Prune Users

Automatically delete user accounts based on their last activity
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Prune Users

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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.

3 new options are added in ACP -> Board Features:

prune_users.png

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
Download

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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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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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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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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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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Works well on 3.2.1 if any one is wondering.

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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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Re: Prune Users

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where is this? :roll: :?:
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Re: Prune Users

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The extension description in the first post was outdated. I updated it and added a screenshot of the settings. :+1:
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Re: Prune Users

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ivailo95 wrote: 06 Aug 2018, 19:48 where is this? :roll: :?:
The time is not correct

There is only "5"

:?:
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Re: Prune Users

Post by kasimi »

Good catch, Jan! @ivailo, you are missing the unit, it should be something like 5 hours, 5 days, 5 weeks etc.

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