| Author: | Tobias Zimmergren (tobias at zimmergren dot net) |
| Blog: | http://www.zimmergren.net |
I have been getting a few requests from people who’ve been getting quite a lot of spam in their Enhanced Blog Edition SharePoint blog, and who don’t currently have the ability to change any code or make adjustments. (They’ve got permissions to the system, but not to actually do anything like upgrade the assembly, add a nifty re-captcha validator or any other changes. They’re only allowed to do the “admin-stuff through the admin-interface”).
My quick and dirty solution was to provide them with a “Comments Manager” which basically is a Windows Application that will list all comments in the blog with a checkbox beside it. The “admin” can then check the desired (or, undesired..) blog comments and then kill them. This solution proved to be much faster than to do the same using the web browser using e.g. the tedious “Edit in datasheet view” option.
Note; This isn’t by far any cool application – it merely does what the few people want it to do, kill undesired comments with a better overview :)
This light-weight application will do the following:
- List all comments - Comment Author
- Trimmed Body
- Background-coloring - Green for comments with status = “Approved”
- Red for all other (Rejected and Pending)
- Kill selected comments
Simple as that!
Comments Manager preview
If you have ideas or comments, or if it simply doesn’t work – leave a comment!
Better yet, leave a comment anyway! :)
If required by the people using this simple app – the future versions could include
- Comment status change [Approval status]
- Use Web Services to connect to your SP site instead
- Track- and linkback manager
- etc. etc.