[pmwiki-users] what is the best way to clear out spammer droppings??

Neil Herber nospam at eton.ca
Thu Aug 11 13:08:48 CDT 2005

Now that the blocklist is working again and our recent spammer has been 
slowed down (stopped??), what is (are)  the best way(s) to remove their 

I have been using the RecentChanges page to find pages with no author, open 
them, open the history view, restore, sign, add summary and save. That is a 
lot of clicking and it has a major drawback: some shy authors do not sign 
their posts, so they end up looking like the spammer, and the history check 
is the only page that quickly shows they are not.

The other things I tried was doing a search for the spammers URL (not their 
IP, since you can't search for that). This works well at organizing the 
spam by group, but it still has the disadvatage of requiring the 
open/history/etc sequence.

One thought I had was some kind of custom search  for "spammer URL + 
history link" that would create links to the history page directly (rather 
than the page alone). This might be useful in a more general format such as 
"searchterm &extra_text_for_links" so I could say "spammerURL 

Are there any other shortcuts for getting rid of bags of spam?


Neil Herber
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Eton Systems, 15 Pinepoint Drive, Nepean, ON, Canada K2H 6B1
Tel: (613) 829-4668 

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