I’m just starting the move from another host, having exported/imported my blog, and I accidentally dragged with me a slew of comment spam that was pending moderation.
I want to delete all the spam, and won’t worry about a real comment being lost in the shuffle… however many, if not most, of these spam comments have no checkbox for author.
I tried using the automations to empty spam and check for spam, but could not complete the process because of these comments sans-checkbox and some “Oops, it must be Matt’s fault” error messages.
I saw that someone had similar trouble a year ago, but the happy helper did not say what he did to fix it. Just “Try it now”. I’d love to “Try it now”, and maybe the helper can complete the circle by saying what made that happen.