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SquidRich
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on 06/06/2011

I know we have the option to delete comments but is there, or can there be, the ability to strip out link HTML from otherwise relevant comments, should the need arise?


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KathyMcGraw
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on 06/06/2011

Rich...this would be a good idea.  I second it ;)


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AJ
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on 06/06/2011

This is going to be essential in the long run or Wizzley will become a spam magnet.

But you know, even if a comment is relevant, if you dont like the fact that they have left a link, then is there any disadvantage to a Wizzley page if a comment is deleted?

I have to admit I am pretty ruthless like that on other sites.

chefkeem
Admin
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on 06/06/2011

Right now we don't have the option of stripping out html in comments. It's another one of those "site speed" considerations.

Let's wait until the need arises and, until then, simply delete unwanted comments.

AJ - no disadvantage to Wizzley.


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lakeerieartists
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on 06/06/2011

Yes, I consider links in comments to be basically what I call link leakage.  I would like to have as much control as possible over what people can click on one of my pages.


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wrylilt
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on 06/06/2011

 

chefkeem: 06. Jun 2011, 11:18

Right now we don't have the option of stripping out html in comments. It's another one of those "site speed" considerations.

Let's wait until the need arises and, until then, simply delete unwanted comments.

AJ - no disadvantage to Wizzley.

I just hope it isn't one of those great ideas "left on the backburner" then forgotten. Often people can leave really good comments but they have a link that for some reason we don't think appropriate and we are loathe to lose the comment for that reason alone.

chefkeem
Admin
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on 06/06/2011

Don't worry, Wry - we're always keeping these kinds of improvements on our top to-do list. Sometimes it takes a little longer to research and discuss the different options.

(And if we take too long to respond, feel free to follow up with a nudge, ok?) 


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AJ
Posts: 251
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on 06/07/2011

 

wrylilt: 06. Jun 2011, 18:40

 I just hope it isn't one of those great ideas "left on the backburner" then forgotten. Often people can leave really good comments but they have a link that for some reason we don't think appropriate and we are loathe to lose the comment for that reason alone.

 

I had a lovely comment left on one of my pages last week but the person leaving the comment really spoiled it by trying to link to her site at the end. I thought long and hard but in the end I deleted.

And she came back and left the comment again but this time without the link. She had obviously "got the message".

At the end of the day, while it is great for lovely comments to be there visible on our work, for us and others to see, for me it really is not worth it to have to accept a link I am not happy to have there.

 

ImagineMDD
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on 06/07/2011

Thanks for bringing up this topic. It's a sticky situation though understandably not a huge concern.

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