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donmc
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Bulk delete of Users
Nov 8th, 2010 at 6:01pm
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Looks like my forum has been inundated with literally thousands of bot like users (from various mail domains such as mail.ru)

I think I've closed down the attack but how on earth do I do a bulk delete of all the spurious accounts?

Any advice gratefully received
  
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Captain John
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Re: Bulk delete of Users
Reply #1 - Nov 8th, 2010 at 9:08pm
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You don't state what version of YaBB you're using.
  Going into the Admin Center > Under Members Control (left side menu) - View Delete Members
To right of Check All: select equal to, enter 0 (or 1), Select Number of Posts
Click on Delete Members
  
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Re: Bulk delete of Users
Reply #2 - Nov 9th, 2010 at 11:13pm
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Thanks Captain John,

I'm currently on 2.2 and wanted to clean up before upgrading.

The method you suggest works fine except that it will only delete a screen full at a time - approx 15 users.

I have thousands I need to delete!

Can this be scripted?

TIA
  
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Re: Bulk delete of Users
Reply #3 - Nov 10th, 2010 at 4:06am
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Anything is possible, but we have never scripted anything like this.  We provide the procedure described above for an Admin to maintain his/her site.  It would seem your forum has been neglected to have acquired that many unwanted members.
  
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Re: Bulk delete of Users
Reply #4 - Nov 10th, 2010 at 1:34pm
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Also, don't forget, you can select in the admin settings how many users to include on a page. Mine are set for 50, not 15, so clearing out deadwood is fairly quick. You might want to set yours for 250 or 500 or even more to speed up the process.
  
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