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Is there no way to rel="follow" trusted commentor links and rel="nofollow" all others?

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Controls
May 19, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Edited May 19, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Typically, I would want to add a rel="nofollow" attribute to every commentor name's anchor element, whether I am moderating my blog or not.  But once a particular commentor has proven over time that they contribute to the discussions and can be trusted not to spam links, I would like to allow links from that commentor to be followed.  Basically, I want to flag the commentor as 'trusted' so that comments rendered for them omit the rel="nofollow" attribrute.  WordPress and other blogging software have this capability.

Is there a way to achieve this using BlogEngine.Net?  I cannot find any settings in the admin screens that would allow this.

May 20, 2009 at 2:27 AM

This isn't available in the out-of-the-box BE.

This functionality could be added by creating an Extension to keep track of white-listed commenters, and modifying the CommentView.ascx file in your theme folder to add the follow/nofollow attribute depending on if the commenter is white-listed.