[wp-hackers] Comment Moderation / Handling

Jamie intoxination at gmail.com
Thu May 1 12:15:14 GMT 2008

This is something I would love to see in the core. Right now I do 
patches for a few different sites to make moderate_comments a separate 
capability from edit_posts. That way they can have actual comment 
moderators take care of the discussions, which is a must on sites that 
get an average of 2,000 comments a day.

I would say if this makes it into core, check for either the edit_post 
or moderate_comments capability. That should help with backwards 
compatibility. If this seems like something the powers to be want in the 
core, I already have a patch for it, which I use for the sites I take 
care of.

Colin Ogilvie wrote:
> Hello
> One of my colleagues has been testing giving users edit posts permissions
> for an 'open' Wordpress blog and has just discovered an interesting issue
> that we can't quite fathom out the logic behind.
> Currently, if you have the 'edit_post' capability, you are able to spam
> and delete comments, but not approve them. There's a 'modeate_comments'
> capability that already exists, which to me, would make sense for spam'ing
> and deleting comments as well as approving them.
> Would it be worth changing the capability that's used for it, or even
> creating  another capability?
> I suspect we might be able to actually provide the patch to the code for
> this, if it is worth doing...
> Colin
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