first of all i need to say i am only a beginner so take it easy on me.
I spent some time away lately and when i returned my website was over run with spam, registrations and trackbacks.
My website is a chatting medium for a gaming group with Buddypress on it.
I got to work right away clearing out all the posts and users.
I disabled users from registering and deleted all pages.
I noticed that users were still managing to register so i deactivated the Buddypress plugin and added in a ironclad capthca. This seems to have haulted them. I have managed to clear the bulk of it from my main site. Now here lays the problem.
I have a network setup on my wordpress site but i am only using one website on it. although i have removed all the unwanted users from the website the Network admin dashboard still says i have 11,928 users.
I went into all users on the Network admin dashboard and started mass deleting them.. but i just realised that the number of users is not decreasing. Can someone explain to me why and how to fix it?
I would be grateful if someone could advise me on this and please go easy on me im pretty new to this.