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  • We hope to use elgg to satisfy a client's requirements, which include distributing elgg DBs over multiple locations, without changing the user interface. Happy to discuss. Skype 'compusafe'.
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  • DKinston replied on the discussion topic Deleting 1000 users
    Hi Matt. The spammers use a range of domains including gmail and hotmail, so are hard to identify that way. i think they are computer generated as the email addresses are weird and their posts are gibberish. What I need is a way to list users say... view reply
  • DKinston added a new discussion topic Deleting 1000 users in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hi I need to mass delete users - there are thousands of spam users to be got rid of.What is a way to do that? The admin screen shows me users 10 at a time which is far too slow. David Kmelbourne.au  
    • Thanks Matt but there is nothing I can do with that. I was hopeing for a plug in that can do it. 

      I installed  bulk user admin plugin but I would have to tick over 1000 times. I would like a select all optition . 

       

       

    • @Luis: I'm afraid a "Select all" option might not necessarily help you much either. This would delete ALL accounts. Even if the "Select all" option would only select for example 10, 20 or 100 currently displayed users how do you know that there's no valid user in between them? Is there any criteria that allows you to say for sure that an account is a spam account? For example are the spammer accounts already banned? Based on such a criteria it would be easy to write a little script that deletes the banned users - and only the banned users.

    • @luis : if you want to remove all the users with out any filter, then why cant you start with a fresh install?

  • DKinston added a new discussion topic Managing unwanted users in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I'm a total beginner. A developer set up elgg and joomla for me recently and i've been learning how to use the system. The system is intended for members of a local club - they need to validate by email in the usual way AND be authorised by an admin...
    • how do I do a mass delete of all accounts except my own admin account

       

      If that's your goal, then delete the database and start over.

    • For mass deletion of accounts you can also try this plugin: https://github.com/brettp/Bulk-User-Admin. It will allow you to delete users also based on the email domains they used for registration, so you should be able to delete a lot of users quite fast. It also allows to delete several users selected at once.

      If you delete a user account all the stuff they added (e.g. blogs) will get removed, too.

      For setting up a website for a closed community you can surely start by using the plugin suggested by Team Webgalli. Depending on the number of members to expect for the site you can also disable user registration completely (advanced settings). Maybe it would be easier to create the accounts manually (as admin you can create new accounts), if there are not too many to be created.

      Independent from the account registration I would suggest to also allow content to be viewed by logged-in users only (advanced settings). This might at least reduce the number of spam accounts created a bit. If you can't disable registration of new accounts, you should install a few anti-spam plugin (Spam Filter, Spam Throttle, Honeypot), to reduce the spam accounts as best as possible.

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