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Opened 23 months ago

Last modified 23 months ago

#3352 new idea

Consider creating separate moderation settings

Reported by: r-a-y Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.6.0
Component: API - Moderation Keywords: dev-feedback


Blog comment moderation settings such as link limit and word moderatioon are now inherited in bbPress 2.6 (see #2861, #3266).

However, by default, WordPress sets the comment link limit to 2. Meaning if a user enters in two or more links, their forum post is held for moderation. This number is way too low for usage in forums. When combined with #3349, this can be a big problem.

We're currently working around this by using the 'bbp_bypass_check_for_moderation' filter, but some sites might not be aware of this change.

IMO, a forum post is different enough from a blog comment to have separate moderation settings. Especially since forum posts are mostly for logged-in users and blog comments are mostly for anonymous users.

Would be interesting to hear feedback from others.

Change History (2)

#1 @johnjamesjacoby
23 months ago

Topics and Replies going into moderation because of the link count setting has increased support requests a bit. I believe that’s due in part to the setting connection not being obvious enough, and also like you suggest, that forums could very easily have different expectations.

Adding new forum-specific options for moderation settings is relatively easily achieved. The only caveat being that eventually there will be quite a bit of overlap between them and the regular Discussion settings, and maintaining 2 separate dictionaries of disallowed words doesn’t seem beneficial, for example.

I think so long as any new settings are not burdensome, they are worth exploring adding a dedicated option for.

Last edited 23 months ago by johnjamesjacoby (previous) (diff)

#2 @r-a-y
23 months ago

I think the link limit should be a separate option at the very least. If this is under consideration, the default link limit should be higher. However, if it's too high, then there isn't really much of a point in having this option to begin with. Or maybe the link limit should be obeyed, but only for anonymous users?

The comment word moderation option is less severe as admins are probably using the comment word blacklist more, and I can see this being useful for both blog comments and forum posts.

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