I just spent 10 minutes deleting literally over a 1000 spam comments on my site. Luckily WordPress makes it fairly easy to catch them and delete them, and I haven’t even installed any special anti-spam plugins.

One thing that could help is a simple algorythm that says that:

IF many similar posts are posted in a short period of time (similar defined as: one of the post fields has identical text, or the post contains the same url), then it should flag them all and let me delete them all with one click. Now I have to scroll through pages of spam posts and delete them all.

A characteristic of spam is that it’s automated, and they try to spam a lot of your older posts at the same time, whereas a normal commenter never starts commenting on dozens of old posts at the same time.

But kudos to WordPress, it works pretty well out of the box.

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