asked 2010-06-13 14:47:05 -0500jeremy
Hello, my project is about cars. I don't have many free time and knoledge, but I'm in no hurry to. I participate in many forums about cars, mainly in french, and I know that people usually behave bad in these forums.
I tested askbot in my computer but there's one thing I can't find is how to moderate users, like baning and and give or take them points.
What are my options?
PS: If there's no moderation functions I can pay someone to do it (but not that much). Do you recomend someone, or is one of the askbot developers available to do that? Tanks
Hi Jeremy, there is admin interface at url
/admin where you can access, modify user profile data, and inactivate accounts. That interface is however may be a bit too powerful and anyone using it should be careful. Extended settings interface (with most things that are in the settings_local.py are coming soon after I merge in the experimental branch).
edit: to make the first user into admin you'll need to run a command
python manage.py add_admin <user_id>
<user_id> is the numeric id of that user. If command is not available you will need to upgrade the code or copy files
forum/management/commands/remove_admin.py. I am working on an easier upgrade method now.
I have not tested it myself, but I suspect that if you delete an account through admin interface you will also automatically delete all user's contributions - try it out and see what happens. There is definitely room for better user moderation tools.
If you - and anyone else:)! - might be willing to sponsor this project in some form I will indeed try to find a developer to help out. Thanks for mentioning that.
Btw, if you are planning to run a forum in French, somebody first needs to make a translation. It will take about a week if you work without a hurry and two days if you only take breaks for food :). I've made a translation from Chinese in three days last year.
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Asked: 2010-06-13 14:47:05 -0500
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Last updated: Jun 23 '10