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Mar 12th, 2014 at 12:48am
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Hi all,

I have a quick question. Smiley I have a few spammers that I have been unable to delete from my registration log. The delete option does not exist. What is up with that, and how can I fix it?

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Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 1:12am
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As I recall they are in ./Members/memberlist.approve

(fingers crossed due to CRS syndrome)

Good Luck

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Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:05am
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Thank you for your response. I did not see it there. Technically, they are not members. They are still in my registration log. Usually, I have the option to delete them after they have validated. In this case, the option doesn't exist and they just stay there. I would like to clean out my registration log and can't Sad Maybe I am OCD? lol

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Reply #3 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:19am
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Also look for files in the members directory that end in pre and wait as well as memberlist.inactive
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:29am
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The following is Dandello's help in more detail:

Dandello wrote on Jan 25th, 2013 at 2:52am:
My area of expertise is 2.5 and above. That caveat being given.

FTP to your site and look in the Members directory for
*.pre  (remove all of them )
*.wait  (remove all of them)
and also download and open in as a text file: 'memberlist.inactive', remove anything there and re-upload it, and do the same with 'memberlist.approve'

In the case of '*.pre'  and '*.wait' - that's any file that ends in .pre or .wait.

Then go over to Carsten's Board (http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl) and install SpamFruits to keep the beggars from coming back.  Wink


  

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Re: unable to delete from the registration log
Reply #5 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 3:39am
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Helloo again (he said with the show paused)

I just checked on a very active server with a long registration log.
There is a one-to-one correspondence between the *.wait files and the entries in members.approve.  The .pre files get cleaned out (I believe) when the validation period expires.

the 'member.* files' are a chaining device. The registrants 'move' through the chain. Which file they are in tells us their status.

.pre & .wait contain what will become the .var files (profiles)


And the registration log itself is in ./Variables/registration.log

It contains the timestamp, status, UserID, and IP logged
N - Not validated, T timed out, A approved - I think

OTAY?

thanks Bill for making me think

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« Last Edit: Mar 12th, 2014 at 3:45am by JonB »  

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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 4:32am
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Isn't it amazing how compex something that looks simple from the outside turned out to be.  Shocked
  

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Reply #7 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 5:08am
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JonB wrote on Mar 12th, 2014 at 3:39am:
... thanks Bill for making me think ...
That's a two-way street. You always get me to think. Smiley


@Dandello, as for the complexity of this, it was so complex for me that I had to ask for help about it just like Carly asked in this topic. Back then, Derek Barstorm gave me the help I needed, although both you and JonB have also mentioned the same solution.

Here's how Derek helped me:

Derek Barnstorm wrote on Dec 1st, 2011 at 11:15pm:
Hi Bill,

Take a look in the Members directory for a username.pre file - if one's there, delete it.

For some reason I can't seem to find who subsequently told me about the *.wait files that were also messing things up for me, which turned out to be the other problem I was having at that time.


By the way, Dandello, I thought I saw a recent post of yours that wished there was a banging your head smilie. Guess what I found here in this very forum?

That's right! And here you have it! Smiley

Speaking of banging my head against the wall, because our forum enabled its "Open registration without approvals" registration scheme a couple of years ago, I haven't had to deal with *.pre or *.wait files getting in the way.

That has been quite heavenly! Smiley

  

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Re: unable to delete from the registration log
Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:12pm
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Bill Myers wrote on Mar 12th, 2014 at 5:08am:
By the way, Dandello, I thought I saw a recent post of yours that wished there was a banging your head smilie. Guess what I found here in this very forum?


JonB added it especially for me  Grin
  

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Re: unable to delete from the registration log
Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2014 at 2:39pm
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Right now is when I need a particular 'mod'.

I'll have to see if someone has 'invented' it already

Smiley

Edited:
Nope - there are actually 'two' of them  Wink
« Last Edit: Mar 12th, 2014 at 3:03pm by JonB »  

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Re: unable to delete from the registration log
Reply #10 - Mar 13th, 2014 at 10:21pm
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JonB wrote on Mar 12th, 2014 at 3:39am:
And the registration log itself is in ./Variables/registration.log



If the problem still exists you can delete the registration.log and that should clear it up. YaBB will write it again once its needed.

(I've had the same problem myself and this what I did)
  
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