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Offline Irisado

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Spam Accounts
« on: April 01, 2020, 04:04:29 pm »
Taking a look at the member list by most recent date registered, I see a few problems: https://secondsphere.org/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0;desc.  If you hover the mouse over the web sites of a lot of these members they are linking to porn, spam, or other dodgy sites.  Could these accounts be deleted?  Also, and I know this has been discussed before, I really think that more effective measures need to be introduced to stop spammers from being able to register.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 07:40:58 pm »
I sadly don't have permission to delete profiles. If I could, I'd do a lot of pruning of the user registry.

I've cleared a number of accounts, but anything larger scale would require higher permissions than what I have :P
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 08:17:17 pm »
Thanks for cleaning off the spam websites from the accounts though.  This does help the situation somewhat.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 05:36:20 pm »
We have a number of independent measures in place to mitigate illicit registrations. We’ve stopped thousands of registrations over the last year.

I will investigate terminating accounts that have no post history and haven’t been used recently. This should clear up most old spam accounts.

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2021, 09:22:23 am »
Is there a way we could delete the numerous accounts with zero posts?

A swear a number of these older ones I've found had nothing on them on a previous pass through, and now they have links offsite.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2021, 12:14:08 pm »
If you have access to the admin panel, purging accounts is straightforward.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 03:32:04 am »
At present I can only ban, and only one account at a time. When I looked, we have about 15 memberlist pages of accounts with zero posts (just over 400 accounts). Not to mention I can see there are a number of accounts waiting for approval and activation.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 11:42:05 am »
You need Sorck to execute his administration priveledges and purge some accounts in that case ;).
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2021, 05:12:42 pm »
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2021, 09:13:22 pm »
I have purged many questionable accounts. We have reportedly blocked over 250k spammers via one of our methods.

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2021, 01:44:24 pm »
Thank you :).  That is an awful lot of spammers that have been blocked.
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