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#1 2006-10-14 22:50:58

squaredeye
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[request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

I have a scenario where it is helpful that each author (on a community blog site) recieve notification of comments on their blog article. This behavior is easily set up in Admin Preferences. However, this community site has elected a ‘moderator’ to follow the comments on the site for every author since the author’s themselves have neither the time, nor the knowhow to make moderated comments visible.

I am interested in a plugin that would allow me to add a “comment moderator” email address for notification of the comments to be emailed to in addition to the blog author.

Is this possible, is this difficult, :)

Thank you.

Matthew


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#2 2006-10-14 23:28:37

ruud
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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

You can do it with a plugin that uses the same callback_event as anti-comment-spam plugins. Downside of that may be that if your plugin is executed before the anti-spam plugins, a notification is sent for spammy comments, which are then rejected by the plugins that analyse them later on. Ideally you’d have a plugin use a callback_event that is executed after all the anti-spam plugins have done their work, but there isn’t one available.

The only remaining difficulty is in predicting the ID of the comment, before it is inserted into the database/table. Because no table locking is done here, the ID could be wrong if multiple comments are submitted at the exact same time.

register_callback('abc_mail_comment','comment.save');

function abc_mail_comment($foo, $bar)
{
        global $sitename;

        $mod_name = 'Moderator name';
        $mod_email = 'moderator_email@example.com';

        $row = getRow("SHOW TABLE STATUS LIKE '".PFX."txp_discuss'");
        $discussid = $row['Auto_increment'];

        extract(getComment());
        $parentid = assert_int($parentid);
        $discussid = assert_int($discussid);
        $article = safe_row("Section, Posted, ID, url_title, AuthorID, Title", "textpattern", "ID = $parentid");
        extract($article);

        $out = gTxt('greeting')." $mod_name,\r\n\r\n";
        $out .= str_replace('{title}',$Title,gTxt('comment_recorded'))."\r\n";
        $out .= permlinkurl_id($parentid)."\r\n";
        $out .= hu.'textpattern/index.php?event=discuss&step=discuss_edit&discussid='.$discussid."\r\n";
        $out .= "\r\n";
        $out .= gTxt('comment_name').": $name\r\n";
        $out .= gTxt('comment_email').": $email\r\n";
        $out .= gTxt('comment_web').": $web\r\n";
        $out .= gTxt('comment_comment').": $message";

        $subject = strtr(gTxt('comment_received'),array('{site}' => $sitename, '{title}' => $Title));

        $success = txpMail($mod_email, $subject, $out, $email);
}

This has a hardcoded name/email of the moderator, assuming you don’t mind editing the name/email in the plugin code. Having an input field for moderator name/email in the preferences or extensions tab would be a bit more work.

Note: I didn’t test the code shown above.

Last edited by ruud (2006-10-15 00:04:49)

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#3 2006-10-15 01:55:52

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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

Ruud,

I’ve enjoyed watching you go through things with svn through the mailing list. Thanks for having a look at this.

Couple of questions here:

1. Does the code you provide here tackle the pre-spam comment issues you bring up above? I didn’t gather whether that remained a problem or not? Although I personally have never received spam in my comments, and I’ve only heard of it happening very rarely becuase of comment preview.
2. If I wan’t to use this code, I’m assuming I’ll need to compile it, but after some searching, and really not knowing where to start, I couldn’t find instructions for how to do that so that the plugin is insertable into the plugins field in the plugins tab.

Thanks :)

Matthew


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#4 2006-10-15 05:26:41

jm
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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

Didn’t try it, but here’s the compiled plugin:

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#5 2006-10-15 08:42:27

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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

1. It doesn’t tackle the pre-spam thing. To do that, you’d have to bypass some of the core TXP code for comments, but (and I’m not sure if that’s even possible) that would also mean duplicating a lot of that code in this plugin. This is a trade-off between simplicity and functionality.
2. You can use <a href=“http://forum.textpattern.com/viewtopic.php?id=10330”>zem’s plugin template</a> for that. Or someone will do it for you as jm did ;)

Might as well do it officially here with my own prefix (instead of abc) and a help page included:

# rvm_mail_comments v0.1
# Mail all comments to dedicated moderator(s)
# Ruud van Melick
# http://vanmelick.com/
# License: GPLv2 or later

# ......................................................................
# This is a plugin for Textpattern - http://textpattern.com/
# To install: textpattern > admin > plugins
# Paste the following text into the 'Install plugin' box:
# ......................................................................

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#6 2006-10-15 23:55:21

squaredeye
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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

Ruud,
Thank you,
and Jon Michael, thank you (for all your help).

Much appreciated.

Matthew


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#7 2006-10-16 00:10:08

squaredeye
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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

Ruud,
1. I could not load your plugin for some reason (badly formed or empty – error), though JM’s version did load.

2. I was able to edit the info just fine, and then was able to make and preview a comment, but upon submittal I got this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function assert_int() in /home/.emperior/ma_smith/liberti.artiswork.org/textpattern/lib/txplib_misc.php(527) : eval()'d code on line 14

Any ideas?

:)

Matthew


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#8 2006-10-16 00:43:48

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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

assert_int() is one of the functions that I beleive have been added to the core since 4.0.3 through Ruud’s various patches. So, in order to have this code in your TXP install, you need to either be running a semi recent svn version or wait until 4.0.4 comes out (in theory, early this coming week).


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#9 2006-10-16 00:49:05

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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

akoksis, Ruud,
I am using 4.0.3 (r1874),

Shall I upgrade to the 4.04 rc1?
I’ll try it I guess and report back.

Last edited by ma_smith (2006-10-16 00:54:43)


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#10 2006-10-16 01:10:27

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Re: [request] email article author and 'moderator' each comment

Ruud,
Aksoksis,
JM,

success. Thank you.

Matthew


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