A New Broom

I checked Pivot's support forums to see if there was any way to clean out large numbers of spam comments. As expected, someone else had raised the question. The answer was "manually." Well, I'm sorry, but deleting several hundred spam comments with at least three clicks per deletion is not a task I want to do manually.

So I did what any decent programmer would do and wrote myself a quick and dirty application to search and delete all the comments in a specified range. While I was at it, I added a function for disabling comments on old posts. (And when I eventually get around to migrating my blog to different blog software, I'll use the same code for exporting.)

I'll do what I can to minimize spam comments, but I don't dread them now, because the clean-up is quick and easy.