[wp-hackers] Comments: Mass edit mode

Andy Staines andy at yellowswordfish.com
Mon Aug 28 17:36:39 GMT 2006

it would be nice to be able to load ALL comments on one page (or  
paged) for a specific post item as well as sometimes it is helpful to  
prune them. I end up doing direct database deletes which is far  
quicker (and sooner or later the lack of referential integrity (on  
the comment count) catches up)..


On 04:45  PM |  Mon 28 Aug 06, at 04:45  PM |  28 Aug 06, Roy  
Schestowitz wrote:

> ___/ On Mon 28 Aug 2006 05:59:02 BST, [ Scot Hacker ] wrote : \___
>> In the Comment manager,  Mass Edit and View modes are so similar, I
>> wonder why there's a View mode at all. Why not just dump that and  
>> have
>> Mass Edit be the default/only? And why not a batch "Mark as Spam"
>> option on the Mass Edit page? And why no pagination to view earlier
>> comments in either view?
>> Are these features waiting to happen, or are there reasons why  
>> they are
>> the way they are?
>> Thanks,
>> Scot
> Hi Scot,
> This  was discussed on several occasions in the past  (among
> them:  http://tinyurl.com/l26a4 ). Contexts I can  remember:
> (1)  not  enough comments per page (e.g. to handle a lot  of
> SPAM);  (2) No fine control over number of comments per page
> (I  changed the source a long time ago, but  hidden/advanced
> options  would have helped); (3) No pagination; (4) No  AJAX
> control  for  quick deletion; (5) No batch-mode deletion  or
> keyboard navigation; (6) Various issues to do with filtering
> and flagging...
> I  don't  know  if there are any plugins  that  improve  the
> moderation  side  (back  end  plugins seem  more  likely  to
> break), but I agree that the usability could be improved and
> the  two types of moderation pages merged, e.g. use some  JS
> to  un/fold  comment  contents,  so that  links  needn't  be
> followed.   Then  come  accessibility  issues  and  keyboard
> navigation, etc.
> Best wishes,
> Roy
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