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XF 1.4 Need to remove URL of deleted thread

#1
Hi

I was recently attacked by a number of spammers who added a load of rubbish onto my forum.

For example:-

http://phobiasupportforum.com/commu...ll-album-download-zip-torrent-leak-2017.1138/

I delete the thread but the URL still remains. I want to get rid of the URL as well - I have hundreds of these, what is the quickest way to get rid of them?

The spammers added links from their sites to the forum using the URL of the threads I have since deleted. Google is on my case now so I need to get this sorted asap.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
What do you man by "get rid of the URL"?

The thread doesn't exist so there's nothing left to delete.
 
#3
The URL remains in google's cache. It will be cleared soon enough.

However, if you have these links in other posts/signatures etc, then Google will raise warning about 404s. Just remove those content links if there are any.
 
#4
Thanks for your help.

I don't have these links anywhere else - they are only on the spammers sites.

When I click on the above link for example it is still the deleted URL even though it comes up as a error but I presume this will disappear soon from Google's cache?