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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.2.0
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  • Updated 08/29/2015
  • Created 04/18/2008
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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 addon comments.

Plugins

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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  • #1111
    Quote from Natlyz »

    So.. which version allows to hide those report links?

    For someone who hates spam so much, you sure like contributing to it on this page!

    The ability to hide links will probably be removed. Since it doesn't spam you anymore, there's no reason not to be reporting them. The only reason the option existed in the first place is because the disconnect bug made reporting them impossible for some people.

    If people find report links too intrusive, then I'm open to suggestions. I was considering having a button hide/show next to the chat frame whenever there's spam to report, (clicking the button would report the spam and then button would hide) but I'm not sure if people would find that a better alternative.

  • #1118
    Quote from Natlyz »

    I'd go with some mild yellow greenish pistachio color that is more pleasant for eyes.

    Also the message itself looks like this: >>>report spam<<<

    I'd make it look like a link: [report spam]

     

    The latest release now makes it a green-like color and removes the arrows. If you can think of a better color, use this website, and paste me the color code it gives you: http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_colorpicker.asp

  • #1114
    Like I said earlier, a different color for links would need to be separate from a color already used by wow so it doesn't just blend in. I'm open to suggestions but I don't think there's many unique ones left that wow doesn't use.

    I want to believe there are no colors left.

    I'd go with some mild yellow greenish pistachio color that is more pleasant for eyes.

    Also the message itself looks like this: >>>report spam<<<

    I'd make it look like a link: [report spam]

     

    Last edited by Natlyz on 7/22/2015 12:00:06 PM
  • #1113
    Quote from Natlyz »

    I'm not spamming. I'm trying to protect my beautiful chat from the pinky green report messages.

    Ok.. so let me actually contribute.

    • Make the addon create a new chat tab Spam specifically for spam reports.
    • Let us permanently close that tab if we want to.
    • Change the color of spam reports.

    Selectable chatframe is a thought, or maybe showing it in the chatframe the spam came from.

    Like I said earlier, a different color for links would need to be separate from a color already used by wow so it doesn't just blend in. I'm open to suggestions but I don't think there's many unique ones left that wow doesn't use.

  • #1112

    I'm not spamming. I'm trying to protect my beautiful chat from the pinky green report messages.

    Ok.. so let me actually contribute.

    • Make the addon create a new chat tab Spam specifically for spam reports.
    • Let us permanently close that tab if we want to.
    • Change the color of spam reports.
  • #1107

    It's nice you gave us the option to hide the report spam links even though you don't want us using it as said in the desclaimer. The privilage to use that option is apprieciated. HOWEVER it doesn't work at the moment, I have it checked and still get the report spam links...

    And I'm not reporting the kind of spam I think you had intended. I added key words to block out any and every guild advertisment, the keywords I'm using are: (ignore spaces)

    < > guild (dot) .com /fri tues/ /wed recruit skype team thurs/ twitch wed/ /thurs pm weeknight weekend welcome www.

    To list a few and I'm reporting all of it just to clean up the links from my chat box, so please tailor BadBoy_Guilded to do something to supress or remove guild spam in trade channel or fix the option to hide the report link please.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention I post this to make you aware of how this is being used by me, I was reporting guild advertisements as spam to clean up my chat since way before I started to use this addon so overall I don't mind the report spam links, it made what I was doing prior to using this addon a lot easier so if you want your addon to report guild spam then more power to it, I don't need the option to hide the links should that be the case.

    Last edited by thxfortheaddon on 7/21/2015 10:44:14 AM
  • #1109
    Quote from thxfortheaddon »

    It's nice you gave us the option to hide the report spam links even though you don't want us using it as said in the desclaimer. The privilage to use that option is apprieciated. HOWEVER it doesn't work at the moment, I have it checked and still get the report spam links...

    And I'm not reporting the kind of spam I think you had intended. I added key words to block out any and every guild advertisment, the keywords I'm using are: (ignore spaces)

    < > guild (dot) .com /fri tues/ /wed recruit skype team thurs/ twitch wed/ /thurs pm weeknight weekend welcome www.

    To list a few and I'm reporting all of it just to clean up the links from my chat box, so please tailor BadBoy_Guilded to do something to supress or remove guild spam in trade channel or fix the option to hide the report link please.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention I post this to make you aware of how this is being used by me, I was reporting guild advertisements as spam to clean up my chat since way before I started to use this addon so overall I don't mind the report spam links, it made what I was doing prior to using this addon a lot easier so if you want your addon to report guild spam then more power to it, I don't need the option to hide the links should that be the case.

    This statement seems to contradict itself so I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to say?

    Did you mean you modified BadBoy to add those keywords because you WANTED them reported, if so, hiding the report links seems to be countering that.

    If you mean you are just wanting to filter the text without reporting, which is why you hide the links, then you shouldn't be modifying BadBoy. Instead, you should install BadBoy_Guilded which filters guild spam, or BadBoy_CCleaner which allows you to filter whatever words you want, or both. Neither of those plugins report players. Links are in the description.

  • #1106

    Ill chime in with what the others said, having an addon that supposedly removes spam, spam you with links about spam is pointless. I can understand wanting to test if the report works, but atleast leave in the option to hide the spam links.

     

    Secondly, I noticed that I got reports everytime I changed zone, I found it odd so tried and turned off the addon completely. Havent gotten any gold spam or similar since. So dunno if its false positives somehow?

  • #1108
    Quote from Liania »

    Ill chime in with what the others said, having an addon that supposedly removes spam, spam you with links about spam is pointless. I can understand wanting to test if the report works, but atleast leave in the option to hide the spam links.

     

    Secondly, I noticed that I got reports everytime I changed zone, I found it odd so tried and turned off the addon completely. Havent gotten any gold spam or similar since. So dunno if its false positives somehow?

    It doesn't spam you with links, it's now restricted to 1 per minute, so that point is invalid.

    What do you mean reports when you changed zone? If you reported them, then disabling the addon isn't going to make much difference. When you report someone they are blocked, so you won't see their chat if you disable the addon.

    If you didn't report them and you mean you were getting report links outside of a trade chat enabled area, it's quite possible you got whisper spam. Those spammers never whisper you more than once.

    If you feel you got a FP then feel free to install BadBoy_History to verify what is being filtered.

  • #1115

    Mean I got messages of spam when I for instant HS to my garrison or stormshield, it always came when I hs, then nothing for long periods of time.

     

    Anyway have been playing for a day now with it off and havent seen any spam, so dunno if it picked up something from channels I couldnt see or I dunno. Gonna continue having it off as having to react to something (spam) every minute is still to much of a bother, thanks for the otherwise awesome addon.

  • #1100

    Since the disconnect issue seems to be resolved, the latest release will now throttle the spam report link to only show once every 60 seconds. Clicking the link will report all the spam seen so far.

  • #1104

    You seem to have forgotten to un-comment line 1025, the indentation would be wrong so maybe you missed it.

  • #1103

    Good job, the reporting really seems to be working now!
    Thanks!

    A minor feature suggestion: could you store the name of those reported for some time (day or so), and not show the "Report" link for them again? I highly doubt reporting someone over and over again has any effect, but could make us see less of these links. (Relogging, UI reload, etc pops the same messages again)

  • #1102

    Is it possible to hide links completely?

  • #1096

    The last update fucked it up a bit. Please fix the "report spam" message.

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