[wp-hackers] "commenter" user role

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Mar 5 22:23:21 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:33 PM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

As long as this has a master off-switch, because there's no way I'd
ever implement such a thing on my sites.

My users table contains one user: me. It will never contain another.


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