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One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by ukautoforums » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:43 am

A simple link in the user profile for admin and moderators - Spam Clean Up.

This would then delete all posts, block IP, block email address, block username, delete account. All with the click of a button.

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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by KevC » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:50 am

The first and last can already be done in the admin panel with one click.

The merits of adding to ban lists are dubious as the bots rarely use the same IP or email twice and the bigger those lists get, the slower your registration page gets as it has to check enormous ever growing lists of 3 sets of ban data each time someone signs up.
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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by david63 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:52 am

KevC wrote:
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he bigger those lists get, the slower your registration page
Not just registration but posting as well.
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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by AbaddonOrmuz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:00 pm

Something like the Ban Hammer extension?

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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by ukautoforums » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:14 pm

KevC wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:50 am
The first and last can already be done in the admin panel with one click.

The merits of adding to ban lists are dubious as the bots rarely use the same IP or email twice and the bigger those lists get, the slower your registration page gets as it has to check enormous ever growing lists of 3 sets of ban data each time someone signs up.
Moderators can’t delete multiple posts in one go from spammers can they?
As far as I was aware if a spammer makes 50 posts a moderator would need to delete all 50 individually?

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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm

no, if you are managing the user, you can delete the user and all of their posts in one click.
I believe you can select more than one user at a time and delete them and all their posts in one click as well.

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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by warmweer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:46 pm

As mentioned by others, the tools are there already. (default and extension)
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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by david63 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 pm

ukautoforums wrote:
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Moderators can’t delete multiple posts in one go from spammers can they?
Moderators cannot delete users either - that is an Admin function.
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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:23 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:34 pm
I believe you can select more than one user at a time and delete them and all their posts in one click as well.
Yes, but only thru the pruning feature, where you list all usernames you want to delete/deactivate along with optional deleting of their posts.

It's obvious to me, but most likely not to those wanting to manage multiple users at once and so far only knowing how to manage one at a time.
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Re: One Click Spam Clean Up

Post by thecoalman » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:21 pm

I'd like Ban Hammer type function and spammers should be treated differently than normal users. Ideally IMO a one click function would:
  • Move or delete all their posts with a warning if someone else replied in their topic or in existing topic so that can be addressed.
  • If there is any messages in their outbox they are converted to "User who sent this message was removed as spammer".
  • Ban the username, email and optionally the IP.
  • These bans should be separate than normal users, provide a configuration to purge them. e.g. purge the email address after X amount of time.
  • On the "are you sure you want to" page list the username, email and some other stats to help prevent accidental removal.
IP bans are minimally useful, if you have spam bot running amok on your site from single IP and multiple accounts or troll who is clueless about IP's. Use them sparingly and limit their time. Email bans at the very least keep them working at getting new ones. If you ban a user in phpBB by default their email is banned unless you allow reuse of email addresses. If this did not exist the bots would be programmed to exploit it.

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