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Elvis



Joined: 22 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: Deletion of Spam Accounts Reply with quote

In the next few days I will be deleting WBN accounts that were created by spammers. This is the criteria I will use to determine which accounts to delete:


    * Account has never made a post to the forum.
    * Account never played a game.
    * Account does not have an email forward set.
    * Account has not uploaded any maps into a map collection (or on their profile page)
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jhood



Joined: 02 Aug 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phpbb3 does a much better job at preventing spam signups. Ever think of upgrading?
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Elvis



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Some time before August looking at their end of life plans for phpbb2.

Upgrading however will not cleanup the existing accounts.
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Acro



Joined: 06 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next logical step will be to delete everything even remotely related to users 'jhood' and 'coolfool'.
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Elvis



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added a criteria that the account isn't a member of any teams.

Have done some queries and identified that 14,000 odd accounts will be deleted.

Will hold off for a day before cleaning them up in case I have overlooked something. So now would be a good time to tell me if I have. Smile
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Thuggin4life



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im the only member of my team you gonna kill me off?
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Elvis



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thuggin4life wrote:
im the only member of my team you gonna kill me off?


No. I meant in addition to all the criteria first mentioned. You have made posts and played games so the account will not be included. It will only be deleted if the account hasn't done any of the above listed things.
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Bob_Saget



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahhh spam accounts..

well that answers my earlier post
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LuCkY



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acro wrote:
The next logical step will be to delete everything even remotely related to users 'jhood' and 'coolfool'.






I second that. acro you rox!


Elvis you rox too no more Deep fried spam!!
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gunit



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't played in a long time---like two or three years...do people schedule games...or when do people play online????
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jhood



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lately it seems theres always an open game going and you can usually get a 2x2 going from one of those.
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jhood



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The next logical step will be to delete everything even remotely related to users 'jhood' and 'coolfool'.

There's an inbred joke in there somewhere..
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LuCkY



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that one flew right over your head.... diden't it jhood??
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jhood



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure dide, Lucky.. it sure dide.
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LuCkY



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it DID*****
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