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 Post subject: Forum User Pruning
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:46 pm
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Location: Michigan
While looking through the member list, I can see that there are some spam bots that have registered but never posted going back for well over a year. I have also noted a huge number of accounts with ZERO posts. I have deactivated (but not deleted) all users with zero posts and have not used the site since before December 1st of 2013. These are users that haven't even visited the site since before then.

I am now going to go through and *selectively* deactivate or delete accounts that are either more recently inactive, or are clearly bots.

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 Post subject: Re: Forum User Pruning
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:13 pm 
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I have identified as many bots as I could find under the following criteria:

Has no posts, and has a signature with advertising in it.
Has no posts, and has an Interests field with advertising in it.

I also searched on:
Has no posts, but has sent a PM. This gave no damning results. In fact, only one PM still existed in the system from this list. I didn't view it as I recognized the username involved.


There are still 900+ users with 0 posts. I will be talking to the team to discuss how to handle these. There are still a few users with no posts but no advertising that have also NEVER sent PMs that are still clearly bots. I will clear a few of these that can be confirmed now. Actions on the rest are up to the team.

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 Post subject: Re: Forum User Pruning
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:46 pm 
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thanks for keeping me; I still randomly visit. :)


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