Advanced spam cleaner

Admin tools ::: tool_advancedspamcleaner
Maintained by Ankit Agarwal
Advanced Spam Cleaner tool for Moodle
Latest release:
23 sites
12 fans
Current versions available: 7

This plugin helps admins to find and remove spamming users in Moodle. It supports various methods for spam detections, including akismet apis, which is used by most wordpress sites for spam detection. Also the plugin provides hooks, if you want to implement any other thrid party api, spam detection methods.

PS:- This is a tool to clean spam, it doesn't do any pro-active marking of spam (Yet!) .


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  • MD shot of me from his iphone4
    Thu, Aug 16, 2012, 4:54 PM
    Hi Ankit, thanks for this!
  • Sat, Apr 27, 2013, 8:22 PM
    FYI ... Just downloaded and installed and received the following error:

    "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in moodle/admin/tool/advancedspamcleaner/plugins/akismet/api.php on line 23"

    I fixed it by adding a semi-colon at the end of line 21.

    Thanks for the plug-in!
  • Mon, Apr 29, 2013, 1:58 PM
    Thanks Amanda for the report. I have fixed the issue and added a few other minor improvments on release 1.6.
  • Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 1:45 AM
    As soon as I install the plugin, I can't access the notifications page in administration anymore. I get a redirect error.
  • Mon, Dec 25, 2017, 1:01 PM
    Matthias, can you please create a proper report with the error you are seeing and your moodle version number?
  • Sun, Dec 31, 2017, 10:37 PM
    Dear Ankit
    I use Moodle 3.1.9. (PHP version 7.0). When I install the plugin, I get a redirect error because the installation process goes wrong. Bascially the following files are repeatedly called on, until you get an error from the browser:
    - index.php
    - index.php?cache=1
    - upgradesettings.php
    - index.php (and so on)
    This also means your notifications page stays broken until you remove the plugin.
    I didn't test the plugin on other instances or versions of Moodle.
  • Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 5:11 PM
    Mathias, would you be able to please make a legitimate report with the blunder you are seeing and your moodle variant number. Free Urdu Novels
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