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Google Summer of Code 2009 Plone Foundation

Commenting in Plone

by Timo Stollenwerk for Plone Foundation

It is generally accepted that Plone's support for commenting is not quite as strong as we'd like it to be. There are several add-on products out there to try to rectify this, but they are basically wholesale replacements, with a new API, that do not use the existing services we have in Plone. The motivation is to provide easy to adjustable comments. Additionally to provide the optional possibility to re-use the existing framework for third party products. A list of features which are needed to make commenting work include moderation, confirmation, captcha support, spam protection, mass editing screens, configurable commenting forms, extensibility, and a local configuration.