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BadBoy: Spam Blocker & Reporter

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 82,783 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 6,151,458 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/25/2016
  • Created 04/18/2008
  • 2,541 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v12.921
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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.
  • 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: Trade, General, Yell, Whispers.

Please post missed spam on the forums or PM me here. Do NOT post spam in the comments below.


Block chat by typing in keywords BadBoy_CCleaner.
Remove guild advertising BadBoy_Guilded.
Block whispers by player level BadBoy_Levels.

Log all removed chat BadBoy_History.

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  • #878

    I pushed another update to make click-reporting easier (no more popup).

  • #877

    Today is BadBoy's 4th birthday! To celebrate, Blizzard has removed the ability for addons to automatically report spam in patch 4.3.4! As if it wasn't enough that Blizzard haven't added any of my API requests to make spam filtering easier, they've gone out of their way to make it even harder... It's as if they don't appreciate the thousands of hacked accounts this addon has helped them shut down and stop spamming their realms.

    When you report someone, you can no longer see any chat from them. However, when many people report someone, they are placed on a "global mute". Which means they can no longer spam the server, this benefits people that aren't using BadBoy as well, unfortunately, this will no longer be the case.

    If you're as shocked and suprised by this move as I am, and you have a US account, I ask you to take to the forums and complain to Blizzard about this, unfortunately, I don't have a US account to do that (EU).

    The good old addon "SpamSentry" which BadBoy was originally (sort-of) based on used to print a message in chat and ask you to report the player, I've decided to take this step also. I really hope it's not too intrusive to you all, and I beg of you to please click the report link to report the spammers. The more people that do it, the higher the chance the spammer will be globally muted.

    Many thanks to everyone that has helped reporting spam to me over the past 4 years, and again, I hope this message isn't too intrusive!

  • #874

    Get this error with new update

    Message: ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED: BadBoy tried to call the protected function 'ReportPlayer()'.
    Time: 04/17/12 18:44:06
    Count: 4
    Stack:\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147: in function <\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[3]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[3]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[3]"]:13: in function `?'\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:120: in function <...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>
    [C]: in function `ReportPlayer'
    Interface\AddOns\BadBoy\BadBoy.lua:503: in function `filterFunc'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2913: in function `ChatFrame_MessageEventHandler'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2718: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2711>
    (tail call): ?
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEvent"]:1>

    Locals: No locals to dump

  • #875

    Can anyone else confirm this? If so, it is very, very bad news for us all.

  • #873

    If you haven't updated recently, you will need to for patch 4.3.4 or you will probably be presented with an error and/or no spam being blocked.

  • #867

    Recently this addon has started spamming more than the goldspammers ever did. It tells me every 6 seconds that another addon breaks critical data it needs to work.

    Well fine, nice to get information like that, but it would be enough to tell me once.

    Keep up the great work though.

  • #870

    I decreased the spam in the latest version, but like I said before, I'd appreciate you letting me know which addon is the cause.

  • #872

    If only whispers are causing it and not trade/public chat then it could very well be some kind of whisper mod, can you PM me your addon list?

  • #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?

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