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  • 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

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  • 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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