[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #9117: Spam queue doesn't distinguish between filter sources

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Thu Feb 12 22:50:52 GMT 2009

#9117: Spam queue doesn't distinguish between filter sources
 Reporter:  tellyworth    |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.8      
Component:  General       |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:           
 1. On the Settings / Discussion tab, go to the Comment Blacklist box, and
 add the string "the".

 2. Post a comment containing the word "the".  It will be caught as spam.

 3. Visit the Comments / Spam tab.  Your comment is there, but there is
 nothing to indicate whether it was caught by the Comment Blacklist, or by
 Akismet, or by another spam filter.

 Result: neither the user nor WordPress knows how to prevent that comment
 from being caught in future.  Many users will forget about the Blacklist
 feature and assume their spam filter plugin is faulty.

 Suggested fix: comments caught as spam should record the reason.  This
 should be displayed to the user, and used internally by spam filter
 plugins to decide how to handle false positives.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9117>
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