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Marking forum topics as spam in bulk

  • Alex Luft


    Hi folks,

    Our forum is getting spammed by bots pretty bad, to the tune of 200-300 new spam topics per day. It’s a battle to clean it every hour.

    We have Akismet enabled and it’s picking up some of the spam topics on the bbPress forum. I feel like if I mark more of the spam topics as spam, Akismet will do a better job. But here’s the catch.

    The bbPress moderation page doesn’t give me the ability to mark topics as spam in bulk. I can only mark new topics as spam one-by-one, which makes moderation extremely more tedious and time-consuming.

    Is there a way to mark topics as spam in bulk (selecting multiple topics, and using the moderation drop-down)? I currently my only options in the drop-down are “Move to Trash” and “Edit”. I can mark bulk spam comments on our WordPress blog as spam, but not with bbPress.

    bbPress Version: 2.5.8
    WordPress Version: 4.4

    Thanks so much for any and all help!

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  • Alex Luft


    Wow, looks like Automattic has really let bbPress become a stagnant piece of software and community. Perhaps it’s time to look for another forum.



    Just ran into the same issue with 1000+ topics in the last three days. No good bot registration stopper. No easy way to bulk mark spam. No easy way to delete all topics from one user. Why?!?

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