My 'comments' tab on the left hand side of the admin is showing 2,463 comments awaiting approval.
When I filter it down, turns out they are all 'pings' that are pending approval.
I have direct access to the database and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to trash all of those pending pings in one fell swoop.
DELETE FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_type = 'pingback';
DELETE FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_approved = '0';
Are they in another table besides wp_comments