This is a powerful Administrators tool for the bulk banning or deletion of user accounts. It will display up to 100 users per page depending on access level and setting chosen giving an Admin with Ban privileges the ability to ban or delete multiple selection of user accounts. With built in Spam Rate, it give a site admin a quick glance at the member accounts and any content all in one place.
User Control - This is a list of all members with a lower post count than post threshold (see settings).
Group by IP - This will display all IP addresses that have 2 or more members using that IP.
IP Lookup - Enter an individual IP address to view any members using that IP.
Members IP - Enter User ID to view all IP addresses used by that member since they joined.
User ID Lookup - Enter a Users ID to view all content posted by that member.
Inactive User - Lists all users who never logged in by default. Use dropdown to view different timescales.
Admin Rights - View all Rights attributed to Administrators *
Month Stats - Displays a registration statistics by month
Added setting to turn off nav icons for narrow themes.
Various bug fixes
Auto detection of installed Shoutbox
Various bug fixes
v1.20 - Major Upgrade
Added Admin Password requirement as extra precauiton.
Added Members IPs Search.
Cleaned up "GROUP columns" errors.
Added landing page with latest members and visits stats.
Added Version Server.
Added prevention of accidentally blacklisting Admins IP.
Added logging of last Admin to use it.
@ SG, Well, whatever works for you is fine.
I've been running UC with the spam rate function here and elsewhere for 7 months now and it works as it should on all sites.
User Control was originally developed to help combat the spam wave we had last July when our new registrations per day went from 10-15 to nearly 200. Spam Rate is just a guide, it's not definitive. It's to be used in conjunction with other information to get an overall picture of an account.
Example; If "Joined" and "Last Visit" are only seconds apart, it's most likely a bot even if there's no sig.
Joined: 8/03/2011 02:58
Last Visit: 18/03/2011 03:08
Web URL: http://mybigfatseosite.com/seo
Even though it generates a spam rate of only 1, I would still regard this as a spam account and kill it.
It'll also catch multi accounts using the one IP, sometimes it's a genuine reason like a school or university but generally it's not.
It's a judgement call as to whether it's a genuine signup or not. If you're not sure, leave it for a while and use the "Inactive Users" page at a later date to see if any suspects return. The bot writers are getting cleverer all the time, some bots will just sign up and return at a later date to populate the profile. Some will post a generic forum post to make it look like a genuine person.
UC was written for a standard install, there was no way I could foresee all the various modifications and other Addons that some members have. I realise it's a "reactive" system, not a "proactive" one. But, so far no one has invented the perfect spam/bot killer.
@ GH, I've no idea why it wouldn't defuse. It's been thoroughly tested that problem never arose. It looks like SG tried to infuse without first defusing the old version. The settings field names have changed, that's why an update infuse won't work.
Mixing of GROUP columns (MIN(),MAX(),COUNT(),...) with no GROUP columns is illegal if there is no GROUP BY clauseMixing of GROUP columns (MIN(),MAX(),COUNT(),...) with no GROUP columns is illegal if there is no GROUP BY clause
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