[wp-hackers] "commenter" user role

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Fri Mar 5 21:29:47 UTC 2010

I like the idea - but unsure of email notifications, I for example  
frequently leave comments with the same email but with different  
names, either John, JohnONolan, or John O'Nolan - I (personally) would  
find it annoying if this triggered notification/verification emails.


On 5 Mar 2010, at 20:33, scribu wrote:

> From the "widget as post type" thread:
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Brian Layman <Bulk at thecodecave.com>  
> wrote:
>> Agreed.  A more appropriate  action would be to consider comments a  
>> post
>> type.  That would be a hard one to argue against especially because  
>> you
>> could even do things like promoting a comment to be a Post/top  
>> point in a
>> conversation. Not that I look forward to that expensive merge  
>> process..
> You can't have comments in the post table because most comments  
> don't come
> from logged-in users. As such, the wp_comments table has several
> user-related columns.
> I never liked the duplication that occurs: when a logged-in user  
> leaves a
> comment: his email, for example, is stored both in the wp_users  
> table, and
> the once more for each comment.
> The first time somebody leaves a comment, we could create a new  
> user, with
> 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.
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