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  • I’m in the process of setting up a blog at http://mabelfigworthy.co.uk/fof/. As I want to moderate all comments before they are published, in Discussion Settings I’ve checked:

    E-mail me whenever: Anyone posts a comment
    A comment is held for moderation

    But it doesn’t.

    Could this be because so far, I am the only one posting comments and it recognises me as being the Administrator? If so, do I need to create a separate user in order to test my comment settings?

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  • and uncheck the option
    Comment author must have a previously approved comment

    helps u

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Could this be because so far, I am the only one posting comments and it recognises me as being the Administrator?

    If you are logged in, yes.

    If so, do I need to create a separate user in order to test my comment settings?

    Try just logging out and submitting a comment.

    @ esmi — thanks, it turns out that being logged in as the Administrator was indeed the problem. I had to create a separate user, because my settings are that you can’t post a comment unless you are registered and logged in.

    Can I ask, is it a good idea to require registration before people can post? Will it put people off? Will they simply not bother? Does it help at all against Spam? Or should I say anyone can comment, but that all comments will have to be approved?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can I ask, is it a good idea to require registration before people can post?

    Well – it could reduce the amount of spam you get.

    Will it put people off?

    Yes.

    Or should I say anyone can comment, but that all comments will have to be approved?

    As an absolute minimum, yes. I’d also suggest activating Akismet and installing http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

    hi, i have the same problem, except that mine isn’t because i’m logged in as an administrator.

    i’m just not getting notifications for comments via email even after checking the right boxes (and i don’t use any moderation for mine). i’m currently on wordpress 3.3.1

    it was working fine before then one day it just stopped. i don’t know what happened- i’m happy to look into codes if anyone has any suggestions! i don’t know any html or code but happy to try 🙂

    Hello,
    I have been receiving the same problem as posted multiple times. The specific problem is not receiving notifications when an individual posts a comment. This section used to work and notifications have stopped. I am the author of either posts or blogs on pages and set as admin.

    First, I am using WordPress 3.5.1 and have checked or verified items such boxes checked to receive notification. The notifications were sent to the email address that is listed in the users area. The notifications stopped working around August 2012. I see similar discussions on this topic such as the comment section is being worked on. Please update me at phjohan@hotmail.com for solutions or specific tips.

    Thanks – Peter

    Something to add about notifications. I receive an email when a comment is required for moderation but I do not receive emails for non-moderation comments.

    I have the same problem of not getting email notifications. I have the correct box checked to send me notifications and I have my correct email under users. Whoever figures this out and updates phjohan@hotmail.com please me me know too at susanvogt1@gmail.com
    URL: http://www.susanvogt.net/blog

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