|09:12 am - "Suspicious comments" and "Spam comments": LJ decision to 'block' spam i|
Originally posted by heeroluva (heavily edited)
Missing comments? Some marked as spam?
In their rush to fight spam LJ has created a new filter that're AUTOMATICALLY TURNED ON in ALL journals and communities, which screens comments that are made with 'suspicious links' ie links that are not on their safe whitelist, so pretty much the majority of the internet. There is no noted way to add to the 'whitelist'.
What really gets me is that they didn't inform people that they were doing this until a week after it was done and that it was automatically turned on.
So how do I turn it off you might ask.
That's simple. Go to your Settings, click on the Privacy tab, and half way down where it says Spam Protection uncheck the box next to "Comments containing a link to a non-whitelisted domain will be marked as spam and moved to a special section." This applies to both personal journal and communities and the opinion has to be manually changed in each one.
Please share this!
ETA: This links really illustrates the problems.</div>