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Nyerguds
Nyerguds Command & Conquer enthusiast
Jul 6 2014, 11:05am Anchor

Whenever I'm not logged in on ModDB, I see that guest posts are always marked with "This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view."
However, even for the comments on my own mods, downloads or profile, I find no options whatsoever to actually approve such comments. How can I do that?

Jul 6 2014, 11:47am Anchor

You can approve / disapprove (delete) guest comments with ham/spam upvote/downvote.

A red unapproved guest comment is approved on the site when it turns black, and your rank, registration date etc affect how strong your guest upvote/downvote really is (it's not simple +1 or -1 as it seems).

Approved black guest comments are visible to unlogged visitors.

If a guest comment receives many "spam" downvotes it is automatically deleted.

Nyerguds
Nyerguds Command & Conquer enthusiast
Jul 8 2014, 6:50am Anchor

That's a pretty silly system, since it isn't related to "admin" approval at all. Surely, on my own content, there shouldn't be anyone needed besides me to decide that a comment there is relevant?

I mean, it's completely ridiculous that when I reply to a serious enquiry in such a guest comment, said guest can't even see whether it was their question or some other guest's that I replied to.

I've never seen any red or black guest comments, though. They all just look grey.

Edited by: Nyerguds

Jul 8 2014, 6:58am Anchor

Here's a screenshot:

Nyerguds wrote:That's a pretty silly system, since it isn't related to "admin" approval at all.

It is much more related to the karma system than the admin system.

Well no, just like the karma system for member comments, it is a community's way of judging what comments are approved/disapproved on the site (as imho the current karma system doesn't tackle spam well, mostly it's just a popularity contest).

Nyerguds
Nyerguds Command & Conquer enthusiast
Jul 8 2014, 10:07am Anchor

Ohh. You mean the icon. Never really looked at that . Well, thanks for clearing that all up.

Still a pretty stupid system, though. Especially since the message you get as guest about unapproved posts is completely nonsensical -_-

Edited by: Nyerguds

Jul 8 2014, 9:52pm Anchor

Yes but that just seems to be a minor.

Regarding other aspects of the guest system itself, the only major, very nasty problem is guest spam done by multiple (different) people as it really seems a plague on some more popular pages despite single guest spam countermeasures in place on the site. Both the community and administration should take care of guest spam more often.

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