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From Alexandro Colorado <>
Subject Re: Link to oooforum
Date Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:15:26 GMT
This might sound a bit out there, but a greasemonkey script can be done to
program the check out and delete of all the post related to the handful of
That way it could automated and ran all night.
Another extension is iMacros

Which I guess is near your field Mr Macros guy ;)

On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <> wrote:

> Although I am able to remove the account, all that does is convert the
> posts to have a "guest" user. I wish it did remove the posts as well.
> On 08/31/2014 09:41 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>> Can't you just remove the spamer account with all his posts?
>> On 8/31/14, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak <> wrote:
>>> More accurately, the owner is generally non-responsive (he is really
>>> busy and does not have much time for a hobby forum).
>>> The forum is currently hosted on machines that prevent him from granting
>>> admin rights to the forum proper and I assume that he does not have
>>> things properly virtualized to allow sufficient access to update the
>>> forum proper (and no time to make this happen).
>>> The problem with fighting the spam is that the moderators and "admins"
>>> are fighting spammers that can compromise the old forum software at will
>>> so with a volume of spam bots posting at will, it is a losing battle.
>>> The owner told me on the phone that he was willing to do something about
>>> this (like allow a transfer, or help, or something), but I understand
>>> that he was not responsive when he was contacted again. When I last
>>> called him just to see if he was alive (really, I thought he might have
>>> died), he was surprised that the site had not been functional in about a
>>> month and said that he had not seen my email to him. For all I know, it
>>> was auto-filtered to spam.
>>> I was just looking at the site, and, the first spammer listed had over
>>> 500 spams posted. The only way I have to remove spam is one thread at a
>>> time. So, I would need to spend at least an hours (if I were able to
>>> remove 1 thread every 6 seconds manually). That is a single spammer /
>>> user. It would be more doable if I were able to simply remove every
>>> message from a specific user, but I don't have that ability.
>>> On 08/31/2014 05:23 PM, Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>>>> So you got feedback from them, and they denied?
>>>> I mean this forum could need some help, the download widget on the
>>>> cover still point to 2.4.0 and many links are abandoned projects like
>>>> OOoMath and such.
>>>> On 8/31/14, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:
>>>>> On 31/08/2014 Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:41:29 -0500 Alexandro Colorado  wrote:
>>>>>>> I can volunteer to admin the forum and police it for spam.
>>>>>> As I recollect the flood of spam was such that it defeated several
>>>>>> experienced moderators working together. It may be impossible for
>>>>>> moderator to handle on his own.
>>>>> I know you both know, but for the benefit of the casual reader, we are
>>>>> not talking about the official forum, but about a third-party forum
>>>>> which is not under control of the project. We started some talks to
>>>>> tell
>>>>> the maintainers that we may help if needed, but we haven't come to a
>>>>> conclusion yet. So the project does not have access to that forum and
>>>>> can't promote users to moderators.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>      Andrea.
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