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Comments appear without my approval (6 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A spammy test comment was posted visibly before I approved it. In fact, I had no messages in my moderation list, despite a notifcation email, even though my settings say:
    Before a comment appears:
    [checked] An administrator must approve the comment (regardless of any matches below)

    I get the proper email message, though, since the two spammy medications listed in the comment are on my Comment Moderation List, and I've said Hold a comment in the queue if it contains more than 3 links and this comment has four links :
    A new comment on the post #7 "What would you do for your faith?" is waiting for your approval
    Author : Michael McGinnis (IP: , ppp-69-150-43-179.dialup.stlsmo.swbell.net)
    E-mail : mccomment@biographiks.com
    URL : http://www.biographiks.com
    Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=
    To approve this comment, visit: http://homecomers.org/weblog/wp-admin/post.php?action=mailapprovecomment&p=7&comment=18
    To delete this comment, visit: http://homecomers.org/weblog/wp-admin/post.php?action=confirmdeletecomment&p=7&comment=18
    Currently 1 comments are waiting for approval. Please visit the moderation panel:

  2. NuclearMoose
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When you set your options, did you remember to click the UPDATE OPTIONS button?
    Yes, I know this sounds silly, but trust me, I've made lots of changes to my options before and I have often forgotten to click that button to save my new settings.
    Just a guess...you never know! :)

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, I made that mistake, and others too, but that's not the problem now.
    I noticed that when I change comment_moderation to Manual in General Blog Settings, it unchecks An administrator must approve the comment in Discussion options. Probably that will be fixed in the 1.3 version.

  4. Fahim
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Are you by any chance running an older version of WPBlacklist (like 1.2 or 1.21) or another blacklisting plugin as well? The old WPBlacklist had a bug in that it wouldn't notice a "hold" on a comment made by the WP core and would approve it if the comment passed the blacklist. If you are using WPBlacklist, then get the latest one from here: http://sm.farook.org/files/WPBlacklist261.zip

  5. mdmcginn
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, because I haven't had any spam yet. I just downloaded WPBlacklist and was going to install it when I needed it.

  6. mdmcginn
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Aha, I was running the plugin Optional Comment Moderation 0.3 by Colin D. Devroe. When I deactivated it, the blacklist and the moderation queue started to work. Colin, I see a few problems with that plugin, such as documentation...

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