Automatically Approve Comments

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  • #96450

    tcatullo
    Member

    Hey, everyone.

    I was wondering, is there a way I can have it where when a comment is posted it doesn’t have to go into moderation for me to apporve it and it is just automatically apporved?

    Please let me know if I can do this. Thanks.

    #96733

    drmike
    Member

    Dashboard -> Options -> Discussion -> Uncheck the boxed labeled “An administrator must always approve the comment” and “Comment author must have a previously approved comment”

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #96734

    tcatullo
    Member

    Thanks! It worked perfectly.

    #96740

    timethief
    Member

    @tcatullo
    I hope you realize by removing comment moderation that you are inviting every spammer in cyber space to send spam bots to your blog.

    #96741

    drmike
    Member

    No, not really. Plus you still get a copy of the comment emailed to you.

    #96743

    raincoaster
    Member

    Comments moderation drastically lowers people’s eagerness to leave real comments. As long as Akismet works as well as it does, I wouldn’t consider it unless I had severe troll attacks on a blog other than raincoaster. It kills a conversation to be put on hold all the time.

    #96755

    drmike
    Member

    The thing is is that the note about moderation comes up after the comment is left. Kind of rude if you ask me.

    #96756

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s a point. If comments are going to be moderated, I far prefer to know in advance.

    #96758

    timethief
    Member

    Presumably people can read and take note that I clearly state on my blogs that all comments are moderated.

    #96760

    raincoaster
    Member

    What we’re saying is that it should say that automatically, on all blogs where comments are moderated. Currently it doesn’t.

    #96761

    drmike
    Member

    TT, I’ve never noticed that on your blog but I’ve got to admit that I’ve not looked for it either.

    Agree with Rain. Like right about the comment box.

    Hmm, I wonder if I can do that with my install? I get too many ideas around here…

    edit: Hmm, Gone to open up a trac ticket for regular wordpress

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