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I deleted a few hundeds 'members' yesterday. Pruning. Trying to fight back the riff-raff.

If you drop a link to this thread, I will be glad to swoop by and delete any spammers.
 
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Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2011 at 3:40pm
 
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Thanks for this thread. We have had our share of "robot" spammers lately with irrelevant text and a link to a web page.

Is it possible to delete the posts as the text can be misleading?
 
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2011 at 6:08pm
 
Brian wrote on Oct 5th, 2011 at 3:40pm:
Is it possible to delete the posts as the text can be misleading?


Sure, if you point them out.  Deleting the posts is what NightOwl, Christer, and I have been doing as a practice.  We only leave the post and remove the links if the post has information actually relevant to the thread, which is pretty rare.
 
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Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2011 at 10:40pm
 
Yeah, we can delete everything we want.
 
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Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2011 at 9:08am
 
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I deleted a few hundeds 'members' yesterday. Pruning.

Some questions:

1.  What criteria are you using to delete a member?  I don't know if this member, Carol Jonson, deleted herself or if you deleted her--but, she posted a reply on Oct. 4 to a thread, and is now an *Ex Member*-- http://radified.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1316931845/4#4

How are you deciding who's no longer active and deletable?

2.  Are you deleting the *Banned Spammers*?  If you do that, does that allow the spammer to now use their email, user name, and/or their banned IP address(es) once again to access the forum--or does the banned information remain and continue to prevent the usage of their banned info?
 

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Reply #5 - Oct 8th, 2011 at 4:32pm
 
NightOwl wrote on Oct 7th, 2011 at 9:08am:
Are you deleting the *Banned Spammers*?If you do that, does that allow the spammer to now use their email, user name, and/or their banned IP address(es) once again to access the forum--or does the banned information remain and continue to prevent the usage of their banned info?


It's actually probably better if the banned information goes away.  The spammers are mostly using throw-away email addresses and dynamic IP's.  They only have that IP for a few days and then it gets recycled and someone else has it.  So, most likely the spammers no longer have that IP, and whoever does have it now is banned from our forum.  It might makes sense to clean that all out once in a while so we aren't banning too many innocent IP's.
 
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Reply #6 - Oct 10th, 2011 at 7:07am
 
I suspect the two Carols are the one spammer.
 
 
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Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2011 at 8:35pm
 
Wing is quite blatant.
 
 
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Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2011 at 10:37pm
 
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I suspect the two Carols are the one spammer.

Maybe, but they were two different members.

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Wing is quite blatant.

Wing?  Wing who? (He's gone!)

 

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Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2011 at 9:47pm
 
I deleted another crapload.

My method > delete first, ask questions later. =)

Wing is gone. Everybody wave, "Adios, Wing."
 
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Reply #10 - Oct 23rd, 2011 at 7:07am
 
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My method > delete first, ask questions later. =)

Now, that's *tough love*!
 

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Reply #11 - Oct 24th, 2011 at 7:59pm
 
lishui needs the chop.
 
 
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Reply #12 - Oct 24th, 2011 at 8:05pm
 
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lishui needs the chop.

The deed is done   Cool  !
 

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Reply #13 - Oct 29th, 2011 at 8:39pm
 
NightOwl wrote on Oct 24th, 2011 at 8:05pm:
The deed is done

Smiley

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Reply #14 - Nov 7th, 2011 at 9:44am
 
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An unintended consequence:  if you delete an old member--you can no longer *search* for any of their posts if they had made any! 

Also, members who choose to become *ex-members*--the search function also fails to find any of their posts--even though their old posts are still present!  The forum's software for its *search function* is not as robust as I would like it!

 

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