Moderate Disqus comments

Introduction

Blogs with LexBlog are setup with Disqus, a commenting system which allows your readers to comment on your posts.  Comments will not display on your blog until you approve them.

Prerequisites

  • You need a Disqus account.
  • Your Disqus account must be added as a moderator to your blog.  Please contact the LexBlog success team at success@lexblog.com if you are unsure whether your Disqus account has been added.
  • You must update your email preferences in Disqus by visiting https://disqus.com/home/settings/moderation/ and checking the box next to your blog for "Sites to receive emails for."

Steps

You can view and moderate comments on your blog in two ways:

  • Moderation Through Email

When a new comment is posted, you will receive an email notification with the comment. You can moderate by email by replying to the notification and typing the appropriate instruction in your reply above the notification text. In total, there are three instructions:

  • "Approve" which will result in the comment being shown on your site.
  • "Delete" which will result in the comment being removed, never visible to blog readers.
  • "Spam" which you should use if a comment looks like spam. Usually these contain an irrelevant URL of some kind or very generic language, e.g. "Your blog is great, I plan to read more of your blog."). Please use the "Spam" function when appropriate as this helps inform the commenting service and prevent future spam to you and other bloggers.
  • Moderation Through the Moderation Panel

You can now do this on Disqus.com.  Specific instructions on how to get there are available in this post in Support Center. Here you can:

  • Perform bulk actions to approve, delete, or mark comments as spam by clicking the check mark box by each comment and choosing which action you’d like to do.
  • Moderate individual comments by clicking on the check mark box by the comment you’d like to moderate and then by clicking the action you’d like to take.
  • Reply to comments.
  • Learn more about the individual commenter or bring up extra options by clicking on a particular comment.
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