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Forum Account Cleanup
09-23-2015, 05:19 PM (This post was last modified: 09-23-2015 05:25 PM by iAreNubcake.)
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Forum Account Cleanup
We've had some downtime lately as I'm sure you guys have noticed (Aaron had a child and all) and the forum has been pretty quiet even without all that. With some recent upgrades to the forum software, though, we managed to nearly eradicate the spam bot problem we were having. That didn't clean up the database though...

I did a quick sweep over the database of users and wiped out most of the bots, and it turns out that was most of our users (to no one's surprise, really). We went from about 4000 to about 300 users. While the vast majority of this was more or less confirmed bots, a few hundred accounts were culled simply because they haven't ever posted and haven't visited the forum since before the beginning of 2013. Anyone who was one of those people will now have to recreate their account when they come back. Sorry!

Dang, it's crazy how much time has passed.

Anyway, everyone enjoy the less cluttered forum! Big Grin

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