[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19256: Ability to mark a comment as spam from the trash

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Wed Nov 16 09:42:58 UTC 2011

#19256: Ability to mark a comment as spam from the trash
 Reporter:  nacin        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Comments     |     Version:  2.9
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by solarissmoke):

 Replying to [comment:2 nacin]:
 > In this case, I went through the trash, and saw a dozen obviously spam
 comments that were trashed by another editor. I wanted to report them as
 spam in order to register them against Akismet, but I realized it would
 not be straightforward to do.

 May be worth noting here that Akismet is *very* picky about what comment
 transitions it will act on (have a look at `function
 akismet_transition_comment_status` in the latest version of the plugin).
 The comment has to be transitioning to/from approved/awaiting moderation
 (direct transition from trash will be ignored), and it has to be done by a
 real user (i.e., if  a plugin does the transition then it will be

 I tried to do something similar in one of my plugins - transition from
 trash to awaiting moderation to spam to try and get akismet to pick it up,
 but it's very messy to do, particularly because of the POST/GET

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19256#comment:4>
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