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Not a Bug Spam cleaner does not clean all links

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Dodgeboard, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Using spam cleaner does not clean spammers links in recent activity. There seems to be no way to get rid of them:

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The Spam Cleaner only applies to posts, not profile field entries.

    Assuming you've banned them, only Administrators can access the profile pages of banned members.
  3. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I've banned them and I've cleaned out all their profile field links. But, I'll be damned if I am missing the place to clean these other links from recent activity. I don't think you can. They are clickable links. You should be able to get rid of them.
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Banned user activity only shows up on their profile, which in turn only an admin can view.
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    To clarify: only admins can see the profile content of banned users including spam in the website field?
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Alfa1 likes this.
  7. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    If they are a spammer what are the merits of banning them rather than deleting them?
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Their (often spammy) username is taken, and can't be used by another member. They can't register again, using the same email address. Users who attempt to register using the same IP as a banned member will be sent to the approval queue.

    In XF2 we've actually introduced a new status, "Rejected". This is actually going to be used instead of deletion when you reject users from the approval queue (for the same reasons as above).
  9. rwm1962

    rwm1962 Active Member

    Thanks Chris. I think I'll still delete (hate fake boost to member count) but ban the email address.

    I've found the anti-spam measures so good on XF we've switched off email verification (was a PITA when folk didn't get them). The rare one that gets through gets caught by rules for 1st posts having no links or certain keywords, but even then most are 1st posts from sleepers who registered pre-XF.

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