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Re: SPAM Attack Problem
Reply #2 - Apr 5th, 2012 at 7:19pm
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Joe Mayo wrote on Apr 5th, 2012 at 2:47pm:
My board was attacked by a bunch of spammers and I now have over 5000 users.  Is there an easy way to delete large block of users?  For example, I would like to delete every "YABB Newbie", or every user that registered between day X and Day Y.

Thanks in advance.

Joe

Here's something to try that should work:

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Edited to make mention that these instructions are verified for YaBB 2.4 (for other versions of YaBB, instructions may vary) A few minor edits to add highlights were also made.

1. Go to Admin Center.

2. Under Member Controls click View/Delete Members.

3. In the Sort by: option, choose Date Registered.

4. In the Reverse Results: option, check the box so that the list of your most recent members are listed.

5. In the Check All: option, choose Greater Than. Then 0. Then Days Registered. Then check the box.

6. Click the Delete Members icon.

That's it.

Hint: In the Forum Settings/General of Admin Center, go to Number of Members displayed per page in Member List and choose a relatively high number so that you'll have less members/pages to delete. You can always change the number back to one of your choice afterwards.

Good luck.

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You may want to place a notice in your forum about what you're doing. That way, members will know that you're taking care of the spam.

More importantly: As you make these mass deletions, I recommend that you take a quick look on each page for those members who may have posted. You won't want to be deleting legitimate members.
« Last Edit: Apr 6th, 2012 at 7:40am by Bill Myers »  

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Re: SPAM Attack Problem
Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2012 at 3:32pm
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Check the antispam board - lots of good ideas and solutions there. Can't be more specific at the moment as I'm sitting in Starbucks until my ISP gets back online.
  

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Apr 5th, 2012 at 2:47pm
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My board was attacked by a bunch of spammers and I now have over 5000 users.  Is there an easy way to delete large block of users?  For example, I would like to delete every "YABB Newbie", or every user that registered between day X and Day Y.

Thanks in advance.

Joe
  
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