Spam queue doesn't distinguish between filter sources
|Reported by:||tellyworth||Owned by:||anonymous|
- On the Settings / Discussion tab, go to the Comment Blacklist box, and add the string "the".
- Post a comment containing the word "the". It will be caught as spam.
- Visit the Comments / Spam tab. Your comment is there, but there is nothing to indicate whether it was caught by the Comment Blacklist, or by Akismet, or by another spam filter.
Result: neither the user nor WordPress knows how to prevent that comment from being caught in future. Many users will forget about the Blacklist feature and assume their spam filter plugin is faulty.
Suggested fix: comments caught as spam should record the reason. This should be displayed to the user, and used internally by spam filter plugins to decide how to handle false positives.
Change History (10)
comment:6 Viper007Bond — 5 years ago
- Component changed from General to Administration
- Milestone changed from 2.8 to Unassigned
- Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement