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SpectralEdge #1
Member since Aug 2015 · 1 post
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Subject: Batch remove bot users
I have over 5k users that are registered, only 3 of them are "real" people. I am getting very tired of having to manually click through all the bot sign ups and remove them one page at a time (I have to click every single check box).

I would appreciate a way to remove old users that have never posted, in batches. I am open to other ideas on how to get rid of the bot users, I have no idea why they are there, none of them ever post anything. But when users want to find eachother, the user page is impossible to look through.
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turnermm (Moderator) #2
Member since Oct 2009 · 4689 posts · Location: Canada
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The first thing you should do is install the captcha plugin.  This will keep the bots away.  Then create a new users.auth.php with your 3 real users and replace the old.
Myron Turner
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