Topic: Cleaning Up Spam
I've been using CuteNews since 2008 and I modified it to ask a custom question to stop spammers. It has work for 4 years, but unfortunately a spammer modified their software to answer the question fields and I've been spammed on my site.
I remodified the code to change the answers so I hope this will stop the spamming for a while longer, but the question I have is, is there an easier way to clean up the spam?
I'm running UTF-8 CuteNews and in order to clean up the spam, I am placing a checkbox to each spam comment, one by one, so that I don't delete legitimate comments. I can't use the delete all button because it will delete the legit comments too.
My question is, is there a hack, or a utility that I can use to sort out the mess in the comments.txt file and clean out the spam efficiently?