How can we manage fake users from OJS website

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

We are using OJS 3.0.1 version. We have thousands of members in our journal website. When I check the user section there are so many fake users listed. Please check the attached screenshot and suggest me. How can I remove permanently from our OJS website. If I remove users from the database, It can defect to our journal website or not? Or If I go for merging user option. How can I merge the multiple users?

Thanking you for your cooperation !

Suresh Rijal

Hi @sureshrijal,

I would suggest ensuring that CAPTCHA testing is enabled in to help prevent spam registrations. You can batch-merge users using tools/mergeUsers.php.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team