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Tehrasha
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Postby Tehrasha » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:41 pm

Shortly after the turn of the year, I experimented a little with the way I had been hunting spammers.

Using IPs in the Admin Index log, I learned that spammers are far less organized that I had originally imagined, and as a result easier to ban before they even spam the board. :)

Tehrasha
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Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:21 am
Location: Iowa

Postby Tehrasha » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:18 am

stiv wrote:I suspect (but don't know) that the best way to deal with this is via the back-end database. Maybe with a script that could read a text file of naughty folk and do the necessary DB work in batch mode.


Turns out there is a function for this built-in to phpBB called 'Prune Users' however it looks like you and I do not have access to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NDJBusMSZE

Maybe talk to the powers-that-be and see if we can get access to that?
Or I will supply them with a massive text-file full of spammer usernames and they can cut&paste it in themselves?


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