#2 Feb 26, 2009 06:11
Hi bernard zimmermann. I've looked at this a couple of times and, to be honest, am very confused.
First I'll start at the end to maybe get my biggest confusion clarified. So ... people send you an email saying "could you please make this a comment" and you do so now you want to edit the IP address the comment came from. Why don't you just reply to them saying "you can make a comment as easily as you sent this email" and be done with it?
Moving backwards, what would you want to search by IP addresses? I'm guessing comments - which we currently can't do. But you CAN set comments to be drafts by default then simply not publish comments you don't want on your blog. Which seems to be the first situation you spoke of right? I don't know or care if these are people with a grudge or people with a legitimate complaint about bad business behaviors (not guessing either way!) but truly you can stop comments from going somewhere you don't want them to go by having them be drafts and simply deleting those you think will go to a place you don't want your web to go.
IF we could filter/sort comments by IP that'd be cool, but really I think the first order of business for what I think your needs now are is to simply moderate comments by having them go to 'draft' status, and to tell people "post your own comment".
Or did I totally miss something?