Author Topic: Account Creation/Cleanup of Spam Accounts  (Read 2604 times)

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Account Creation/Cleanup of Spam Accounts
« Topic Start: October 24, 2012, 07:27:17 AM »
Sadly, it seems many of the new accounts being made on the forums are spam accounts that are unable to post spam. This can be seen by looking at a number of accounts made in the last month without posting yet. I looked at the newest account made and it had links for personal text and its signature. Another proof of this is how many accounts are on the forum compared to amount of accounts on BM, the forum has more while there is still many BM players without a forum account. I am not saying even a fourth of the accounts are spam but I would estimate there to be 200-250 spam accounts which throws off how many actual people we have registered considerably. I don't know how exactly but if a clean up script of spam accounts could be made it would be nice.

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Re: Account Creation/Cleanup of Spam Accounts
« Reply #1: October 24, 2012, 12:31:28 PM »
Any suggestions for how to find them except manual work?

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Re: Account Creation/Cleanup of Spam Accounts
« Reply #2: October 24, 2012, 09:48:18 PM »
http://www.stopforumspam.com/

Something like those addons could work.  I can't recall what my old SMF forum used.  I'll have to see if I can find logs from one of my former staff members.