Make Discussion Settings > Comment Blacklist retroactive
|Reported by:||thomas.galvin||Owned by:|
I've found that I often receive many spam comments at the same time, all with very similar content. If the spam filters don't catch them, I manually mark them all as spam, and then try to add the common, "duh, yes, this is obviously spam" text to the Discussion Settings > Comment Blacklist.
For example, if I received the following comments:
- Buy cheap toner cartridges!
- We have toner cartridges cheap!
- You won't believe the prices on these toner cartridges!
- TSA-fooling toner cartridges real cheap!
- etc etc, a few dozen more times
I would manually mark them all as spam, then add "toner cartridges" to the blacklist, to stop these comments in the future. I also do the same with IP addresses that have flooded me with spam.
It would be nice if there was a way to make the blacklist retroactive, so that it would go through all of my existing comments and automatically spam the ones containing the offending text.
I realize that this is basically what a bayesian filter is supposed to do, but I have found that I am often able to identify patterns that the filters miss.