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LiLc
22-12-2008, 05:46
Do all comments require moderator approval?

I Ask because I just posted a comment on a friends blog and it has a little check mark next to it saying "Moderated Comment"

This might be a dumb question :\

spork
22-12-2008, 05:50
It's an option for the blogger to have comments moderated or not when they post their entry. The default is set so comments aren't moderated.

LiLc
22-12-2008, 06:15
I knew that lol, thanks sporky.

TheLoveBandit
22-12-2008, 16:32
Well, that's also a good bit of info for any of our curious members. Maybe we ought to start a Mega-BLOG FAQ in SUPPORT similar to the one we have for GALLERY?

spork
23-12-2008, 17:12
Sounds like a good idea to me :)

felix
24-12-2008, 00:27
tis done and here we are. :)

i just started my own blog, so i could maybe even answer some questions on the whole thing.

LiLc
24-12-2008, 02:52
Give me another week and I'll add another stupid question to this thread.

felix
24-12-2008, 13:14
email notification of comments on your (my) blog doesn't appear to be working...

Winding Vines
27-12-2008, 03:22
Alright BL,

This Blog is very strange and new to me.

so pardon my developmentally disabled comments ->

I just want to say that at first - I had no idea where the blogs were. So for those who have blogg-y shyness or been out of the loop from work like me.

Click on Quick Links.

hehe.

:)

felix
27-12-2008, 09:27
cheers WV. it might be an idea for this thread to become a 'Blogging Tips' thread, similar to the 'Bluelight Tips' thread. so i would definitely welcome any other observations people have made that would help others get to grips with this new feature.

for example, i have discovered:

if you use the 'Publish By' option, and specify a date - you can decide what date an entry is listed by. obviously. but this means you can specify the exact order entries are posted in, and insert entries retrospectively. which is extremely useful if you're as shit at keeping a diary as me! :)

Winding Vines
28-12-2008, 22:49
Moderating comments option not functioning.

I have checked Moderate comments before posting - or to some effect like that..

I wasn't prompted to approve the comments before they were posted publicly and wondered if there was something I did wrong?

Thanks for your help.

:)

TheLoveBandit
29-12-2008, 18:59
^^^
Sorry for any inconsistencies over the past week, we've been experimenting with the settings"


It's an option for the blogger to have comments moderated or not when they post their entry. The default is set so comments aren't moderated.

Settings as they now exist are
Bluelighters
- When you create (or edit) your BLOG entry, you have checkboxes to a) allow people to post comments and b ) to moderate those comments. If you set it for 'Moderated' that means the comments WILL NOT show to the public until you approve them, but they will always be visible to YOU since you own the BLOG.
- You cannot edit or delete anyone's comments to your BLOG. Once approved, you cannot unapprove them.


Greenlighters
- Can reply to other people's BLOGs (if they allow comments)
- Cannot have your own BLOG just yet - this is something the Admin are still kicking around, but hope to have an answer on shortly.


Staff
- smods and admin will not be moderated, their posts will automatically be approved. They can also comment to BLOG entries which do not allow for comments (essentially we can override the system)


Like I said - it's a work in progress, but that's where we are at this point.

TheLoveBandit
31-12-2008, 18:25
**With newer members frequently having their posts closed and being told their offering ought to be taken to JOURNAL ... BLOG...

GLers now have the same permission and ability as BLers.

OverDone
01-01-2009, 05:25
I see the link to 'Approve Comments' but am unable to approve them. I am simply taken to the unapproved comment with no option to approve. Am I missing something?

spork
01-01-2009, 12:11
I'm not positive on if it's the same for you or not, but there should be a check box with the comment. Check the box and then below your comments there's a moderation drop-down menu. You should be able to approve comments from there.

OverDone
02-01-2009, 00:47
Yeah I don't have a dropdown or checkbox option. No biggie. I just set it so comments don't need to be moderated. There is only one comment that I can't approve

Thanks spork!

LiLc
02-01-2009, 06:21
I'm almost positive ANYBODY who sets there own blog comments to be moderated can approve them, I've had no problems.

TheLoveBandit
02-01-2009, 06:44
^^That's how it is supposed to work - if you can set it to moderated, you ought to have the power to approve the comments. I'll try to check this out again in the coming week (you know I'm not actually going to do any BL work on my 4 day weekend, right?)

LiLc
02-01-2009, 07:48
(you know I'm not actually going to do any BL work ever again right?

fixed... lol ;)

Winding Vines
03-01-2009, 23:14
hmm, I am actually experiencing the same thing. I am unable to approve a comment that was made to my bloggy (no check box or any option to approve).

What a lemon!

I am un-checking moderate comments for now, but if a mod would be so lovely as to allow the comment on "plain and simple politics" to be approved I would surely appreciate the attention.

Thank you!

xox

felix
03-01-2009, 23:29
done.

i think you need to specify in advance whether comments should be moderated, right?

LiLc
04-01-2009, 05:56
There should be no problems approving your comments, I've had none.

OverDone
09-01-2009, 09:17
What is a 'trackback' anyway? Its located right next to the 'comment' link but I haven't a clue as to its function

felix
09-01-2009, 11:48
let me get this straight: you ARE talking about Bluelights Blogs, right? cos i can't see that anywhere.

trackbacks are usually links showing you which other blogs linked to that particular blog. it's common on other blogging software but i'm pretty sure we don't have it here.

