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?


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 Aug 27 '13 at 3:24
  • With the changes to the search engine lately, wild cards aren't needed anymore – slhck Aug 27 '13 at 4:02

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .