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XF 1.4 Spam Cleaner fails (huge # of posts)

#1
I've a spammer that managed to create 152,000 threads. Trying to run the Spam Cleaner results in an out-of-memory error from mysql. We found this issue because the db crashed due to a 10gb temp table that I assume Spam Cleaner was creating trying to process this massive amount.

Other than using standard mod tools to delete 20 at a time, what other safe options are there to clean this out?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
The spam cleaner isn't really designed to process that amount of data.
Generally it would be expected that a spammer would be picked up before anywhere near that number of posts had been made.

Your only course of action is likely what you are doing - to manually delete a significant number of threads/posts before running the spam cleaner again.
You can however do more than 20 at a time - you can use the Batch Update Threads function in the ACP to mass delete threads.
 
#3
Thanks Brogan, the Batch Update is exactly what I needed. A bit slow but at least I can set it up to do 200k at a time and walk away. :)