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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#54053 new enhancement

Multisite Users screen Mark as Spam status is not documented

Reported by: welcher's profile welcher Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.8
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: docs, multisite Cc:


This issue was brought up in the support forums -

I was also not able to find and clear documentation around what marking a user as spam actually means.

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Focuses multisite added

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

Thanks for the report!

Just noting there is some documentation for the "Mark as Spam" action on the Help tab:

The bulk action will permanently delete selected users, or mark/unmark those selected as spam. Spam users will have posts removed and will be unable to sign up again with the same email addresses.

Should this be clarified further?

#3 @farterazvan
3 years ago

Hi Sergey,

I think that information is enough for the purpose of documentation.

My original message:
"I was wondering what else this status does besides the fact the user rows are colored yellow.
I found some things regarding Askimset learning based on those users marked as spam, but I am not yet certain what it learns."

I found some threads on forums talking about "Training Akismet" when marking spam, to improve it's data set or something similar. That was for comments. I was curious if that one is also for users, but I think that's out of scope

Thanks for looking into this!

Can you close it? I'm not yet used to WP Trac :)

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