10k down and miles to goWell.
The easiest part of deleting the spam and spambots has been completed: over 10 000 spam reviews and comments have been deleted. I dearly wish that it was as simple as deleting the spam account and everything would go with it, but the comments weren't even visible on the profiles of the associated accounts. I have spent far longer than I ever expected going line by line through the database.
I cannot say for certain that I deleted all of them, as there were a few that I could not tell if they were true spam or just generic reviews. Please let me know if you have any remaining spam comments or reviews.
The next step is the more difficult task of deleting spam stories and the accounts that posted them. I've kept a list of the accounts associated with the deleted spam, so I have a starting point at the very least. I do hope it won't take as long as step one did, but I cannot say for certain.
The other thing is a mod-call. Are any of the old moderators still checking in, or do I need to find some new ones?
by priest on 26/03/17 - 08:34 pm