This looks like a winner.
Does anyone know if a similar one exists for USERS?
I have over 400 spam users that have registered to post spam, and there really is no good way to delete many users in the standard release.
This really needs to make it in their too. I'll write one if I have to, but right now, I have 400+ users to remove. I may ust do it through SQL directly, but I'd like to also remove any posts by those users.
havent tested, but all points to
this mod is useless ... for that.
personaly i do as folows and doesn´t mind if there are simply 10 posts to delete or 1 milion...
Its quite simple to delete all those messages it only take 5 minutes or so after the tools are instaled
All of this should be done considering this points:
- You must have phpbb 2 updated
- With DB maintenance fix/repair any error prior to deleting users
- you will erase topics/posts which contain the word "DELETED" (that isnt a problem for me, because all the language in my forum is portuguese)
1º Add this toolkit - its just a file... beter to rename it after installed
2º Install this to the phpbb CP: http://phpbbhacks.com/download/4372
now delete them all:
Now with the toolkit delete all the users .. check for suspicions usernames and email and select them... then check the clear posts and validate typing delete
now all those posts are from user DELETED which is a visitor user.
Go to php my admin and search for DELETED word in the forum
and delete all entrys found.
Login as admin to the forum and go to admin CP. Select DM maintenance and select "Synchronize forums and topics" and you´r all done.
(if you dont do this last step you will have empty recent posters in forum topics list and problems will soon appear, as topics simply desapear
. to avoid this syncronize them)