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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 2 months ago

#18417 closed feature request (wontfix)

Comment whitelist in discussion settings

Reported by: danielbachhuber Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Currently, there are methods for automatically flagging comments for moderation or blacklisting comments, but there's no way to auto-approve comments that meet a certain criteria.

In Discussion Settings, it would be nice to have "Comment Whitelist" option to automatically approve comments from a specific IP address, using a specific email address, or matching certain keywords.

One use case: a conference or workshop where lots of people are posting comments from the same IP address often invokes the "Slow down, you're posting too fast" message. Instead, we should be able to add the IP address to the whitelist (possibly temporarily) so that everyone can comment without hitting the restriction.

The concern I can think of is that this would add another large paragraph box to the Discussion Settings view.

Change History (2)

comment:1 follow-up: westi3 years ago

I think it might actually be better to remove some of these options from the UI rather than add new ones.

In general they are not an effective way of fighting comment spam.

The specific use case of whitelist'ing an IP to allow faster commenting sounds like something better implemented as an activate and forget plugin without a UI than a core option.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 johnbillion2 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to westi:

The specific use case of whitelist'ing an IP to allow faster commenting sounds like something better implemented as an activate and forget plugin without a UI than a core option.

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