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SamF

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I've done a search, but this doesn't appear under "spam" anywhere.

How can I delete all comments made by a specific user? I've gotten hit by a ton of spam, and will install the captcha, but for now need to get rid of it. I would have thought that maybe this would be accessible when I clicked on the Users admin, or maybe the Stories admin, but I don't see anything.

Thanks!
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Dirk

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There's a Mass Delete Comments option in the Spam-X plugin just for that case.

It doesn't filter by user, though, but by content. Since it's spam, you should be able to find a few spammy keywords or phrases that you can feed to Spam-X first. Then use that option to get rid of the comments.

bye, Dirk
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SamF

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Quote by: Dirk

There's a Mass Delete Comments option in the Spam-X plugin just for that case.

It doesn't filter by user, though, but by content. Since it's spam, you should be able to find a few spammy keywords or phrases that you can feed to Spam-X first. Then use that option to get rid of the comments.

bye, Dirk

I tried that, and it didn't find anything. Maybe because it's all in Italian... :http://www.ai-tools.org/comment.php?mode=view&cid=24

Is there no way to delete by user?
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Ugh. xoomer.alice.it - I have had this in every blacklist on all of my sites for years now.

Does that not work? Add it to the personal blacklist.

bye, Dirk
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Ugh. xoomer.alice.it - I have had this in every blacklist on all of my sites for years now.

Does that not work? Add it to the personal blacklist.

bye, Dirk



Hmmm. I added "xoomer.alice.it" to the personal blacklist and tried "Mass Delete" and it said it found nothing.

Then I thought maybe it was looking for links that exactly matched the entry in the black list, so I added a regular expression one: ".*xoomer.*"

I then ran Mass Delete again but it still found no comments.
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Hmm, that should work (the simple form, that is). The only thing that I'm aware of that's not working is a Mass Delete by IP address - that was only fixed in 1.4.1.

You did add "xoomer.alice.it" to the "Personal Blacklist", didn't you?

bye, Dirk
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