Inactive user names will be pruned

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Acid_1 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:17 am

AHH! Don't delete me!!! No but really, why don't you just find the people who have 0 posts and have registered longer than a month ago, at least then they have some time to check if they're ready to post (Never did that myself :S), and if they're real, they can re-register and they've lost nothing.
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:44 am

Acid_1
It's something like that I do - phpBB provides a list of inactive users, meaning people that have registered but not even clicked the activation link in the registration mail
I go through that list every day and delete a lot of BuyViagraOnLine and the like, this is actually one of the reasons we have so little spam now
And you are right, it is possible to register again - also for the spammers :(
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby garda » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:53 pm

Husse,

Please don't wipe me out. I know I haven't been active for quite a while now. But I will be back to 'turbo' mode once I'm out of this series of mind-crushing, time consuming, incredibly burdening tasks before me. So please, please don't delete my account. :)
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:12 am

garda - no risk
As I wrote it's just people that haven't even clicked the link in the registration mail :)
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Fred » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:26 am

garda,

It is just for riffraff, derelicts, and misfits, like me. :-)

Husse is just trying to upgrade the forum to a better class of people. You have nothing to worry about. :-)

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:27 am

@ Fred
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby StanTheMan » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:06 pm

The methods described above by Papabearak have been quite effecive. Worth considering.

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby djross95 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:09 am

Always a good idea to get rid of spammers, but I'm posting here to make sure that I'm not "pruned"..... :-)

This is a great forum and it's well worth visiting on occasion! DR

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby oliverjames » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:55 am

Good idea Husse, Prune away. Excellent forum.

Looking forward to Mint 7 (versus Windows 7) bound to be better.

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby markfiend » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:20 pm

I run a couple of phpbb boards and found this a great way of preventing spambots from registering.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:48 am

Thanks markfiend
Right now we don't have much spam, I think that my pruning of inappropriate "inactive" user names (such as variations of buyonline) helps a lot
Never the less we had someone today that used the forum to send spam
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby ESM » Sat May 02, 2009 7:22 pm

Well, I registered myself today and hope to be not pruned if I don't write anything from now on :) I mostly find solutions on the Ubuntu forum or here without asking... Maybe that should be taken into consideration?
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Sun May 03, 2009 6:00 am

It's only those that never even clicked the link in the registration mail that is at risk
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:39 pm

No need for this any more - the spam stop during registration has stopped the bots and there are hardly any inactive user names any more
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby emorrp1 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:40 pm

wooo, two birds with one stone :)
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Colonel Schell » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:15 pm

I am an 'inactive user.'

Just ask my wife and look at my yard! lol
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby FrogDemon » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:58 pm

Colonel Schell wrote:I am an 'inactive user.'

Just ask my wife and look at my yard! lol

:lol: We must be married to the same woman or maybe I married your wife's sister! :lol: My wife told me the other day: How long ya gonna be a bump on the log and NOT get the yard done?
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Fred » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:11 am

SSShhhh... Don't bring this thread back to life. It might remind Husse that he hasn't deleted me yet. :-)

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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby Husse » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:16 am

But Fred - you are a really active user - don't know what your wife thinks though
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Re: Inactive user names will be pruned

Postby hinto » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:20 pm

Do you count logins, but no posts?
I often auto login to the forums, but only post if I have anything relevant to add...
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