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Screened comments in nice_vegetarian? 
11th-Dec-2011 04:01 pm
Hi there, mahasin and chimpeee!

Can someone please take a look at nice_vegetarian and check why my comments are being screened? I imagine it may be because I'm writing from an OpenID rather than an "actual" LJ account.

Thanks! :)
11th-Dec-2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hm. I'm not really sure. If the comments are "screened", wouldn't maintainers be able to see them? Because I don't see any screened comments on any recent entries, by you or anyone else.

Also, I checked the "settings" for the community, and I don't see anything clicked that would cause you to be unable to comment. I'm open to suggestions for things to check out to fix this problem, though.
11th-Dec-2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Actually... I came across this issue while I was mod, too. You can't see screened comments for some reason. I wonder if this link (http://nice-vegetarian.livejournal.com/103388.html?thread=1160412#t1160412) helps? (Will bring you right to my comment.

Bizarre! If you can figure it out, you'll be smarter than I. ;)
11th-Dec-2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
That's really strange. When I open that link, it shows up as "anonymous", and there is no content (i.e. I don't see what you actually wrote in your comment). This is all very strange.

I'm going to poke through the FAQ's and see if there is anything that I can come up with.
11th-Dec-2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Ok, I tried something in the settings. Try commenting over there, and we'll see what happens. I'm pretty sure this might fix it, but who knows.
11th-Dec-2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Frustrating... same thing: http://nice-vegetarian.livejournal.com/103388.html?thread=1160668#t1160668 What did you try changing?
11th-Dec-2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
I did a search in the FAQs for "OpenID" and found a few entries that seemed related. One of the entries mentioned changing the comment settings from "members" to "registered users" which would allow OpenID and Facebook users to comment. I switched it to that, but clearly that's not working. Give me another minute, I'm going to keep digging through that corner of the FAQ's.
11th-Dec-2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
For reference, the FAQ I was looking at is this one:

11th-Dec-2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hm! Have you tried comparing those settings to those here at vegetarianmods? I obviously have no problem posting or commenting here, so if you compare the two, maybe that'll show the issue.

Thanks for looking into this, by the way. :)
11th-Dec-2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's no problem, I don't have much going on today, so I'm glad to straighten this out. I'm going to do just what you suggested right now and see if I can come up with anything.
11th-Dec-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
The weird thing is that all the settings seem to be the same between the two communities. Did you validate your email address? It's honestly the only thing I can think of, because your comments are being processed as "anonymous", and I think I read on one of these FAQ pages that that might happen if the OpenID email was not validated. Maybe you can comment on this thread because you are the original poster? That's honestly all I can think of. Though I'm still looking into it.
11th-Dec-2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I did. And yeah, it seems like that'd be the only thing being particularly screwy. So strange! I'll see what I may be able to do from my end. :)
11th-Dec-2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
OK OK OK. I think I may be on to something here. When I follow the link that you provided above for the comments you attempted to post, although I can't see them there, there is a link to "Read 2 Suspicious Comments". When I clicked on that, it showed your comment, with all the normal options (link, reply, etc.) but also one that says "unspam". I clicked that, and it unscreened your comment. For some unknown reason, it was recognizing your openID account as a spammer, and "moved it to a special spot" (as the FAQs describe it). I think I made it so that you aren't recognized as a spammer now. I think.
11th-Dec-2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, so weird!! WORKED, though!! I did a test comment just after that, and it worked like a charm. :) And yup, you're definitely smarter than I am! ;D
11th-Dec-2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you, by the way!! :)
11th-Dec-2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Aw, shucks, weren't nothin'. :0)
12th-Dec-2011 12:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've had a busy weekend :)

I'm so glad there's two of us!
12th-Dec-2011 01:25 am (UTC)
No problem! This is exactly why it's great having two of us. If one of us is busy, the other can deal with whatever situations arise. :)
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