Batch 'Force Reactivation'

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Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by Dezdan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:48 pm

Is there a way to batch 'Force Reactivation'?

I'd like to go through a prune (deactivate) all users who haven't visited the forum in 2+ years, and then force them to reactivate. It is a small board, with only ~1900 members, with about half of those users fitting into the category of being pruned - so more then I want to do manually.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm

if you prune them, they will not be able to reactivate since their accounts will be gone. pruing deletes things and once deleted it is gone period.

you can however, deactivate their accounts which I assume would force them to get reactivated before they could log in.

I wonder what you are trying to do. If you are just trying to get them to come back then send out an email to them all. the ones that are interested will reply etc.
you can't force anyone to come back to your board if they are not interested in it any longer.


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Re: Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by Dezdan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:44 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
if you prune them, they will not be able to reactivate since their accounts will be gone. pruing deletes things and once deleted it is gone period.
Not true, when pruning you have the option of deleting or deactivating.
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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
you can however, deactivate their accounts which I assume would force them to get reactivated before they could log in.
Yes, however, you have to provide them with the reactivation link, without it, they just won't be able to log on.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
I wonder what you are trying to do. If you are just trying to get them to come back then send out an email to them all. the ones that are interested will reply etc.
I want to first clean the users up in a controllable fashion (20 or so at a time). Seeing the board is 10+ years old, many of the emails are likely no longer valid and moreover, many probably belonged to spammers and are no longer in existence. If I sent out a mass email, my ISP might see it as spam and shutdown my VPS and furthermore, the big email companies (AOL, gmail, yahoo, msn, hotmail, etc.) will see all the bounces and blacklist my servers IP - this has already happened and took months to get unblacklisted!
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
you can't force anyone to come back to your board if they are not interested in it any longer.
I'm well aware of that, if they don't reactivate after a month, their account is deleted.

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Re: Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by david63 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:15 am

Perhaps this might help - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=238258
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Re: Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by Dezdan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:26 am

david63 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:15 am
Perhaps this might help - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=238258
Wrong link? I have no issues with guest posting, as they've never been able to.

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Re: Batch 'Force Reactivation'

Post by david63 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:48 am

Sorry it should have been - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2382581
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