this could be because for some f*** reason it can only delete like 100 users at a time…

so if you want to delete more than 300 users it won’t do anything.

this is another pain in the f*** ass when fighting spam bots.

what you can do is:

  1. login as administrator (of course)
  2. go to users and groups
  3. click on inactive users (which spam bots hopefully are in)
  4. select like 100 users to be displayed at a time, scroll down you can click on “Mark All” (next to “Unmark All”) to select all users
  5. select “Delete” in the bottom right corner of the dialog, this should ask you for a green confirmation and actually delete atleast 100 spam bot users at a time, repeat this for 1….100 times 😀 (HAVE PHUN!)


  • now go to prune users and find out, when SpamBot users started mass-overcoming-your-captcha before: 2016-10-01
  • on the prune users dialog at the very bottom you find the options that need to be activated before hitting submit
  • when you have hit submit you should get a list of “the rest” of the spam bots and can hit delete and hope you did not delete any user that is not a bot.



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