[wp-hackers] "commenter" user role

Stephanie Leary steph at sillybean.net
Fri Mar 5 21:20:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Mar 2010 22:33:06 +0200, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
> I never liked the duplication that occurs: when a logged-in user leaves
> comment: his email, for example, is stored both in the wp_users table,
> the once more for each comment.
> The first time somebody leaves a comment, we could create a new user,
> the "commenter" role.
> Later, if somebody wants to comment with the same email, but with a
> different name, a new password will be sent to them via email, verifying
> that it's the same person.

Wouldn't that be a subscriber, essentially? It would just be a matter of
creating the user when they comment.

I like the idea a lot.

Stephanie Leary

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