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Hi. I get quite a lot of users spam-commenting links in my extras at adiumxtras.com. I'm reporting these comments as abuse, but perhaps there is an easier way to deal with this? Perhaps there should be a way for me to delete comments on my own xtras? Or mark a spamming user as a spammer (making their comments invisible)?

Don't know if there is someone I can contact directly regarding adiumxtras.com rather than post here?

Thanks.

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Yes, unfortunately, spam is pretty rampant.

I'll see if I can get you the required permissions to delete comments.
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It took me a while but I think Eric managed to hand you moderation permissions the other day. =-)
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I got a follow up question on this...it looks like spam postings are done regularly by a few specific users...is there a way to block these users or get their posting abilities revoked or something like that. Getting rid of spamming users would reduce a lot of the spamming.

Any suggestion on how to deal with this would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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I've been deleting the spammers again and again. I'm afraid that's all I can do. An Xtras author (http://www.adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=u ... r_id=43434) had offered to implement efficient anti-spam measures but it hasn't happened yet, unfortunately.
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I understand. That burninate checkbox is that how you delete users? I could help out if you want...I regularly go in to clean spam on my own themes, it would be easy for me to clean out spammers if I knew how to do it.
Just let me know.
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Yes, it is. Feel free to "burninate“ spammers. I think you’re seeing the checkbox because I asked the Project Manager a while ago to make you "Moderator" on the site. =-)

I hope there’ll be some progress regarding anti-spam measures soon.
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I've gotten two spam comments this week on my old Xtra: http://adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=xtras ... 472#c39625

I've tried to burninate with no success.
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I’ve removed many dozen spam accounts with their hundreds of comments. =-) Thanks for the heads-up!
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Just got another spam today, same extra. Burninating still no workie for me.
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And again, today.
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I burninated a large portion of spam accounts.
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Two more on the same link I posted above.
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Two more, reported for spam.
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Two more, reported.
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Two more, both reported...
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Thanks.
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Just reported another
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And yet another. What do I have to do to be able to burninate these guys? :-)
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And another...maybe I should just take the extra down?
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