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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.