Comments in trash

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  • #3142647

    bluefishway
    Member

    Most new comments (and spam) in my recent post are going directly into my dashboard/comments/trash. These comments did not show up on my inbox and notifier
    Please look at My Site/Stats/Activity/pages 3 and 4. where there is a record of restore/approve comments and delete spam.
    I cannot see any changes in my dashboard/settings
    Please fix.
    Thank you in advance.
    Ralph
    https://bluefishway.com/

    The blog I need help with is bluefishway.com.

    #3142768

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi Ralph,

    Can you please make sure that any of those comments weren’t moved in the Trash because of some filters you have in your Comment Blacklist? To view the blacklist go to My Site > Settings > Discussion and scroll to the bottom of the page.

    #3142779

    bluefishway
    Member

    Hi fstat,
    The blacklist was created when I was hit by hundreds of spam in notifier a few years ago and has not been added to for years. The problem then was caused by my approving an anonymous comment. I could delete the blacklist. What do you think ?
    This recent post is the only time when most comments (and spam) automatically found their way into dashboard/comments/trash. No problem before.

    #3142907

    supernovia
    Staff

    Yeah, all of these comments are saying they were caught by your blacklist somehow. I noticed the string id is in the blacklist. That would fit any word the matches id including benign words like did. Try getting rid of the blacklist if you don’t need it anymore, and let’s see if the problem goes away.

    #3142923

    bluefishway
    Member

    @ fstat & supernovia
    Okay. I have completely cleared the blacklist and will update you when I next publish a new post.
    Thank you both for your help.
    Ralph

    #3142927

    Hi Ralph –

    That sounds great. We will be here :)

    #3143809

    bluefishway
    Member

    Thank you so much everyone. Comments are back to normal. You have definitely earned your pay check this week :)
    Ralph

    #3143933

    fstat
    Staff

    Thank you Ralph for your kind words :)

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