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Post by harknell » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:09 pm

The Prune forums area was another thing I've been looking at for setting up automation, and actually looks very likely as the way to go.

Once you start looking at deleting already registered users there are a ton of new things that need to be looked at: do you want their posts deleted also? Do certain people/groups have immunity from this?

I'm not against looking at this type of addition to the mod, but it will be a very large expansion onto the basic setup of how the mod works. This would basically turn it into a "prune all types of users under different situations" mod. I'm going to look at finishing automation first, then I'll look beyond that.
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Post by harknell » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:10 pm

I have an update to the mod in testing right now, it does not cover the automation addition, but is a redo of the method of deleting users to more fully remove them from the database and to support some other features to be put in the automation release (listing of users deleted and other information).
I hope to release this update at the beginning of next week to the mod team.
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Post by harknell » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:56 pm

1.2.0 update has been submitted to the Mod team.
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Post by phatchopolis » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:23 am

Can't wait for the update. Already installed this a couple weeks ago and it's a great feature to have.

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Post by Fractal » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:45 pm

it definitely helps.

i'm not sure about others, but over at vampteam.com, many of the spam accounts activate their account (image verification is enabled).

i suppose modifying the account activation process would help. I certainly must look into this sometime.

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Post by Martin Truckenbrodt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:45 pm

Fractal wrote: i suppose modifying the account activation process would help. I certainly must look into this sometime.


Hello,
IMO the best method for account activation: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=372903

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Post by Martin Truckenbrodt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:51 pm

Hello,
I have installed 1.1.0.

Does this version offer autoprunning by now?

I'm thinking about using this MOD for following project: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=492864

But I have to add following functions too:
- delete zero posters (uses post count and registration timestamp)
- delete inactive users (uses last login, excluding of specified user groups)

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Post by harknell » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:22 pm

Version 2.0.0 (in current development) will have the auto prune function. Version 1.2.0 (still in mod team review) sets up for the 2.0 release.
You may distribute the mod as long as all copyright and existing information is left in the code. Actually I encourage people to bundle it in this fashion to make it and other mods work together to make forums more usable. I would suggest waiting for 1.2.0 to be posted before you consider bundling it since that revision has better overall delete functionality.
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Post by Martin Truckenbrodt » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:46 pm

Hello,
thank's for the answer. I will wait for 2.0.0.

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Post by harknell » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:59 pm

Update: automation version of this mod is still in dev. Sorry for the delay guys, I'm deep in a few projects. I was hoping the 1.2.0 version would be validated by now....I guess they have a ton of stuff going on.

Anyway, My current highest priority project is almost done, so I will finish this update off right after that.
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Post by RexxCrow » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:37 am

I would like to suggest as well including an option to delete inactive users for X amount of months or years regardless of their post count, i.e. purge all users that have logged in for 2-years, etc.

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Post by MarkTheDaemon » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:27 am

MOD Updated to version 1.2.0
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Post by JulieJesta » Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:46 pm

harknell wrote: Automation....hmmmm, I'm not sure how to directly go about automating a process like this. Nothing in phpbb actually "runs" as such to hook into.

Are any functions set to do something on a periodic basis without user input?


yes, forum pruning uses automation. maybe looking at the script that runs that may help you out here? just an idea... i cant code well myself, so i'll leave well alone. thanks

mod sounds good though.
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Post by mrwizard » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:06 pm

harknell wrote: Automation....hmmmm, I'm not sure how to directly go about automating a process like this. Nothing in phpbb actually "runs" as such to hook into.

Are any functions set to do something on a periodic basis without user input?


I'm not a php coder so just to make things simple can you show me how to call your script from within user registration? I'm thinking I'd like it at the end of the registration process, after submit and before the next page is drawn.

I want to see the spammers do some work for a change by cleaning up their own mess.

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Post by julisana » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:01 pm

I just installed your mod on my forums, and I think it's fantastic!
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