*prepares to be humiliated if i'm wrong*

OverDone
09-01-2009, 16:51
Yep! The only Blog I use (cause BL rules!)

Its on there. Sounds like a neat function. I'll try linking one of my favorite fellow BL blogs tonight to play with it

Thanks, felix!

spork
09-01-2009, 20:08
Felix, trackbacks is located in the random featured blog next to comments. :)

felix
09-01-2009, 20:08
i still can't see it. any chance of a screenshot, please?

felix
09-01-2009, 20:10
Felix, trackbacks is located in the random featured blog next to comments. :)
haha, i STILL can't see it!!! :!

spork
09-01-2009, 20:14
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3126/trackbacksid2.png

felix
09-01-2009, 20:30
cheers! :D

that's weird though, i did a search for the word 'track' and it still didn't find it earlier. anyway, does it actually do anything ?

spork
09-01-2009, 20:48
I'm not sure, I haven't tried it out yet. :)

LiLc
10-01-2009, 16:52
what does it really mean? trackbacks... hmm.

Pander Bear
15-01-2009, 04:47
Hey yall. Any chance of getting bl Blogs (or, namely, the blogs of particular users) to work with my RSS reader?

felix
16-01-2009, 20:41
what does it really mean? trackbacks... hmm.
i believe i explained it earlier, even if i was incapable of seeing it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackback

i think an admin will have to handle the RSS question, PB. i have no idea if it's implementable in vBB.

TheLoveBandit
16-01-2009, 21:51
RSS might, ... "might ... , get on the wish list (not to be confused with the the "To Do" list) near the bottom....sometime next year or whenever our annual bonuses arrive and we get on a meth fueled binge weekend of tweaking the server and toying with people's accounts.

Pander Bear
17-01-2009, 19:35
lol! I understand TLB. I can also see a user-side solution painfully close... I mean, every blog I'm subscribed to I can read in its entirety in my email inbox, if only I could RSSize emails from a particular sender, i'd be in like flynt.

I'm also confident that only like,say, 100 or 200 blers even use feeds, so I doubt its worth your time. Still, how is it bl has a feed at all? did that come with the blog module out of the box?

TheLoveBandit
18-01-2009, 04:13
Considering how RSS is spreading, and will continue to grow on the web, I would suspect it would become an integrated part of the BLOG software at some point. Right now it isn't, and we probably won't spend the time to code it (as you note) - but if it comes with the s/w right out of the box, I see no reason NOT to have it turned on (depending on server load...but we'd need to try it to know, ya know?).

As for RSS feeds on the site at all....I'd have to dig deeper, but my instinct thinks it's a hack someone wrote for an earlier version of our software. I'm not even sure it's still working :\

Jackal
18-01-2009, 18:07
I cannot approve my comments.

I don't know why but the checked box is there and cannot be unchecked and the only drop down menu I have is just a view filter for "moderated comments", "all comments" and "deleted comments"

Help? :D

LiLc
18-01-2009, 20:49
Considering how RSS is spreading, and will continue to grow on the web, I would suspect it would become an integrated part of the BLOG software at some point. Right now it isn't, and we probably won't spend the time to code it (as you note) - but if it comes with the s/w right out of the box, I see no reason NOT to have it turned on (depending on server load...but we'd need to try it to know, ya know?).

As for RSS feeds on the site at all....I'd have to dig deeper, but my instinct thinks it's a hack someone wrote for an earlier version of our software. I'm not even sure it's still working :\

Give me the name of the BLOG software, and i'll have it coded in a few weeks.

felix
04-02-2009, 05:08
^ done. seems to be a wee bit of a feature. :\

spork
04-02-2009, 07:45
If anyone would like to have their comments approved, you can feel free to PM me or report the comments for the time being. :)

Winding Vines
08-02-2009, 05:08
I don't remember who mods the blog otherwise I would PM them personally rather than post another thread...

I still am unable to approve comments myself.. I guess either I am missing something and a retard which I have no shame over or the issue I had previously just wasn't ever 'figured out'.

I thought I had unchecked the option to moderate comments, but to no avail.

Thanks for your help.

felix
08-02-2009, 17:11
spork is the answer! (to many things, lol ;))

merged

2muchpain
09-02-2009, 19:46
could someone please tell me how to turn a draft into a proper post once i've finished it? Thanks. 2mp

felix
09-02-2009, 20:09
erm... hit the 'Post Now' button?

xxkcxx
09-02-2009, 20:27
Can someone approve the two comments in my blog?

I have changed comments to be "unmoderated" now, but I can't figure out how to get these two to show up.

Thanks in advance.

2muchpain
09-02-2009, 20:30
it doesn't have a post now button from the draft page for my entry-monday blues. It's strange because it comes up like it's been posted-it says posted and the date, but is still in the drafts section and it's my third entry but it says i've only made 2 posts. I can't seem to get it to be a proper post.

spork
09-02-2009, 20:53
Can someone approve the two comments in my blog?

I have changed comments to be "unmoderated" now, but I can't figure out how to get these two to show up.

Thanks in advance.

Done :)

2muchpain, I can't seem to figure it out either when I tried. The best thing to do for now is probably just to copy and paste it as a new entry.

xxkcxx
09-02-2009, 20:59
^ why thank you.

That was very fast.

2muchpain
10-02-2009, 04:24
ok will do. Thanks. 2mp