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Posted: 06.11.2003
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Here's a wonderful new MT hack from the Scripty Goddesses -- comment pending queue. If you've been plagued by comment-trolls, or just want more control over your comments, this script allows your comments to be pending rather than instantly published. You can login, view, edit, delete and approve comments before they're made public. Go here for more information.

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dude. that. freaking. rocks. *jig*

¤ ¤ credit: Joelle | 06.11.03 at 05:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's awesome. Can't believe it took so long for someone to come up with it. That was 90% of the reason I switched to pMachine. I think MT-Pro is going to have a comment registration feature built in, isnt it?

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 06.11.03 at 05:12 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Yeah, but registration is a pain and most folks won't do it. This just lets you approve comments before they're posted. Very, very cool, especially for corporate blogs, what the script was commissioned for.

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 06.11.03 at 06:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

yes, sadly, i probably won't use it. but i'm glad someone came up with it anyway. :)

¤ ¤ credit: Joelle | 06.11.03 at 06:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

now that's an awesome idea! don';t know if we'll ever use it, but is good to know it is out there. ;oD

¤ ¤ credit: munin | 06.11.03 at 07:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I dont know that i'll be using it right now... but its nice to know that its there in the event I need it.

¤ ¤ credit: sphinx | 06.11.03 at 09:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Seki, it's a great tool and I'm glad its out there, but I prefer the registration approach, and here's why:

Registered users can comment immediately, and stay in the flow of the conversation, which is important if there's a really good debate or exchange of ideas going. If you're not sitting at your blog all day approving comments as they come in, the conversation may not stay very robust. If you post in the morning and then you dont happen to get online until late at night to approve comments, or even a day or so later in some cases, then everyone pretty much gets one shot at a comment and then the convo dies.

I'm sure it'll work great for some people. Everyone's situation is different. Since we started requiring registration for commenting, the only dropoff in activity we've seen is less trolls, which was our aim to begin with.

¤ ¤ credit: dave | 06.11.03 at 09:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

On the flip-side, I think a lot of newbies and one-time commenters are more likely to leave a comment knowing it will be approved soon -- than going through the hassle of registering to comment on a blog. Especially a blog where they might feel a clique exists to begin with. I personally hate registering to comment on pMachine blogs. Despise it, actually... I do it. But I don't like it.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 06.11.03 at 09:36 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Well, as I said, Dave, I commissioned it's creation specifically for corporate weblogs.

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 06.11.03 at 09:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

If *I* was building a comment module, I'd offer either, or, and both. Dealers choice. Blog owner would be able to choose no comments, open comments, registration, approval, and instant comments for registered users approval for unregistered.

But I tend to overbuild things. Sounds like Scripty built exactly what she was asked to build and nothing more which is how successful (read: money making not time wasting) programmers work.

¤ ¤ credit: a different Bill | 06.11.03 at 11:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

great. now i feel pressured to have a really good comment or face rejection. as if I don't face enough fear of rejection in life.

¤ ¤ credit: peat | 06.12.03 at 08:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

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