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Understanding Comments and Unapprove (6 posts)

  1. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've gone through all of the help and support documents and I can't find anything about "unapprove" comments. My blog isn't even public yet. I've just started inserting my old blogs into it and already I have more than 50 spammer comments from casinos and gambling joints. Stinkers #@$%()@!
    I'm working quickly on learning how to do the rest of the php and stuff associated with using WordPress and already I have to learn how to do plug-ins and add anti-spam stuff. What a pain and there isn't even a link on my site to this new blog. The spiders/robots they use found it any way. So nice to know that I have visitors, even if they aren't the kind of people I'd rather be associated with #-)
    So what is "unapprove" and how does it work for me?
    Lorelle

  2. Kitten
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Unapprove is a way of manually putting a comment into the moderation queue. So that it's not deleted, but not visible to your visitors.

  3. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So it doesn't delete it, it isn't visible to the visitors, so what good is it? Does it assign a value so that I can run a "delete spam" kind of thing later or what?
    Thanks!
    Lorelle

  4. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When the comment is automatically put into moderation, no one can see it but you (via the Edit/Awaiting Moderation menu). There are several enhancements for controlling SPAM. See this for more details: http://tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/spam/ .

  5. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    >>>http://tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/spam/<<<<
    EXCELLENT. That really helps. I'm still trying to understand what good "unapprove" does. It makes sense to edit or delete the comment, but what does "unapprove" do? Save it but put it in a holding pattern until you decide to use or delete it?
    Thanks,
    Lorelle

  6. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, Kitten, are you the same kitten who did the brilliant spaminator and spam words plug-ins? I had a terrible time trying to post a comment on your blog - told me I was a spammer. Yikes. After being hit by 155 spams on my first day with the software, I can understand getting tough with postings.
    Anyway, spaminator totally screws up my plugins.php file when activated. I'd love to use this, but maybe I'm doing something wrong.
    Dealing with spammers is obviously a serious full time effort for bloggers. I had no idea it was so nasty out there.
    Thanks,
    Lorelle

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