Cannot delete user who is spamming

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Cannot delete user who is spamming

Postby gemilang » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:23 am

My board is probably being hacked as I can't delete a particular user who is spamming. The user use a name "Guest" but when I hover my mouse over, the URL points to

Clicking it points to a page that says "The forum you selected does not exist."

Also The requested user does not exist when I tried to search via Manage users in the admin Control Panel too.

How do I delete this user and all this posts?
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Re: Cannot delete user who is spamming

Postby HB » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:36 pm

My guess is that you're board wasn't hacked, but you accidentally enabled guest posting. There's lots of threads on phpBB about this, e.g.: ... &t=2132466

You can clean things up with the phpBB STK: Be aware there is a STK problem with phpBB-seo that I've worked around with a minor change: ... .-t_101744
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