Having recently completed a transition from OJS 2.48 to 3.114, I’m now beginning to tackle a number of other issues with our OJS install and our journals program generally.
Unfortunately, our OJS3 installation was done without my prior knowledge and I spent most of November-January quickly training our users, setting up new customizing sites and generally getting these journals ready for the new install’s launch. That said, things that I might have wanted to do did not get done before launch.
Specifically, I was hoping to clean our user database with its massive number of spam/junk accounts. Due to the high number of such accounts (some 36k which were associated with a long since removed journal), I was hoping to be able to edit the user database directly and replace the file in the directory.
Thus, two questions:
- Am I way off base in thinking this to be a viable means for doing it?
- Is there a better way of removing spam accounts?
Having such a large number of these users makes the “merge users” method rather an unviable one, obviously.