Smilies cause comment moderation
|Reported by:||cimddwc||Owned by:|
Due to the new (in WP 2.7) use of apply_filters('comment_text', $comment) in function check_comment in wp-includes/comment.php, smilies in comments get expanded into their URLs and counted as external links - and then compared against the option comment_max_links. This of course causes legitimate comments that just have "too many" smilies to be unnecessarily put into moderation.
I don't know why this apply_filters call was added, but I suggest removing it (or somehow treating internal/smilie links differently) unless there are other good reasons for keeping it...