[Elinux-discuss] culling wiki users

Bill Traynor btraynor at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 04:04:28 UTC 2015

I've run the removeUnusedAccounts script with a grace for any accounts
touched in the last 10 days.  I've culled 3649 accounts, with
virtually all of them being bogus accounts.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Jeff Osier-Mixon <jefro at jefro.net> wrote:
> +1, will be interesting to see who complains :)
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 5:04 AM, Bill Traynor <btraynor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's been an increase in the number of User accounts being created
>> that are dummy accounts attributed to potential spammers.  Therefore
>> I'm going to run a script that removes unused accounts.
>> An unused account is one which has no edits, no deleted edits, no log
>> entries, and no current/old uploads.
>> Of the 8467 current registered users, 3716 accounts will be removed by
>> this script.  If you have a wiki account and have never made a wiki
>> edit, simply login and add something to your User page to prevent your
>> account being removed.  You can do this by clicking on your User name
>> after logging in.
>> I will be running this script on Friday.
>> Thanks
>> Bill
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> Jeff Osier-Mixon
> Open Source Community Architect, Intel Corporation

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