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XF 1.2 Spam User Removal... way to select all legit users and remove rest?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by iFullyPro, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. iFullyPro

    iFullyPro Member

    So basically, the forums I run has over 10,000 accounts, the majority of which are spammers. The good news is that they can no longer make accounts thanks to the sonnb - Stop Spam Here add-on. The bad news is, there are an overwhelming amount of spam accounts left. Now these registrations occurred over a great length of time, so removing them within a specific time frame is out of the question. They also have variable account names, different IP's, etc. So removing them using a similarity there seems impossible. The best possible way in my opinion is to somehow select the legit users, and simply delete the rest. Second best would be to use the user list provided and check off names for deletion instead of deleting everyone individually.

    Anyone have any suggestions? Also, are usernames accessible from the FTP? If so, where?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What you could do is add all of the legitimate users to a new "Verified" user group.
    Then use Batch Update Users in the ACP to select all users which are not in that group.
     
  3. iFullyPro

    iFullyPro Member

    Hmm that sounds like a good suggestions. I'll try that out and let you know how it goes. :D
     
  4. iFullyPro

    iFullyPro Member

    Where do I find this "Batch Update Users" from the original admin panel login? I have the ACP up with options such as: options, add-ons, list all users, styles, languages, smilies, and display node tree.

    I moved all the good active users into the Verified group, but when trying to delete the Registered group with all the spam users in it, I get "You may not delete important default user groups."
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ACP - Users tab, in the left hand sidebar menu.

    Delete the users, not the group.
     
  6. iFullyPro

    iFullyPro Member

    Screen Shot 2013-09-01 at 12.08.50 PM.png

    May be using a different version of XenForo than I originally thought as I don't see that.
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Batch update users is a 1.2 feature, you will need to upgrade to use it.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Click on the Users tab.

    Edit: Incorrectly prefixed thread.
     
  9. iFullyPro

    iFullyPro Member

    So there is no way to delete all users within the registered group except to update to XenForo 1.2?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can do it manually. 1.1 doesn't have a batch update option.
     

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