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Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:05 pm

Geez.

78 new members, all of whom are spamming my board to the brim. How do I delete(!) ALL(!) of these dumbheads? How do I delete ALL(!) messages posted by these $%^#$^? How do I get rid of these registrations?

I can.;t even find a way to delete these accounts ?!?!?! I can ban them, one by one, by clicking 7(!!!) times, but than still they are in the list of users, so I do not know who I kicked and who not :( :( :(

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:07 pm

Delete the accounts. You can delete the posts at the same time.

Best to do them one at a time.

Click the user name
Administer user.
There is a delete option at the bottom of the next page
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Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm

If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.

How to configure Q&A
  1. Administration Control Panel (ACP) > Spambot countermeasures> Installed plugins > click the dropdown box and select Q&A (it will be greyed out)
  2. Click the configure button then click add
  3. Add your question and answer (you need a Q&A for each language you have installed) click submit
  4. Click “back to previous page” then click “back”
  5. Select Q&A from the dropdown box (again)
  6. Click submit at the bottom of the page.
  7. Done.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:12 pm

KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm
If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.
I know, I was forced to update my forum, and all mods I had running, and protecting me, were rendered useles.

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:14 pm

KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:07 pm
Delete the accounts. You can delete the posts at the same time.

Best to do them one at a time.

Click the user name
Administer user.
There is a delete option at the bottom of the next page
7(!) clicks. Per account. Geez.... Thanx. There really should be a better way to mass-moderate built in the forum, like it used to be (granddad speaks...)

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by Mick » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:16 pm

novw wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:12 pm
KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm
If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.
I know, I was forced to update my forum, and all mods I had running, and protecting me, were rendered useles.
Q&A has been around a long time as part of the core.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:20 pm

It's not 7 clicks.
One of the username
One on administrate
one on delete

If necessary add a couple of mods to the admin group for an hour to help you clean up. I cleaned a board with over 4000 accounts in a little over an hour once. Doesn't take long at all.

You can bulk delete in users and groups > prune users but you may end up with orphaned topics.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:22 pm

novw wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:12 pm
KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm
If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.
I know, I was forced to update my forum, and all mods I had running, and protecting me, were rendered useles.
KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm
If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.

How to configure Q&A
Much obliged. I hope it helps...

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:26 pm

KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:20 pm
It's not 7 clicks.
One of the username
One on administrate
one on delete

If necessary add a couple of mods to the admin group for an hour to help you clean up. I cleaned a board with over 4000 accounts in a little over an hour once. Doesn't take long at all.

You can bulk delete in users and groups > prune users but you may end up with orphaned topics.
1: Manage users
2: find a member
(joined date
descending
search)
3: click select
4: click submit
5: delete user: submit
6: are you sure? yes
7: back to previous screen

... indeed, not 7. More like 11...

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:28 pm

You don't need the first 4.

If they've posted their name is in the forum next to the post. Just click the name there.

If they haven't posted, open the memberlist last page in one tab and just right click > open in new table for the names you want to remove.

There are easier ways to do it that you think. Or use prune.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:37 pm

KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:28 pm
You don't need the first 4.

If they've posted their name is in the forum next to the post. Just click the name there.

If they haven't posted, open the memberlist last page in one tab and just right click > open in new table for the names you want to remove.

There are easier ways to do it that you think. Or use prune.
In the old days (sigh :) ) I had a mod where with one click I would get a list of my users (like manage users -> find a member), but the user names had checkmarks in front. I could click the checkmark for any (or all) members and select "delete user" from a pulldown menu. A bit like the former mass moderation of topics, there once was an option to "moderate this forum". It would give a list of all topics with checkmarks in front. click and delete any or all topics in just 3 clicks. Evenw ithin a topic I had an option to delete multiple posts. Newer versions are not always better versions. I miss my old styles, mods and changes :(

Anyway, I just kicked 78 users with their posts. I have added 2 QA's in 2 languages. Thanks for the help.

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:40 pm

novw wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:37 pm
In the old days (sigh :) ) I had a mod where with one click I would get a list of my users (like manage users -> find a member), but the user names had checkmarks in front. I could click the checkmark for any (or all) members and select "delete user" from a pulldown menu.
You do.
As I said, prune users

Just do one question. If they beat one you won't know which it is and then you'll have to change both.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:45 pm

KevC wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:11 pm
If it's the site in your sig, you have no antispam measures running at all.

How to configure Q&A
  1. Administration Control Panel (ACP) > Spambot countermeasures> Installed plugins > click the dropdown box and select Q&A (it will be greyed out)
  2. Click the configure button then click add
  3. Add your question and answer (you need a Q&A for each language you have installed) click submit
  4. Click “back to previous page” then click “back”
  5. Select Q&A from the dropdown box (again)
  6. Click submit at the bottom of the page.
  7. Done.
Uhoh... I try to register a new user and it is not asking the question upon registration. It is asking the questions upon 5 failed login attempts.
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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by novw » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:48 pm

novw wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:45 pm


Uhoh... I try to register a new user and it is not asking the question upon registration. It is asking the questions upon 5 failed login attempts.
testing -> User registration settings -> General options -> Enable spambot countermeasures for registrations

-> yup :) That's it (See? I am trying :) :) )

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Re: spam spam spam spam

Post by KevC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:50 pm

That question is way too simple. Spambots can do maths and anything you can google an answer to.
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