[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #43857: Show the comment / awaiting moderation message even without opt-in

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#43857: Show the comment / awaiting moderation message even without opt-in
 Reporter:  imath         |       Owner:  pento
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  5.1
Component:  Privacy       |     Version:  4.9.6
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch     |     Focuses:

Comment (by azaozz):

 @superpoincare right, there was an additional message shown when not using
 cookies in 43857.8.diff.

 > across all websites, comment section behaviour is going to differ

 True, we can only try to do "the best" for visitors of WP sites.
 Considering that's about 1/3 of the more popular sites on the internet,
 chances are most other sites/software will adopt the same or similar
 behavior (if we get it right of course) :)

 > "thanks to [some interpretations of requirements for] compliance with
 [regional] web regulations". 😉

 Hehehhhehe, true :) I really hope we won't need to add some sort of
 "compliance analysis" in WP warning the site owners when some settings
 don't seem "compliant" with that we think is the location of the site.
 Looks like it may need something like that in not-so-distant future...

 > The easiest fix seems to be to default show_comments_cookies_opt_in to
 being turned on, which we can do in #44736.

 Sure, lets do that.

 Also thinking it would be better to add something like the extra text like
 in [https://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/43857/43857.8.diff
 43857.8.diff]. That will remove the chance of misunderstandings which
 might be really bad in some cases for both the commenters and the sites
 they posted comments on.

 That text extends the message shown when a comment is held for moderation
 and there are no cookies to include that the comment won't be visible
 until approved. Perhaps something like:

 `Your comment is awaiting moderation.` (with cookies).

 `Your comment is awaiting moderation. It is is visible only to you and
 only after it is posted.` (without cookies).

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/43857#comment:101>
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