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Deleting Spam Accounts...

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Carlos, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Okay, so I've made the decision to delete spam accounts on my largest site. There was 450+ accounts banned. I went through the list of banned users and started deleting them accounts one by one, checked off the list - the list is now only at 95 banned accounts. :)

    Have you ever done this? Have you ever decided to do away with banned accounts and/or spam accounts?

    It feels good, a lot of weight has been lifted off... Ahhh... :barefoot:
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    I never understood why admins ban a spam account.
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Kind-of like jail.... Don't make it easy for them to come back and do the "crime" again.

    I only deleted the accounts because it's way past a year since they've "joined."
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The minimal amount of space they occupy v the possibility of the same machine re registering... I'll use the few kb.
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I thought recently. :)
  6. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Spammers are deleted, other miscreants are banned.
  7. Personally I've just banned the known IP addresses that join, I simply delete their accounts as it always saves space but if you're on a hosting plan that gives you a fair amount of resources to which you won't really hit, I'd rather keep them as a banned member so it's more clean and easier to deal with!
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Straight up delete em.

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