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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9077 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

add a note that the URI counter doesn't include the poster's URI in the count

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Milestone: 2.8 Priority: lowest
Severity: trivial Version: 2.7
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Regarding these words on wp-admin/options-discussion.php:
"Hold a comment in the queue if it contains or more links. (A common
characteristic of comment spam is a large number of hyperlinks.)"

I read in
http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/12/02/battling-comment-spam-human-versus-human/
that "the URI counter doesn't include the poster's URI in the count".

Therefore a note should be added to that effect, for users to see on
that admin page.

Change History (7)

comment:1 ionfish5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

comment:2 jidanni5 years ago

  • Cc jidanni@… added

comment:3 hakre5 years ago

  • Priority changed from normal to lowest
  • Severity changed from normal to trivial

where would you like to have that note displayed on screen?

comment:4 hakre5 years ago

  • Keywords reproter-feedback added

comment:5 hakre5 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; reproter-feedback removed

comment:6 jidanni5 years ago

I must apologize that I am now retired from wordpress and my mind is a
million miles away and I don't remember much, so you'll have to take
it from here.

comment:7 hakre5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch reporter-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think all this is a simple missunderstanding. The comment on the site jidanni was referring to just has the text for clarification. That is a super-sugar-surplus-information. To tell you the truth, I never thought that the homepagelink counts. I assume this is more or less an documentation issue. As already written in help text for that input element: "Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [_2_] or more links. ". It is clearly spoken here that it counts the link in the comment (not in the comment-posters meta data).

Clarification must then not be given in the UI but this might be a nice info to have in codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Comment_Moderation

Since it is documented here and everybody can edit codex, I close this as worksforme.

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