[aur-dev] Removing spammer accounts

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Tue Apr 23 15:12:49 EDT 2013

On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:37:53PM +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> I analyzed recent additions to the AUR user database in the hope of
> finding a way to delete all spammer accounts.
> [...]
> My suggestion is:
> 1. Set the password field of these accounts to "", so that they will no
>    longer be able to login. They can still use the password reset form.
> 2. Delete all accounts that still have an empty password field in ~2
>    weeks.

Purged. I will make up (and execute) a SQL query to sync the number of
votes, which are stored separately, later.

> If there are any objections or alternative suggestions, please let me
> know. Otherwise, I will unset password fields before I re-enable the
> registration form (on Tuesday, 2013-03-26).
> Regards,
> Lukas

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