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Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#5485 new enhancement

Include commentator's username in wp-admin

Reported by: carike Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Profiles Keywords:
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Description

I'm having an issue where I would like for some comment spammers to be banned, but in order to find their usernames, I first need to unspam it (and potentially confuse Akismet) to check their profile on the front end (screenshot included).

Please include the commentator's username in wp-admin.

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Change History (14)

@carike
7 months ago

#1 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

Some "make" blogs allows any logged-in user to create a post. It would be golden to see the author's username for posts, too, in the back-end post list.

#2 follow-up: @Ipstenu
7 months ago

You can see their email on the spam list, though, and ban spammers that way. For non-logged in users there is no username. Are you having logged in users spamming?

#3 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

On make/polyglots only logged-in users may comment.
On various locales' team pages this setting seems to not be enabled by default. But I'll ask someone to do that.

#4 @Hareesh Pillai
7 months ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

#5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @carike
7 months ago

Replying to Ipstenu:

You can see their email on the spam list, though, and ban spammers that way. For non-logged in users there is no username. Are you having logged in users spamming?

I do not really feel comfortable sharing an e-mail address in a public channel on Slack though. Even if it is a spammer, it detracts from the hard work we have been doing to improve privacy.
The trash has already been emptied, so unfortunately I can't go back and check whether they were logged in. Looks like someone with global permissions will need to check the comment settings. :coffee:

#6 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

Related: #5486

Last edited 7 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
7 months ago

Profiles is probably not the right component for this, it's mostly for pages under https://profiles.wordpress.org/.

Is this about comments on make.wordpress.org network, or on Rosetta sites?

#8 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

Is this about comments on make.wordpress.org network, or on Rosetta sites?

Both comments on make sites and Rosetta (including /team subsites)

#9 @dd32
7 months ago

This feels like something that should be brought up to Core instead.

#10 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

This feels like something that should be brought up to Core instead.

I'd argue that this is plugin land, rather. WordPress.org is different than the vast majority of WordPress sites in that you need to be registered and logged-in before you're allowed to comment.

#11 @Ipstenu
7 months ago

No, I think this is specific to the .org ecosystem because we are one of the rare places to allow logged in users to post when they may be spam, at scale.

Would not the better fix be to allow banning users from wp-admin on the .org ecosystem? Add a button to Akismet/Spam list that auto adds a user note "Blocked by PERSON via META SITE for comment spam" and sets the user to blocked?

The way we ban isn't likely to be done by other sites, but solving the actual problem (that is 'how can we more easily block users who spam the make blogs') should be the goal for US. :)

#12 @tobifjellner
7 months ago

It's not that hard to drop a line i Forums channel to request blocking (and double-checking if there's more garbage to be handled). But for that I'd still need to have an easy way to see their username, even if I blocked the user, I still may want to check their profile for possible more cleansing to be done.

And I'd be afraid if it was too easy to ban someone by mistake. By spreading this possibility to Rosetta and admins for some 10+ make sites, we'd be adding more than 100 people to a quite dangerous capability.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-comments by dd32. View the logs.


6 months ago

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