Keep it Simple: Block List
March 23, 2011
In Micro and Pro plan accounts there is a feature called the Block List, a tool for helping you to define which words and phrases are not allowed to be used in Comments left on your blog. The Block List can additionally be used with IP and email addresses to help block specific visitors from leaving spam comments.
Tip: Try a partial email address, URL, or IP, if you want to broaden the spectrum of blocked items (e.g. use partials like “youspammeryou” instead of firstname.lastname@example.org).
To access the Block List, log into your blog and then go to Comments > Block List.
To get started with the Block List, we recommend adding words and phrases you're not comfortable allowing in comments left on your blog. For example, you could add derogatory and curse words or phrases. Please make sure that there aren't any trailing spaces--"badword" and not "badword ".
Tip: Add one word or phrase at a time. The field for a word(s) or IP are not comma-delimited, so if you enter “badword, prescription, substance” into the field together, the whole string will be looked for and any comment that is submitted with only “prescription” will be allowed.
To learn more about the Block List, please review our Knowledge Base article on blocking comments.
Posted by: Schorbas | March 23, 2011 at 09:02 PM
As I've submitted before, I always receive repetitious comments because most of my commentators think their comments have not been successfully submitted . After posting the comment, the comments just disappear without any warning from Typepad that they "moderated before being published" or "subject upon approval." Also, some readers fail to see this in their excitement to write a comment.
Yes, I created a Comment Policy that I am moderating my comments before publishiing them but this is to warn attackers. The commentators do not know if their comments have gone through or not because your commenting system is flawed.
PLEASE DO PUT A STATEMENT (OR ALLOW US TO PERSONALIZE OUR COMMENTING SYSTEM) BY SAYING " YOUR COMMENTS ARE MODERATED BEFORE BEING PUBLISHED"
ISN'T THAT SO HARD FOR YOU TO DO? HOW SIMPLE IS THAT, ISN'T IT?
OR HOW HARD COULD THAT BE?
This is frustrating that I have to go and email each commentator to explain that their comments went through and why their comments "seem" to disappear..
Posted by: Account Deleted | March 25, 2011 at 09:13 PM
When you use the default TypePad comments, the note about moderated comments is displayed with the comment form.
Only TypePad Connect comments do not display the message about your comment held for moderation. We certainly understand why you would need to see a note about moderated comments on TypePad Connect comments as well. You can disable TypePad Connect comments anytime at Settings > Comments.
Improving TypePad comments is something the TypePad team is actively working on, and we appreciate your feedback.
Posted by: Jen | March 26, 2011 at 02:41 PM