Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

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Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby ComposerRyan » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:05 am

Hello, I imported over 8,000 members from my SMF bridge over to Joomla, but I realized that I did not want to do that.  I want them to merge over to Joomla GRADUALLY as they login over time, because the mass member sync function provided by SMF caused problems with membergroups, etc.  Most of the users are over 2 years old anyway and a result of spam too.

So, I want to start fresh and simply delete ALL 8,000 members but I don't see a mass delete button.  The only way I see to do it is to use the user manage and delete them 50 at a time...which would take, uh, FOREVER.

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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby Tonie » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:48 am

These are the tables with user information in it. You would need to do mass removes with a sql command without deleting admin and other accounts you like. http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic ... l#msg74944

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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby pe7er » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:51 am

Do not *bump* your threads, please see the forum rules: http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,65.0.html

If you have phpMyAdmin access to your database, you can empty some tables:

jos_users
jos_core_acl_aro
jos_core_acl_groups_aro_map
are all used by Joomla for managing the users...
I do not have the SMF tables at hand that contain the SMF user info
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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby ComposerRyan » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:59 am

Sorry Peter for bumping my topic...

If you have phpMyAdmin access to your database, you can empty some tables:

jos_users
jos_core_acl_aro
jos_core_acl_groups_aro_map
are all used by Joomla for managing the users...
I do not have the SMF tables at hand that contain the SMF user info


Okay, if I just empty out these tables though, it would also empty out my admin account too, right? (I have NO experience with MYSQL whatsoever...)

Is there a mass delete users script that I could use?

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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby Websmurf » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:05 am

Also, a neat trick, open up your usermanager and change the url:

from:
administrator/index2.php?option=com_users&task=view

to:
administrator/index2.php?option=com_users&task=view&limit=1000

Then you can use the regular delete function
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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need to delete them all.

Postby pe7er » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:56 am

Websmurf wrote:Also, a neat trick, open up your usermanager and change the url:
to:
administrator/index2.php?option=com_users&task=view&limit=1000

Thanks for sharing that trick!
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Postby coolbung » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:04 am

Old trick... works flawlessly in a new bottle (J 1.7)

Thanks a lot Websmurf
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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need t

Postby tonytimms » Mon May 11, 2015 2:54 pm

By using this trick to remove registered users can i be sure that it will not remove my admin rights?

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Postby coolbung » Mon May 11, 2015 2:57 pm

Yes. Joomla will not delete your own user.

To make it simpler you can set the filter to see only the Registered users and delete them so the Admin does not get selected.
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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need t

Postby tonytimms » Mon May 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Hi coolbung. The list of registered users is now showing and have selected all but they won't delete. Is there another trick to this?
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Postby coolbung » Mon May 11, 2015 3:24 pm

what happens when you try to delete ? If you get a white page, try to reduce the limit and try again.
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Re: Mass delete members? I have 8,000+ members and I need t

Postby tonytimms » Wed May 13, 2015 8:10 am

Hi coolbung, it seems I was being a bit too ambitious. I reduced the limit and they all deleted ok.
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