profile info scanner plugin

Feature Requests
  • Hi,

    Every now and then, some folks create an account for their +18 job... We are a family-friendly forum, which I believe is the same for everyone here. Of course, we do not want search engines to pick +18 words from our website.

    We basically need a plugin that can scan the profiles (username, about, signature, email address, website etc.) weekly (or bi-weekly) with some keywords such as "escort" "call girl" "sexy" etc. ; and show us the profiles, so we can take care of them.

    We take "location" info during the registration process, and the map plugin is always active on the forum. Right now, the best and easiest way to find these spam users is "the map plugin"... Thanks to location input, I can locate them on our map from their profile picture and delete these users.

    However, every month, I am only deleting 10-20 spam users from the map, I do not know how much more is in the forum, and there is no easy way to look at these users since they do not have their "location" set on the profile...

    I am worried that over time with more and more spam users, google will associate our forum with these words. So, any suggestion is appreciated...

    One quick note... these spam users are not really active users, they create an account and put all their info on their profile (names, website, phone, address), and then leave the forum.

  • Global Moderator Plugin & Theme Dev

    What about just deleting a newly created account if it is inactive for a certain amount of time?

    Or hiding accounts from search engines if they don't verify their email?

    Or just adding all user profiles to robots.txt?

  • @PitaJ said in profile info scanner plugin:

    What about just deleting a newly created account if it is inactive for a certain amount of time?

    this is not possible for us, old users often come back to report back to the forum.

    Or hiding accounts from search engines if they don't verify their email?

    all these users verify their email addresses, but I would like to learn how we can hide the accounts (only username or all the info on the profile?) from search engines...

    Or just adding all user profiles to robots.txt?

    Can you please tell more about this?

    Is it possible to hide "usernames" from search engines? basically anything after an "@" sign? On a separate problem, users (who mistakenly use their real and full name while registering) sometimes email us to change their usernames because they do not want google search to show their full name on the forum. Unfortunately, we cannot provide them "full" solution, because when their usernames are tagged in other user's posts, changing username does not solve this problem...

  • NodeBB

    You can also use these fields in the ACP to prevent new users from adding those fields.

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  • @baris yes, this was our method; however, there have been many real new users who wanted to use those fields, and it was taking a lot of time for us to fill in their info manually, so we had to abandon this method.


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