Everyone loves comments, but no one likes a spammer. If you've been bogged down by spammers, we've got great news for you. This afternoon our developers just rolled out a bunch of behind-the-scenes spam prevention. We now automatically kick spammy comments to the curb and do not send out email notifications. The best part is you don't have to do anything. If you want to see the comments we're stopping, just click on the Spam tab in your comment management tool. If something gets stuck there on accident, you can always publish it on your own.
The new default should catch a majority of the spammy comments. However, we know that some of you want even stronger protection. Because of this, we're also happy to offer another level of spam prevention. If you find that spammy comments are still going through, go to your blog settings, and check the "Enable strong spam filtering" box.
Learn more about built-in spam prevention.
Time to fess up. I know that some of you are lurkers. You read your favorite OnSugar blogs daily -- including all the comments -- but you never participate yourself. For those of you in this camp, you might want to listen up. There's actually a quick way to subscribe to all comments.
Getting comments via email is easy. Your first option is to leave a comment and click the "Post & Subscribe" button. However if you want to stay quiet, you can click the subscribe link instead. At the bottom of each comment section, you'll find a sentence telling you your subscription status. If you want to change it, just click the link! You can always change your mind later.
With this tip in your back pocket you'll never miss another comment. And who knows, maybe you'll see one that will make you break your silent streak!
Last week our OnSugar developers rolled out another way to integrate your OnSugar activity with your Facebook account. You can already update your status when you post a new story, but now you can update your status when you leave a comment too! To do so, just check the "Post this comment to my Facebook feed" box right below the comment box. When you click post, it will post your comment and automatically update your Facebook status. Now all of your Facebook pals can see what you have to say.
Note: This feature is only available on blogs with unmapped domains (domains that still contain onsugar.com in their url).
This week our dev team rolled out a new way to manage your comments. The tool — which you can get to by clicking on “Comments” in your blog dropdown menu — allows you to view all of your comments in one place. Now you can easily search through comments, see all comments from one reader, and even un-publish more than one comment at once.
Visit the help blog to learn more about the new comment management system.
We've gotten a lot of requests for anonymous comments and we're happy to say that we now have them!
By default, all sites are set to accept registered comments only. However with a few clicks, you can open up your site for everyone to comment.
To do so, click on "Site Settings" in your site dropdown menu. From there, scroll to the bottom until you see the "Allow anonymous comments" checkbox. Check the box, hit "Save" and ta da! Now anyone can comment on your site.
Read our help blog for more information on comments.
This week the team made some changes to our email notifications. Prior to today, you could only receive individual email notifications. Now members can choose between individual emails, a daily digest email, or both.
If you choose Daily Digest, this means that instead of receiving an email each time a site you’re following posts, you’ll receive a roundup at the end of the day. This roundup will contain links to all posts created by sites you follow.
To do so, click on “Edit Profile” in the dropdown menu. Next click on the “Notifications” tab. Here you’ll see the settings.
Each site you follow has its own setting. This means you can mix and match settings, receiving some as they happen (ASAP), others at the end of the day (Daily Digest), or some with no notifications at all.
Learn more about our new Email Notifications.