Without digging around in the DB, is there a way for an admin to easily see registered users on an instance?

I turned off admin approval for new accounts, and a few people have registered, but aside from the initial email, I have no easy way to see who they are or what their activity has been.

  • JackFromWisconsinA
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    1 year ago

    It would be good to see new member sign ups, for moderation. Being able to see member names and clicking into their post history would be very useful to block spam bots and unwelcome folk without having to have applications.

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      From my experience onboarding here, its pretty much impossible to tell a spambot from a username alone, many of them don’t look generated nowadays. Without an application, they’ll instantly be able to post spam too, which is the goal.

      A registration application with a series of questions tho, has stopped them completely… they can’t read through the questions and so its very easy to deny them.

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        1 year ago

        The problem I have with that is that if I have to approve someone, it can take up to 12 hours sometimes, and that generally means we’ll never see them again

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            1 year ago

            I think that could work well on an instance like lemmy.ml, where a new post not federating isn’t a barrier to interaction.

            But on my instance for example, at the moment, there is 1 active user, 2 semi active users and around 10 registered users that have never participated. If a new user posted to my instance and their reply didn’t federate, they would get very little interaction.

            Would it be possible for it to federate the person’s post with a content review flag, so that admins could decide on an instance by instance basis whether they display content from non approved new users?

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          1 year ago

          One thing you could do, is go into your admin settings, and turn on the “email admins on new reports” setting, to get notified sooner.

          Because otherwise, you’ll never need to look at a list of users to find blogspammers; they’ll already have spammed your front page.

          • Ada@lemmy.blahaj.zoneOP
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            1 year ago

            I’ve caught several spammers after registration from the email. They seem to be registering and then idling for a period of time