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Comment Moderation bypassed by some users (11 posts)

  1. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Under Options >> General
    I have 'Anyone can register' & 'Users must be registered and logged in to comment' ticked.
    Under Options>> Discussions

    I have all the 3 settings ticked for "Usual settings for an article."

    And I have "Before a comment appears:
    1. An administrator must approve the comment (regardless of any matches below)
    2. Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
    3. Comment author must have a previously approved comment

    I had all three on when a user of level 01 wrote an article. I approved it and it was pasted. The 1st comment by the authour to the article was left to moderation, and i moderated it. The 2nd and third went without modertion due to the settings i had.

    But then I unchecked "Comment author must have a previously approved comment" and "Comment author must fill out name and e-mail". The user can still by pass moderation.

    Is there anyway to overcome this?

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, you could set the user back to level 0....

  3. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Would the user be able to write new posts after that?

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did you make sure to save the settings after you unchecked the boxes by clicking the 'update options' tab at the very bottom of the page?

  5. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ofcouse! I did that!

  6. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    NO offense meant,sometimes it's the obvious we over look. And with trouble shooting, got to start at the beginning.

  7. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I understand. Thank you very much.
    So, do you think I should change the user level to 0 and then back to 1 again?

  8. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wouldn't hurt. I've no experience with users levels, so I'm just throwing out general trouble shooting ideas.

  9. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Upon more clear investigation, I found out the follwings:
    Wordpress allows the Author of the Post to to comment, once the post is passed moderation. So, what I really wanted to do is, to have the author's comments as well moderated by the administrator before appearing on the posts. Is there a way to do that?

  10. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    So you want to approve someone to post,but then not be able to comment directly on their post?

  11. footfeetha
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    User A writes a post. It goes for moderation. Administrater moderates it. User A wants to comment to the post. Right now, User A's comment goes directly to it. But I want User A's comment to go to moderation as well. Just like any other users.

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