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Old 02-24-2016, 02:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Someone with database access needs to delete all threads whose title contains that domain name.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:16 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Wow. I haven't checked in here too often, but did today to check on some reports...I started deleting a few hundred posts, but they are endless. Several hundred pages of spam posts, deleting them 20 at a time, could be a while. I wish there was a way to delete all posts by one user. Might speed things up a bit. I'll check back tomorrow and see if I can find some time to delete some more.
There's a bunch of nice people ready to help out here but most of all, we need Admin. without Admin, nothing can be done. PM's and emails do not seem to reach him. I'm not judging, these things happen. We all have lives outside this forum. If someone knows another way to reach him, now would be the time to do so.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:10 AM   #43 (permalink)
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That may be in Admin Tools, Bigdog. It's been so long that I honestly don't remember.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:38 AM   #44 (permalink)
 
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Someone with database access needs to delete all threads whose title contains that domain name.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:42 AM   #45 (permalink)
 
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Wow. I haven't checked in here too often, but did today to check on some reports...I started deleting a few hundred posts, but they are endless. Several hundred pages of spam posts, deleting them 20 at a time, could be a while. I wish there was a way to delete all posts by one user. Might speed things up a bit. I'll check back tomorrow and see if I can find some time to delete some more.
Is there a search function where you could put in the domain name that comes up in every post, then select all results and delete all?

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Old 02-24-2016, 06:23 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:41 PM   #47 (permalink)
 
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You spoke too soon, looks like they were just napping.
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:35 AM   #48 (permalink)
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OK, I discovered a way to prune all threads by a specific user, and think I deleted all the spam posts in 15 minutes, lol.

For Mods, go to the forum where the offensive posts are, then click on "forum tools", then under admin tools, click on "mass prune threads." That takes you to the moderator control panel, then scroll down and under "other options" you can enter the user name, then hit the "prune threads" button. Problem solved!

Yay! I'm sure they'll be back, but at least we can get rid of the threads quickly now.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:04 AM   #49 (permalink)
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OK, I discovered a way to prune all threads by a specific user, and think I deleted all the spam posts in 15 minutes, lol.

For Mods, go to the forum where the offensive posts are, then click on "forum tools", then under admin tools, click on "mass prune threads." That takes you to the moderator control panel, then scroll down and under "other options" you can enter the user name, then hit the "prune threads" button. Problem solved!

Yay! I'm sure they'll be back, but at least we can get rid of the threads quickly now.
Great find. Note to folks, we were made moderators but given no instruction manual. I helped give instructions to Chong the other day just so he knew how to ban someone.

I'll work on posts in the Banana Identification subforum now.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:10 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Frank, have you been banning them also?

I now see that prune function in the moderator control panel where I already have been going to ban folks, search common IP addresses, etc. Had no idea what "pruning" was in this context, but I like it!
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Forum has not looked as good as it does at the moment for quite a while. Thanks Bigdog and Harvey.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:07 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Frank, have you been banning them also?

I now see that prune function in the moderator control panel where I already have been going to ban folks, search common IP addresses, etc. Had no idea what "pruning" was in this context, but I like it!
Yes, I banned them too, if they weren't already. It was quite satisfying when it asked "prune 486 threads?" Yes! LMAO! I didn't even look in the other forums. Thanks, harvey. Hopefully this helps to make up for my absence as a moderator, lol!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:19 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Special thanks to the mod's for their hard work!
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:00 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Looks like you found the function.
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Old 02-25-2016, 03:34 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I recently did another type of pruning, this new pruner made me feel like Rambo in my fig orchard: https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics/...type=3&theater

This "pruning" feature in the moderator control panel that bigdog discovered makes us the Rambo fighting spammers.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:33 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Thank you guys!......


Forum moderators, harveyc and bigdog for the job well done!.....


Other forum members for the good suggestions and advices!....


At least the forum is back to normal!......
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:36 PM   #57 (permalink)
 
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I recently did another type of pruning, this new pruner made me feel like Rambo in my fig orchard: https://www.facebook.com/Figaholics/...type=3&theater
I bet that thing loves to eat fingers.
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Just did my first thread pruning job, SO SATISFYING! 100 pots deleted in seconds. Not a permanent solution but definitely manageable for now.

Thank you Frank!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:41 PM   #59 (permalink)
 
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Thanks, everyone. I don't post much here because I really don't know enough to have much to say, but I'm definitely an avid reader, and the forum has allowed my banana gardening to go from a naive, haphazard dabble into a well-informed, successful obsession (my poor husband). I was crushed when I thought it might collapse from all the spam, and am thankful it is back. Thanks!!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:32 PM   #60 (permalink)
 
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Thank you everyone that helped out with little hiccup with the org. Thank you moderators for all the banning and deleting. Thanks to the others for all the great ideas to fix the problem permanently.


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