I flagged yet another spammer today, and found she had an older post that got by. This annoys me, since I want them gone and burninated like forgotten toast

SU and SE as a whole lets us search for text strings in posts - I notice that a few sites spam constantly and I figure if I can search for posts with links to them, I should be able to search for posts that link to example.com and get them. A search for spammysite.com will give me questions that have that string, but not embedded links with another text - something like "oh you can find an answer here".

Can we have the latter case searchable so we can better hunt for spam, or questions referencing specific sites?

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Searching with url:*example.com* will search for all posts containing the above URL, even if it is embedded

  • Nice. This should increase my efficiency at spammer flagging :)
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Aug 27, 2013 at 3:24
  • With the changes to the search engine lately, wild cards aren't needed anymore
    – slhck
    Aug 27, 2013 at 4:02

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