Can Vanilla do this?
I set up a forum recently for a new product/service. I erred on the side of prudence and subjected every post to approval. Just as well. For every genuine post I had 50+ spam posts. That perhaps is something I have to live with. However, what got to me was how difficult the forum software I had chosen made it for me to administer the forum. Amongst the things I could not do
a. Set it up to automatically reject posts containing certain words - based on my experience thus far words I would like to use to automatically block messages include: anything to do with medicines, prescription drugs, dating/mating sites, any mention of money etc.
b. Bulk select a whole lot of spammy messages for deletion - every single message I had to delete required 5 clicks!
In the end I was obliged to suspend all new posts/memberships to the forum and cast around for an alternative. My researches have turned up vanilla and it sounds good. However, before I take the plunge I would like to establish if Vanilla comes with tool that make it easier to administer spam and to silently suppress posts that contain one or more words/phrases from my own defined list.
I'd be most grateful for any help and feedback on this.