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  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 5,727,278 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/25/2015
  • Created 04/18/2008
  • 2,469 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v12.809
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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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Tagging as v12.809
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cleanups
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anti-spam update
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anti-spam update
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Fix missing parenthesis preventing hide option from working
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missed the version
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Temporarily re-enable link hiding until the report system is changed to something else (probably a button), anti-spam update.
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Don't reset the 60s throttle when reporting.
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Tweak the report link display.
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Since the disconnect issue seems to be resolved, we now throttle the spam report link to only show once every 60 seconds. Clicking the link will report all the spam seen so far.
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deDE update
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Temporarily disable the option to hide spam report links, we need people to report spam to find out if the disconnect problem has been resolved.
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anti-spam update
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anti-spam update, disable the 8 second spam report throttle. I *think* Blizz has finally fixed disconnects when reporting, let's test that theory.
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anti-spam update, bump toc
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Comments

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  • #1086
    Block Thunderfury please

    Hola BadBoy creator.
    Got the problem of not being able to mute [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] spams because it is too long. Could you increase your size of blocked phrases or in some other way make it possible to block Thunderfury spams?

  • #1087

    Just use "thunderfury" or "blessed blade of the" or any combination of that item's name that you think is unique enough to not block legitimate chat. You don't have to have the entire phrase you're blocking in order to block the line of chat.

  • #1088
    Quote from Kanegasi »

    Just use "thunderfury" or "blessed blade of the" or any combination of that item's name that you think is unique enough to not block legitimate chat. You don't have to have the entire phrase you're blocking in order to block the line of chat.

    Indeed there is no reason to use the entire text block. However, I've increased the max letters you can type into the box in the latest badboy_ccleaner release.

  • #1085

    What's your preferred method for reporting things I notice occasionally getting through ?

    Most often I still see some double spams of identical messages.

    Occasionally a gold spammer will find a way through..

    Screenshots of messages enough ?

    /salute

  • #1083

    please add "add * skype", anyone asking someone to add them on skype in trade needs reported.  i also left a message in guild spam addon queite awhile back if you have time.  thanks for making trade look a lot better to myself : ).

  • #1080

    Hi,

    I'm not sure what is up, but I am currently having issues with reporting spam.  Sometimes, when I click on the "click to report spam" line in chat, nothing happens.  I suppose this is better than the hit or miss chance of getting disconnected that used to happen... and it does seem that it is the spam that would disconnect me if I reported it that I am now unable to report at all.

  • #1082
    Quote from Maizing »

    Hi,

    I'm not sure what is up, but I am currently having issues with reporting spam.  Sometimes, when I click on the "click to report spam" line in chat, nothing happens.  I suppose this is better than the hit or miss chance of getting disconnected that used to happen... and it does seem that it is the spam that would disconnect me if I reported it that I am now unable to report at all.

    Clicking on spam and nothing happening means the ability to report that message has expired. We use the Blizzard API to check if we're allowed to report something, which gives us an arbitrary time limit based on who knows what. Blizzard seem to be trying their hardest to stop people reporting spam.

    I should also reference this thread again and encourage people to continue bumping it: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/13123877183#20

  • #1081

    Ditto - I have sent a PM as it seems that is the way to report any problems fo this addon :)

     

  • #1078

    Thanks to Bad Boy I was banned today for advertising goods in trade channel because I used raid icons in my message.  Auto-reporting "spam" without requiring to see the message shouldn't be allowed.

  • #1084

    bet you whatever you want to lose this cat won't share any pertinent info.. conversation with a gm.. the ban email.. any sort of proof towards the allegation.. luls

  • #1079
    Quote from Hollthulhu »

    Thanks to Bad Boy I was banned today for advertising goods in trade channel because I used raid icons in my message.  Auto-reporting "spam" without requiring to see the message shouldn't be allowed.

    • BadBoy cannot report yourself if that's what you're suggesting.
    • If you're suggesting other badboy users reported you, prove it by typing the message you were spamming so I can verify it.
    • You cannot be reported for just raid icons.
    • Reports are manually inspected by GMs, which is why gold spam takes so damn long to get cleaned up. It doesn't matter if you get reported, the GM still needs to decide if what you posted is a bannable offense. Assuming you are telling the truth, it clearly was an offense.
    • I assume you mean suspended, not banned. Unless you were posting links to a dodgy website, you're not going to get banned for chat spam, you'll get a minor suspension.
    • Showing the spam to the user is counter intuituve for an addon designed to block it.
    Last edited by funkydude on 3/23/2015 2:30:13 AM
  • #1075

    There are these guys on my server who like to spam ESESESESESE in full caps in trade chat, but filling an entire chat message with it. it's really annoying, because it basically clears the chat window, but they aren't blocked by any of the BadBoy addons I've installed. I also cannot add them to CCleaner plugin because I have no idea how long that their message is.

    They are basically the only ones I bother reporting for spamming because reporting anything that's actual spam means I get disconnected for spamming the report functionality.

    Could you look into this to see if there's a way to filter these from chat?

  • #1076
    Quote from nzall »

    There are these guys on my server who like to spam ESESESESESE in full caps in trade chat, but filling an entire chat message with it. it's really annoying, because it basically clears the chat window, but they aren't blocked by any of the BadBoy addons I've installed. I also cannot add them to CCleaner plugin because I have no idea how long that their message is.

    They are basically the only ones I bother reporting for spamming because reporting anything that's actual spam means I get disconnected for spamming the report functionality.

    Could you look into this to see if there's a way to filter these from chat?

    You don't need to add the full message to _CCleaner, just words that are contained in the message. So adding "eseses" would work, just make sure it's long enough to not risk filtering the name of an item or such.

  • #1073

    It's blocking some texts in raids :/

    Noticed this in BRF

    Last edited by Bloodelfer on 3/13/2015 12:22:07 PM
  • #1074
    Quote from Bloodelfer »

    It's blocking some texts in raids :/

    Noticed this in BRF

    It doesn't scan raid chat and specifically excludes people in your raid from being scanned in SAY/WHISPER, so no, it isn't. Your issue is not with this addon.

    Last edited by funkydude on 3/13/2015 12:30:01 PM
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