Mon Oct 31 2022 - ...
Approvals Can Now be Done Once Per User
Previously, if manual approval was enabled, every comment would have to be moderated. Now, if Only Auto Approve For Approved Users is enabled, a user's comment don't require approval if they have been approved before.
This serves as a sort of gateway into a community, which may be desirable for communities that want to have approvals but don't want to approve every single comment.
How to Get It
You can enable this feature via Comment Moderation Settings, accessible via
Moderate Comments -> Settings.
Comment Approval select
Automatically Approve Comments and then
Only Auto Approve For Approved Users.
Keeping Existing Functionality
If you manually approve every comment today, and you want to continue to do so, simply do nothing. We will not be turning this feature on automatically or by default.
We know this feature has been long awaited by some. Like all major releases, we're glad that we could take the time to optimize, test, and properly release this feature.