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Updated Default Comment Settings

InsaneJournal Announcements

Updated Default Comment Settings

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Based on the overwhelming feedback from our previous post, we have taken the following actions. First we have changed the default value for who you can receive comments from. All new journals now default to allowing comments from only registered users.

We have also made a one time change to all journals. If you previously allowed comments from "Everybody", we have updated your settings to "Registered Users". This effectively disabled Anonymous comments site wide.

If you would like to return your comment settings to allow anonymous comments, you can simply to go http://www.insanejournal.com/manage/comments/ and set the "Enable Commenting From: " setting back to "Everybody".
  • Hopefully the spammers will give up trying now, since they won't succeed on most journals.
  • Thank you so much for this!
  • I had made it a note to make my journals friends only in both reading and entries. I don't want unwanted comments from spammers or anyone else that i don't invite.
    • Awesome, we shouldn't have made a change to any journals that were already friends' only so you should be safe.
      • I know, I just like redundancies. Anyway, thanks for your part in combating and putting an end to unwanted spam. Thanks to the measures I took, I never had issues with them, but I've seen a lot of crap in other people's journals.
  • I can't post URLs in comments. I just get a http://www.insanejournal.com/talkpost_do.bml page but no comments actually show up.
  • Thank you so much. This is great.

    Now maybe you can look into the problems with Journal Watcher? Pretty please.
    • Whatever you did, THANK YOU. The Journal Watcher started working in the middle of the night.
  • Hey Squeaky - for those who chose to re-enable anon comments and are still getting the SPAM, is deleting/marking the comments as SPAM doing any good?
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