Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

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e9coupe
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Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by e9coupe » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:01 pm

I see there's a MOD for the user admin panel to do multiple selections, is this the best way to get rid of a bunch of spam accounts? Any other alternatives? I've never done any MODs but will try anything to clean up the site.

Any help is appreciated.

Dan

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by malli » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:08 pm

are you using phpbb3

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by e9coupe » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:49 am

phpbb 2.0.22

I just realized that I posted it in the wrong forum. Duh. How do you move a message?

Dan

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by Anon » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:28 am

Moved :)

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by ric323 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:26 am

Use the Admin Toolkit (link in my sig).
It's a single file you upload to your server, you don't have to change any of your phpBB files.
It can sort users by "activation", number of posts etc. and delete them in batches. :)
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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by elizdilo » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:40 pm

I downloaded this and it say that it is only compatible with MySQL databases. Is there anyother way to delete a ton of spam users??

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by e9coupe » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:48 am

I installed the User List MOD last night on a test forum that I have and it worked great. I was planning on doing that on my real forum tonight but your Admin Tool script sounds cool. I'll try it and see...

Thanks,
Dan

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Re: Best way to delete 1000 spam accounts?

Post by e9coupe » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:41 am

Wow, Admin Toolkit is awesome! I just deleted over 1400 spam accounts and my forum is nice and clean now. Thanks for the tip!

Regards,
Dan

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