report users.

    -Improve Russian & French filters.

    -Remove/cleanup lots of old rules. 

  • #854

    <snip> never gets blocked, I've even added them to badboy CCleaner.

    Their message: <snip>

    Can you try and block <snip>?


    Last edited by funkydude on 3/24/2012 1:12:27 PM
  • #855

    Actually I block them every release. That particular spam is part of a group of spammers actively changing their spam on a daily basis according to the changes I make to BadBoy. If you're using Curse Client for addon updates, I suggest you set BadBoy to alpha to get more frequent updates.

  • #852

    Love BB:ASAR but I've got a small feature request: could you whitelist Elder Clearwater ( ? He was silenced a few updates ago probably cause he yells. Actually he yells just 2 times a week which can't be seen as spam^^

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