A script to remove comments from specific users, a.k.a spammers


Lately LH has been experiencing a lot of spam comments. These are usually generated from specific users. Ryan Bigg was nice enough to write a script using mechanize to delete comments from specific users. I use it sometimes to delete the spam and in case I can't get to it, please do use it to get rid of the spam comments.

The script --> https://gist.github.com/53f8a67c0a8854b45a2c

Also I had opened a ticket (now closed) on LH regarding the spam. Maybe they need more pestering to add more protection! :smiley: The ticket here --> Lighthouse: Discussion

P.S It goes without saying that you need to be careful with the user id's otherwise legitimate comments might get deleted! :slight_smile: And also you need the authorization on Rails LH to delete comments for this script to work. :wink:

Cheers, Rohit Arondekar http://rohitarondekar.com