How to approve 200K comments in one swoop


No recent updates on this blog, ignored it for some time now and welcomed by 223,717 pending comments. Now what would be the best and easy way to take care of them in one swoop ? Simple !! Mark all as Spam and Empty Spam folder, I doubt WordPress will be able to tackle this task and might see server screaming ! But only way way to find out what happens next…… Spam comments here I come !


Stupid Spam Comments !Idiocy at play !

Everyone, probably, if they find time to go through their spam comments in wordpress, will find some comments very funny and few that reflect a lack of brain power of the commenter(s) (which apparently are either bots or someone hired idiots for spamming ).

Here is a nice little example of one of an idiotic comment.

For the topic : Swine Flu

this was one of the comment waiting approval in the junk box :

Melanie Ratajczak
Submitted on 2010/02/11 at 5:55pm

Thanks for sharing the link – but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody have a mirror or another source?

I was like please atleast spam in the right category, if you are going to spam in the first place !! Anyways feel free to email the person/bot mentioned above to use some brains next time.

There are others that make no sense either !

Example :

“I was reading something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your position on it is diametrically opposed to what I read earlier. I am still contemplating over the various points of view, but I’m inclined heavily toward yours. And irrespective, that’s what is so super about modern democracy and the marketplace of ideas online.”

Posted on : My Dream Machine

And the list goes on and on, feel free to share your stupidest comments you seen from spammers on your blogs or articles, for there is no cure for Idiocy, but is rather entertaining at times, depending on the situation of-course.


Blogs & Blogging – How it works for a business – IABC Social Media Conference

This long blog post is all about blogging, so grab a box of popcorn (or a cheeseburger) if you are interested to know more about blogs. Recently I was presented with rather interesting opportunity involving speaking about blogs and what you can do with them.  IABC Saskatoon  organized “Social Media 2.0” event aimed at providing more insight into the working of various “tools” available for companies that they can use to boost  their social presence. More details of events can be found at IABC’s website: “IABC Social Media Conference”.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional writer, so you will see weirdness in the sentences as usual  J , bear with me or you can put some music on, to make it less painful in case you are still interested to proceed further.  Do not worry copyright found at the bottom, I did not forgot about that :).

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk a bit more about blogs and what I had to share to a very keen group of wonderful ladies, who were kind enough to put up with whatever I had to sayJ. If anyone from that discussion is reading this post, do not worry there was no “jibber-jabberish” thing said. I tried to stick to the plan of not making myself look like a foolJ. I think it worked but dunno will wait for the survey results. I will try to post the results or stats I should say when they are made available to me.

Before you guys lose interest there you can contact me via my site: , the email from there comes directly to me, one thing about the web I learnt the hard way is, ‘not to mention my email address on sites’.  Doing that, acts like a magnet for spammers/bots that will not stop at any cost. So, a simple tip do not put your email address on any random website, try to create an image if possible and link to that instead, or maybe insert image if you are allowed to on that particular site. Avoid the normal format of ‘’ …. Ok that name sounded interesting, hence just ended up buying it even before I could complete this post. I have an idea for that domain already. Will share, more info in separate post.

I do regret that at the social media event those who were talking about a topic did not get a change to go around to different tables to discuss about technologies they have not interacted with. For example, me!! I wanted to check out the Twitter session, but alas that was not to be.  Hopefully one day I will get around learning more about Twitter and how it works. Have used instead Digg and other social bookmarking sites (which is what I think Twitter is). Facebook, I was not really much interested in, for I do not like Facebook much one of the many reasons is listed in one of the other posts here at bloggy.  I wished that there would have been a round set aside where all the speakers get to meet up and discuss and learn about technologies they have not used. More time for each individual table per round would have been excellent, because I had some serious session going and quite interesting questions were raised. Knowledge sharing was what interests me the most. I realized that few know of blogs as “what a 17 year old would post on”, I am thinking now, maybe that is what the younger generations call “myspace” , a personal blog?

Few things about blogs and examples of how it can be used to power your business/website:-

  1. Blogs if setup right can be used to power your entire site. Example(s): my personal webhosting company, << where the social event took place. Just a note to self and webmaster of IABC to update the WordPress backend. It’s outdated and not really secure.
  2. Blogs add additional features to your website, which normally are not available in simple site that are just html pages. Features include:
Blogs Webmastering

7 hrs to get google indexed ! Scrap that 28 minutes to get Google Indexed !

I might be off here with the hrs. maybe 6 hrs. ? But the most recent post about  SEO Compatibility Certificate was on google’s search result in 7 hrs., hence the title “7 hrs to get google indexed !”  Now that is uberly cool I think 🙂 . Lets see when google indexes this post .

Instead of making it a 2 liner post, why not add more ?

Well today decided to finally upgrade my wordpress version here on bloggy bloggy to the latest version 2.8.6 ,  I am sure that in a week or lesser time there will be another wordpress update coming in. So get ready to upgrade again. WordPress is great tool but I wish that it would not have to go through all these updates/patches every  2 weeks or so, now I gotta check for my plug ins upgrades, and upgrade them too at the same.

UPDATE: Took about 28 minutes (or when i checked to be frank to see it in google results, excellent now that is one fast GoogleBot even faster than speedracer I would say)