Prune Users

Automatically delete user accounts based on their last activity
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kasimi
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Prune Users

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Post by kasimi » 11 Nov 2016, 16:29

phpBB extension - Prune Users

This extension deletes user accounts (including posts) whose last activity was before an adjustable amount of time. Founders, inactive accounts and bots are ignored.

A new option is added in ACP -> Board Features: Users whose last activity was before this amount of time will be deleted. Examples:
  • Enter 1 hour if you wish to delete user accounts who haven't been active for at least one hour.
  • Enter 2 days if you wish to delete user accounts who haven't been active for at least two days.
  • Enter 4 weeks if you wish to delete user accounts who haven't been active for at least four weeks.
  • Enter 6 months if you wish to delete user accounts who haven't been active for at least six months.
  • Enter 2 years if you wish to delete user accounts who haven't been active for at least two years.
You need to specify the time in English. Leave the field empty if no user accounts should be deleted (default value). The cron task runs once an hour.


Requirements
  • PHP at least 5.3.3
  • phpBB at least 3.1.0-b1
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Latest version: 1.1.1
https://github.com/kasimi/phpbb-ext-pru ... ses/latest


How to install, update and uninstall extensions: https://www.phpbb.com/extensions/installing/
Install path: ext/kasimi/pruneusers

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Re: Prune Users

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Post by colinshead » 29 May 2017, 16:40

This extension is potentially mighty useful.

Could an update permit pruned (i.e. deleted) user topics to be retained rather than deleted (as an option) ?

Could an update permit pruned users to be set 'inactive' rather than deleted, i.e. so that recovery is possible by an administrator ?

Can the time before prune be set in years in the ACP UI, i.e. is '1 year' equivalent to '12 months' ?

All the best

Colin

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Re: Prune Users

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Post by kasimi » 29 May 2017, 17:08

Glad you like the extension. :+1:
colinshead wrote:retained rather than deleted
colinshead wrote:'inactive' rather than deleted
Yes to both. I'll look into adding options for them.
colinshead wrote:set in years
Yes. I have updated the examples in the first post.

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Re: Prune Users

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Post by kasimi » 29 May 2017, 19:03

Fairly easy to implement. Please have a look at version 1.1.0 that adds both options, and another option to specify whether to delete or retain usernames on posts. :+1:

Remember to test the extension locally or with some test data before using it on a live board!

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Re: Prune Users

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Post by kasimi » 07 Jul 2017, 12:07

Version 1.1.1 is now available. It fixes a small bug that caused an empty IP in admin logs when cron is run from phpbbcli.php

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Re: Prune Users

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Post by terry2 » 08 Aug 2017, 12:52

Works well on 3.2.1 if any one is wondering.

Added after 9 minutes 41 seconds:
May be some thing for future use add a box to select a user id not to be deleted ? so if on a test board a test account would remain ?

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