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RogerClark
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Unverified user deletion

Post by RogerClark » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:14 pm

Guys,

Over time the site had around 200 accounts which had been registered by not verified via email.

This is potentially where the account had been registered by a SpamBot with a non existent email address or by a real person who entered the wrong email address, or whose email system blocked the registration confirmation email.

These accounts can't log, so have not made any posts etc.

I've decided to remove these unverified registrations if they are older than 3 months.

Going forward, I will probably try to remove these if they are older than 1 month.

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Re: Unverified user deletion

Post by stevestrong » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 am

Makes sense.

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Re: Unverified user deletion

Post by zoomx » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:04 am

Right +1

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Re: Unverified user deletion

Post by RogerClark » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:33 pm

I've now delete all the unverified accounts which are more than 1 month old.

I also did a spot check on some of the email addresses which were quoted, and they are normally gmail or hotmail etc, and when I tried to google those email addresses, most of the time google did not find a direct match.

I suspect most of them are simplistic bots which do not have a feature to create a gmail account to verify their registration.

In future I will do a cull once a month to prevent this getting out of control.

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Re: Unverified user deletion

Post by fpiSTM » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:22 am

Thanks for your work Roger.

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Re: Unverified user deletion

Post by RogerClark » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:25 am

fpiSTM wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:22 am
Thanks for your work Roger.
No worries...

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