Question by : Can wordpress shut your site down if there are lots of inappropriate comments?
I have a wordpress blog with a lot of comments that insist on swearing and crudeness, but because of the vast amount of comments on my site, it makes it nearly impossible for me to single handedly remove or edit all the bad comments. Having said that my site has no age rating listed and all of the author content is clean, it’s just the comments that become hard to handle.
Can wordpress remove your site for this?
Answer by Smelly Cat
They probably won’t shut it down but you are being irresponsible by not handling comments. If you don’t want swearing – deal with it! There are things you can do. (If you are allowing spammers to comment and you don’t delete the comments, you could hurt yourself in search engines.)
If you encounter a word or phrase that is not in the Spam Words list, you can add it. You can also add the spam words found on the Spam Words list to the list that comes with your WordPress installation.
Go to the Settings > Discussion > Comment Moderation panel.
In the Spam Words textarea box, you can add additional spam words.
Added words are to be on a single line with a single line break after them with no spaces in between the words. If you include a blank line, every single comment will be moderated.
When a comment contains any of these words in its content, name, URI, e-mail, or IP, WordPress will hold it in the moderation queue.
Included on your Settings > Discussion panel is a section called the Comment Blacklist. This is a list of words completely blacklisted from your blog.
Be very careful what you add here. If a comment matches something here it will be completely nuked and there will be no notification. These “nuked” comments will not appear on your blog, but they will remain in your database marked as [spam]. Comments that are marked as [spam] are held in your database to educate “intelligent” anti-spam plugins, such as Akismet.
Choose your blacklist words wisely!
Remember that partial words can match, so if there is any chance something here might match it would be better to put it in the moderation box. Blacklisting a word such as tramadol will automatically delete any comments containing tramadol, tramadols, bigtramadol, etc. But, blacklisting a word such as ass will automatically delete comments containing ass, asses, assistance, passionate, assumption, etc.
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