"kotomi.tan...@gmail.com" <kotomi.tan...@gmail.com>, Wed, 7 Jan 2009 07:17:50 -0800 (PST):I was reading the Information Warriors handbook Terry uploaded here
and I came across this line: "6. newsocks – passive socks which have
logged on, at least once, but have made no substantial edits, and are
simply lying in wait."
This had me thinking (maybe not a good thing!) but I seem to see many
new sign-ups that do not post. That is not a bad thing in itself, as
they might be looking around, getting a feel before editing. The
problem is, once they drop off the recent changes page they are
I wonder if it would be possible to write a bot or something that
would automatically block users who have been inactive for, say, 3
months or more? I would not do a full IP block, just the user name, as
we do for "recreate your account".
I am suggesting a bot, because to sift through the user creation log
manually would probably take forever.