Make it easier to delete spam

Make it easier to delete spam

Postby dagfinn on Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:02 pm

Although the spam filters seem to work well, I still need to inspect comment spam manually. The most helpful improvement for me currently would be to make that process quicker. Some things that could be done:

- Make the comment filtering form use GET instead of POST. (In general, search forms should use GET, anyway.) That would allow me to bookmark the spam comments list in the browser for faster access.

- Make it possible to display a larger number of comments per page. An extra drop-down menu for choosing the number of items would do it.

- Limit the amount of text shown per comment. Some spam comments are so long that I need to scroll a few times just to get to the next one.

- Make it easier to go from comments to purging spam. The easiest (for me) would be if the purge spam button were duplicated on the comment list. Also helpful would be a pulldown menu system for the main menus so that you could access the cleanup page without two full page loads.
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Re: Make it easier to delete spam

Postby phunkphorce on Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:46 am

dagfinn wrote:Although the spam filters seem to work well, I still need to inspect comment spam manually. The most helpful improvement for me currently would be to make that process quicker. Some things that could be done:

- Make the comment filtering form use GET instead of POST. (In general, search forms should use GET, anyway.) That would allow me to bookmark the spam comments list in the browser for faster access.


Sounds good, we can have a look at this in LT 1.2.5.

- Make it possible to display a larger number of comments per page. An extra drop-down menu for choosing the number of items would do it.


We can have a look at this for LT 2.0.

- Limit the amount of text shown per comment. Some spam comments are so long that I need to scroll a few times just to get to the next one.


Same as above.

- Make it easier to go from comments to purging spam. The easiest (for me) would be if the purge spam button were duplicated on the comment list. Also helpful would be a pulldown menu system for the main menus so that you could access the cleanup page without two full page loads.


The problem is that the "purge spam comments" functionality is only available to administrator users, but we can do so that the button appears only if the user is an administrator (which you already are if your user is an administrator) Sounds like a feasible thing for LT 1.2.5.

Regarding the pull-down menu, it's been available since LT 1.1.x as far as I remember: go to Control Centre->Blog Settings and look for an option called "pull-down menu".

I've added two feature requests or 1.2.5 in our bug-tracker if you want to keep track of them ( http://bugs.lifetype.net/view.php?id=1365 and http://bugs.lifetype.net/view.php?id=1364) and added the rest to our Lifetype 2.0 TODO List in the wiki.
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Postby phunkphorce on Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:08 pm

Both feature requests for 1.2.5 have already been implemented, please see here:

http://bugs.lifetype.net/view.php?id=1365
http://bugs.lifetype.net/view.php?id=1364

You will see that each one of these has a hotfix attached, and the hotfix includes the necessary files to get this working. The patches have been developed on 1.2.4, so you could run into issues if you try to apply them onto an older version.

It would be good to receive some feedback about these...
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