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[Suggestion] Spam cleaner: also remove quoted spam

Walter

Well-known member
#1
The spam cleaner is wonderful, here a small suggestion to even improve it further:

Often users quote messages of spammer:

spammer: "buy watch x",
normal user replies with "don't spam our forum!"

It would be nice if I not only could remove the posts of the spammer but also the posts of other users who quoted his posts...
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#4
The spam cleaner is wonderful, here a small suggestion to even improve it further:
 
Often users quote messages of spammer:
 
spammer: "buy watch x",
normal user replies with "don't spam our forum!"
 
It would be nice if I not only could remove the posts of the spammer but also the posts of other users who quoted his posts...
The only problem I would see is if the member says something OTHER then quoting the member; they'd be losing the post the typed as well as a single comment.

I noticed it a lot, my users would comment about the spammer, but keep commenting on the thread at hand as well. 
 

Walter

Well-known member
#6
The only problem I would see is if the member says something OTHER then quoting the member; they'd be losing the post the typed as well as a single comment.
I always told the users: don't comment on spam threads or spam posts. If you choose to do, your post will be removed too. Your problem.
Sounds unfriendly, but it always worked.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#7
I always told the users: don't comment on spam threads or spam posts. If you choose to do, your post will be removed too. Your problem.
Sounds unfriendly, but it always worked.
That is -usually- my stance on it, but the site that had the most problems with spam was a support site, and I was unwilling to remove the posts that were a valid bug report, or a feature suggestion.

 
 
#8
I think it should be entirely possible to replace the <Quote></Quote> with post-number the same as the spam-post with something like <Quote>Deleted Spam Post</Quote>
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#16
This is about removing/changing the quote of spam threads, without deleting the users post.
I have misunderstood what OP was talking about. Anyway. I support the idea, if it can be done, although, the quote is contained in the post data, stored in the post table.