Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#19781 closed New feature (wontfix)

Documentation on Django Comments moderation emails doesn't match actual behavior

Reported by: mikeshultz Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.comments Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


django.contrib.comments.moderation(ln:239) currently uses settings.MANAGERS to decide who the recipients of the moderation e-mails are. This isn't mentioned in the documentation.

However, I'd like to request this to change to sending to all users with the Can moderate comments permission. If this would be to resource intensive(querying users every comment post), then I'd like to suggest adding settings.MODERATORS that would trump settings.MANAGERS if it exists.

I don't have a good idea for the former, but the latter, a simple change to something like this would help:

recipient_list = [manager_tuple[1] for manager_tuple in getattr(settings, 'MODERATORS', None) or settings.MANAGERS]

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by carljm

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

Thanks for the report! The title here says the behavior contradicts the documentation; I don't think that's true, the documentations says the email will be sent "to site staff", which is an accurate description of settings.MANAGERS, if not very specific.

I think it's reasonable to be able to control who gets these emails at a level specific to contrib.comments, though I doubt that we'd want to query the database for this information.

On a different not, I really think contrib.comments is a prime candidate for spinning out into a standalone project. There's nothing about it that requires being in contrib, and it's not all that well cared for there.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by jacob

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

django.contrib.comments has been deprecated and is no longer supported, so I'm closing this ticket. We're encouraging users to transition to a custom solution, or to a hosted solution like Disqus.

The code itself has moved to; if you want to keep using it, you could move this bug over there.

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