Feature Request "purge spam" (2 posts)

  1. dakar
    Posted 10 years ago #

    A quick feature request, would it be feasible to add a 'purge spam comments' in the admin panel for the next release of WP? I'd been noticing a rapid decrease in performance of my WP blog lately and wanted to blame my host, but instead found the problem.... 12K+ comments were marked as spam, after deleting these rows performance shot back to normal, since now it only has to parse a few hundred rows instead of thousands the latency is almost nill.

    I've posted a quick query that most should be able to run against their database to purge the spam comments and speed things up

    My post can be found at

  2. davidchait
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's a number of plugins that can nuke spam from the table. My latest CG-AntiSpam (unreleased) can do different types of flushes (full, partial based on type of spam, etc.) -- though I can't recall at the moment if the earlier release had that feature.

    I think the other plugin is Spam Nuker, by Chris Davis. You should be able to google for that... That's a faster solution (given my new release isn't due out for a bit!).


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