[drupal-devel] [feature] Comment approval queue a pain to use

mrowe drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Sep 14 13:32:53 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    comment.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
-Assigned to:  Anonymous
+Assigned to:  mrowe
 Reported by:  robertDouglass
 Updated by:   mrowe
-Status:       active
+Status:       patch (code needs review)
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/comment_bulk_approval.patch (2.24 KB)

Here's a patch (against HEAD) that gives you the cheap-and-dirty
approach (checkboxes that allow bulk approval/unapproval of comments).

I'll leave the gold-plated AJAX solution to someone with more time. :)


Previous comments:

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:29:14 +0000 : robertDouglass

When using the comment approval queue the workflow for approving
comments is awful. You have to click administer->comments->approval
queue to get a list of comments awaiting approval. Then you have to
click edit on one of the comments, click the collabsible field-set for
the publishing controls, click to published and save the comment. Then
repeat the process for the next comment. 

I'd say that this workflow is a significant deterrent to anyone using
this functionality.

To make it better, there would be checkboxes next to each comment in
the table on the approval queue page, and a set of operators analogous
to the content overview page. Better yet would be if each comment in
the table was an AJAX link to the comment's body and info which would
expand right there in the table itself, since it is usually impossible
just from the comment title to know whether to publish or not. If one
could click the various comments open, right there in the table, then
mass publish or delete, we'd have a real approval queue. Perhaps the
spam module could tie into the actions that can be taken on comments so
a mass "mark as spam" could be done too.

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