[BETA] Prune Inactive Users

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[BETA] Prune Inactive Users

Post by kkroo » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:10 pm

MOD Title: Prune Inactive Users

MOD Description: Adds a page in the ACP that fetches users that are not activated or have no posts and haven't visited the forum in 7 days. Those users are outputted into a list and lets you check and uncheck which users to delete.


MOD Version
: 0.5.0

MOD Download: http://phpbb-login.sourceforge.net/foru ... file_id=19

Screenshots [0.5.0]
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http://phpbb-login.strangled.net/forum/ ... sers_1.jpg
http://phpbb-login.strangled.net/forum/ ... sers_2.jpg
http://phpbb-login.strangled.net/forum/ ... sers_3.jpg
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Post by igorw » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:38 pm

Very cool!

It's like "Inactive Users" from phpbbhacks.com, but it has proper support, updated version and follows phpBB coding standards.

Plus it's simpler :)
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Post by drathbun » Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:39 pm

If you want to get more ambitious, I would be happy to turn over the code from this MOD and see if you want to finish it. I don't have the time right now. Please send me a PM and let me know what you think. 8)
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Post by Elias » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:00 pm

Can we choose how long before it starts prunning? Or is it only set to 7 days?
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Post by kkroo » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:29 pm

EY, this mod isnt automatic, the 7 day is for fetching users. if the user has 0 posts and hasnt visited the forum in 7 days he/she will be included in the inactive user list. but making the mod automatic is a good idea for a future version.
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Post by drathbun » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:03 am

kkroo wrote: but making the mod automatic is a good idea for a future version.

This just my opinion... making anything delete in an automatic fashion is a risky move. If you add this sort of feature, I would suggest that you make sure that it's configurable, like the pruning choices for forums.
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Post by Elias » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:40 am

kkroo wrote: EY, this mod isnt automatic, the 7 day is for fetching users. if the user has 0 posts and hasnt visited the forum in 7 days he/she will be included in the inactive user list. but making the mod automatic is a good idea for a future version.


Okay thanks.

drathbun wrote: This just my opinion... making anything delete in an automatic fashion is a risky move.


Why is it a risky move?
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Post by drathbun » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:35 am

EY wrote: Why is it a risky move?

Because unless you have a regular backup strategy, deleting is a permanent operation. If you find later that you deleted users in appropriately because of a configuration (or worse, a coding) choice, there is no way to recover the data.

I started a MOD a while back that had the same intent, and I have spoken with kkroo about providing some of my code for this new effort, as it seems I will never be able to dedicate the time to getting mine done. The approach that I took was to run a script and populate users into a temporary table, then review them prior to deleting. Sort of a two-step approach, in a way, but it ensures that you get to actually look at each user that you delete.

Just me being paranoid. :-) kkroo may or may not decide to continue in the same way.
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Post by kkroo » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:04 am

I dont plan on adding automatic pruning straight away im not even sure about adding it yet. But what you are saying is right, it is risky. Well anyways what I gotta say is I updated the mod description to something that explains the mod a bit more.
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Post by Marvi » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:26 am

Can somebody make it possible to prune unanswered posts? 8)

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Post by Elias » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:56 pm

drathbun wrote: Because unless you have a regular backup strategy, deleting is a permanent operation. If you find later that you deleted users in appropriately because of a configuration (or worse, a coding) choice, there is no way to recover the data.


Aight. Thanks for that.
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Post by kkroo » Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:57 pm

Marvi wrote: Can somebody make it possible to prune unanswered posts? 8)


This mod isnt for pruning forums; it is for pruning inactive users. what you are requesting is anonther mod.
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Post by Marvi » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:54 am

I used your mod and its useless, sorry I´m telling this truth and thats why I asked about pruning unanswered. Just because thats up to you toi make a mod to be useful and my idea is about to make a mod about prune unanswered topic, because there is no sucha mod our yet.

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Post by drathbun » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:00 pm

Marvi wrote: I used your mod and its useless

That's your opinion.
my idea is about to make a mod about prune unanswered topic, because there is no sucha mod our yet.

Then post in MOD Requests, don't try to hijack someone else's development topic. Thanks.
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Post by kkroo » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:15 pm

Again, that feature has nothing at all to do with pruning users. This mod was actually made for a problem I had, I have too many inactive users, and it was getting annoying. So I made the mod. I thought that other people might have thier database filled with inactive users so i decided to share it. If you dont have inactive users on your forum, then this mod isnt for you.
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