I'm having a comment moderation problem- comments to my blog are going into the moderation queue depending on the Name someone uses to post a comment, and not based on the email address they provide.
I was under the impression that a previously approved commenter would post immediately if they provided the same email address as the did on a previously approved comment. But their comment will only post immediately if they use the same name and email address.
I tested it and I had to enter the *exact* name I entered on a previously approved comment to get it to post without moderation, even though I used the same email address.
I'm wondering if this is something I have set improperly in the comments.php template.
here's my setup:
Before a comment appears:
OFF An administrator must always approve the comment
ON Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
ON Comment author must have a previously approved comment
I'm using Akismet.
I'll post my comments.php template if anyone thinks this might be the issue.
Any ideas? This is really bugging me.
what I'd really love is to be able to approve comments by IP Address instead...