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Offline lucadanieli

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How to remove all posts of one user
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:00:59 AM »
Hello,

I have a spam user. I removed it, but it didn't ask me to remove all its posts. Now I have just the posts and not the user. How can I solve the issue?

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Luca

Offline Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

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Re: How to remove all posts of one user
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 10:29:21 AM »
If there are lots of those posts around probably easiest if you create a dummy user, reattribute posts to that user, then delete the dummy user and posts at once.
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Re: How to remove all posts of one user
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 12:03:20 PM »
Thank you Aleksi.
How can I? In my Administrator -> Members, I do not have an option to create a dummy user.

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Re: How to remove all posts of one user
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 12:13:00 PM »
Admin -> Members -> Registration -> Register new member :)

You can create a "dummy" user account from there.
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Re: How to remove all posts of one user
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 12:32:10 PM »
Great, done!
Where should I go to reattribute the posts to the user?

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Re: How to remove all posts of one user
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 12:35:07 PM »
Admin -> Maintenance -> Forum maintenance -> Members :)
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