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  • DaVince
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Re: An immense effusion of spambots from the great darkness
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Why isn't there a way to delete all posts by a user?

There is! When you delete a user account, it gives you the option. Sorry I haven't been on top of this, due to stress I've been having to take things a little easier and that's of course when shit goes down on here. I think maybe I'll just put the new forum system up instead, if no one is against it, and slowly fix the little things there over time.

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Re: An immense effusion of spambots from the great darkness
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Oh, I didn't know there was a way to delete the accounts, I've just been banning them all this time!

I'm all for the new forums going up now, no objections from me :)
miniSphere 5.0b4 (stable: 4.8.8) - Cell compiler - SSj debugger - thread | on GitHub
For the sake of our continued health I very much hope that Fat Cerberus does not become skilled enough at whatever arcane art it would require to cause computers to spawn enourmous man eating pigs ~Rhuan

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Re: An immense effusion of spambots from the great darkness
Reply #17
Well that didn't take long... :'(
miniSphere 5.0b4 (stable: 4.8.8) - Cell compiler - SSj debugger - thread | on GitHub
For the sake of our continued health I very much hope that Fat Cerberus does not become skilled enough at whatever arcane art it would require to cause computers to spawn enourmous man eating pigs ~Rhuan

Re: An immense effusion of spambots from the great darkness
Reply #18
I meant to say this a while ago, but you should look into installing Akismet. It's an anti-spambot service, and it works pretty well. In addition to my own security measures for my own forum (requiring post attempts to have a valid domain referrer), Akismet has been a great help.

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Re: An immense effusion of spambots from the great darkness
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Thanks for the suggestion. I should just have disabled registration until I got the ReCAPTCHA working. It works now, and hopefully the ReCAPTCHA alone should keep bots out of this place. If not, Akismet is my next stop.

Edit: Akismet doesn't seem to be an available add-on for ElkArte but there are some other suggested options like Bad Behavior and question/answer challenges.

@Fat Cerberus, thanks for keeping the place clean. :)
  • Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 09:16:34 am by DaVince