With the recent high volume of nasty comment spam, most of which is caught by Akismet within WordPress.com blogs, I’ve been mentally chastising the developers for not including a DELETE SPAM button at the bottom of the caught spam list.
I would scroll through 90 or more caught spam comments and get to the bottom of the list, only to find a button to advise me to make all check marked spam comments as NOT SPAM. In order to delete this nasty spam comments, I’d have to scroll back to the top of the list to hit the DELETE SPAM button. Time waster and scrolling-button-finger-wearer-outer.
Today I find that they’ve been reading my mind. A new series of buttons and information is now found at the bottom of the Akismet panel in your WordPress.com blogs.
This is great. I now don’t have to scroll back to the top to delete the spam from my blog.
This is weird because it isn’t very intuitive.
I know that WordPress.com is also a test site, and that we have to suffer as they figure out the details, but this is over thinking, folks. What the heck is “de-spam”?
Me, I think like most folks when it comes to all this highly-fangled technology. Make it simple and to the point and let me get the job done so I can focus on what is important. ME!
What’s wrong with NOT SPAM and DELETE SPAM?
This is how I’d like the bottom to look, if I were in charge of things.
Move that “get-rid-of-them” button up. Since I find few good comments get caught by Akismet, I rarely push the “Not Spam” button, so drop it down out of accidental hit range.
Thank you to the WordPress.com crew for reading my mind and adding the Delete Spam button at the bottom. But “hint hint” on making this a little more user friendly.
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