Guestbook or comments sollution

(Anugyan) #1

I once used a comments stack which I liked, but eventually the spamming killed its purpose. What iam looking for is a sollution that i can monitor, that sends me the comments for approval, which i then allow or discard.
Any suggestions

(Mathew Mitchell) #2

Why not use Disqus. I believe you can set it up so comments are monitored first.

(Anugyan) #3

Can do, but was looking for something more direct! That didnt involve 3rd party sign ups etc.

(Mathew Mitchell) #4

With Disqus you can enable it so “guests” can make comments. That way the only person who needs to sign up is you.

I think the trick in what you’re looking for is you want auto-notification and moderation. Those are kind of tricky to set up in a standalone stack. There might be a great script you can purchase at one of the sales places that provide scripts: I forget the name of the most common one. Sorry.

Joe Workman’s comments stack (which taps into Disqus or Facebook) works very nicely:

Another alternative (without moderation) is Muut. Will Woodgate has a Muut stack:

(Mark Spaulding) #6

I have deployed BackSnap on a number of site and have have to problem with bots.

Works well and easy to deploy.

(Anugyan) #7

Hi Mark, Could you send a link to look at?

(Mark Spaulding) #8

Yabdab’s link is above.

Here is one of my sites with backsnap employed:


(Anugyan) #9

Okay, and can you edit comments before they go up, or do they appear directly?
What’s your experience with spam?

(Mark Spaulding) #10

Have not had a problem with Spam as there is a Bot check built in. Simple but effective thus far for me.

I do not believe there is a SYSOP release function but in the administration page you can edit, respond, or delete any post. In SQL there may be that function, but I have not needed it so never checked.

Good luck.