13 Mar 2009

Learn About Moderation and Blacklisting

We’re kicking off a new series of blog posts that will reveiw some of our features that you might not know about.  The first post in this series will review our moderation and blacklisting settings.  Our moderation page is going through a redesign right now, but this will get you off the ground and familiar with our current settings.

Moderation & Blacklisting Filters
IntenseDebate offers some truly hardcore moderation and blacklisting settings. Get the most out of our service and let us do the work of weeding out comments that are out-of-line with our automatic filters. You can automagically hold comments for your approval or have them deleted by:

  • Keyword
  • Number of links in the comment
  • Email address of the commenter
  • IP address

Enabling these settings is easy.  Just login to your account and select the “Settings” tab.  You’ll find several text boxes on the left side of the page where you can enter in all of the above info.  Make sure you separate your entries with spaces only!  You can access the IP addresses in your comment notification emails.

Comment Posting Settings
We offer some additional comment posting settings to help you weed out the rubbish.  With IntenseDebate you can require:

  • All commenters to signup with IntenseDebate before posting*
  • Commenters must have a previously approved comment*
  • All comments are held for moderation before they are displayed*
  • Or none of the above! (default setting)

*Disabled by default

Akismet Filtering
Don’t forget about our Akismet integration!  Your IntenseDebate account provides you with the option to run all comments through our cusotm Akismet integration.  You can enable Akismet filtering in your Settings panel.

Check out your Settings panel in your IntenseDebate account for more options!

Posted by Michael Koenig in features

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  1. This is boring. Everybody who want's to, knows that. I'd prefer info about features to come, or the blackout a few days ago.

    Comment by Thomas — March 14, 2009 @ 12:15 am
  2. word.

    Comment by human3rror — March 14, 2009 @ 5:02 am
  3. How about an option for requiring commenters to supply an email address?

    WordPress has had this feature for at least a couple years.

    Comment by Bill Gray — March 15, 2009 @ 3:33 am
  4. I agree 110%. Michael, how about including this please? 😀

    This alone would be a huge help for those of us who have folks that simply refuse to create an ID account.

    Comment by Chris — March 17, 2009 @ 1:32 am
  5. I agree, an e-mail address would be nice to respond to those folks whom choose to not create an account here

    Comment by Super8hogan — April 4, 2009 @ 3:27 am
  6. why do my top commenters widget doesn't show

    Comment by marian — March 15, 2009 @ 11:21 am
  7. I agree 110%. Michael, how about including this please?

    This alone would be a huge help for those of us who have folks that simply refuse to create an ID account.

    Alright, if they don't want an ID account they must supply an email. Blam, it encourages registration (kills 2 birds with 1 stone)

    Comment by Chris — March 17, 2009 @ 1:31 am
  8. is ID compatible with some other spam protection scripts and services? i get a lot of spam these days…

    Comment by human3rror — March 15, 2009 @ 3:16 pm
  9. I had problem with some comments, it shows on sidear, WP admin, and ID admin but not showing in post comments page. What happened? My blog is blogviet.info and the post that problems happened is: http://blogviet.info/2009/03/intensedebate-h%E1%B


    Comment by Tinh — March 17, 2009 @ 4:48 am
  10. is intensedebate hosed? the service is dying….

    Comment by human3rror — March 18, 2009 @ 7:49 pm
  11. No. What's the problem?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 18, 2009 @ 8:15 pm
  12. major burps in the service… many people are having the issue…?

    Comment by human3rror — March 19, 2009 @ 12:57 am
  13. Any specifics?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 19, 2009 @ 1:58 am
  14. just a lot of people complaining that it's broken on my sites…

    Comment by human3rror — March 19, 2009 @ 2:03 am
  15. Just posted on both your blogs with no issue. Everything seems to be working like it should. Am I missing something?

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 19, 2009 @ 2:38 am
  16. I know its a challenge to fix something that doesn't get repeat. But as a frequent reader of human3rror & ChurchCrunch, I have noticed that occasionally I will load access a post and the ID code doesn't load…i.e. back to basic wordpress comments.

    Or I will go to comment and the ID code loads but asks me to login. When I do so via OpenID, it tells me that OpenID did not supply all the neccessary credentials. When I give it my name and email, it kicks me over to the comments, but under a different identity than the one associated with my ID profile.

    But then other times, everything is A OK….does this help?

    Comment by Daniel_Berman — March 19, 2009 @ 4:48 am
  17. Just testing

    Comment by Testy Tester — March 25, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
  18. If you want to truly stimulate the economy we should pass a bill that all government agency and military have to buy American products and deal with company's that use the most American made parts and products to get a contract from the gov. Imagine that USA government spending our taxes on American cars, pencils, door knobs, toilets, planes, jeeps, uniforms, fans, computers, etc the list is endless. Would this not create jobs, open factories and stimulate? No other countries care if they take American contracts or turn them down. There is nothing wrong with a air force base or army being 100% American made or close to it is there?

    Comment by TheTruith — March 26, 2009 @ 5:42 am
  19. I'd like it if I can look up a given commenter's IP address and email, so that I can use it to moderate his future posts.

    Comment by Danny Boy, FCD — March 31, 2009 @ 11:15 am
  20. We're currently redesigning the moderation page to give you better access to this. Currently you can access this info in your new comment email notifications.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 31, 2009 @ 6:28 pm
  21. I'm confused. Is this service available to posters on forums or only to blog owners?

    Comment by JimNordblom — March 31, 2009 @ 4:15 pm
  22. IntenseDebate is available for both blog owners and commenters. You do not need to own a blog to comment on sites using IntenseDebate.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 31, 2009 @ 5:51 pm
  23. My bad, Michael. What I meant was, learning the IP addresses? Is this also going to be available to commenters? When I suspect, for example, that two or three commenters are the same person, will it be possible to obtain that information?

    Comment by JimNordblom — March 31, 2009 @ 6:12 pm
  24. No Jim, that's only available to blog admins.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — March 31, 2009 @ 6:26 pm
  25. Mike, check this out. I roll over to zero on your blog, too. Twice this has happened now since last I spoke. I should be at 109 now, if the rollover means the next climb up. Hope this info is useful

    Comment by JimNordblom — April 1, 2009 @ 1:51 am
  26. You can require your commenters to create an account in order to comment. That will provide you with that info in your email notifications when they post a new comment.

    We don't have the particular customization you described at the moment, but we will in the future.

    Comment by Michael Koenig — May 1, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
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    Comment by sesli — July 10, 2009 @ 4:24 am

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