Comments appear without my approval (6 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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