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What user moderation tools are necessary?

asked 2010-06-23 11:39:16 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

updated 2010-06-23 11:39:35 -0600

Hi, could you give some input - what moderation tools would you be interested to see in this software?

I would like to collect a list of requirements to put up a package of those tools.

Thanks.

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Would love the ability to assign Questions to special Categories. I've heard this mentioned as "special tags" in this forum. Then the ability to assign user moderation privileges to a specific category. Basically this provides the system with topic experts who are allowed to moderate only those categories they are deemed an expert in.

fathomit gravatar imagefathomit ( 2014-08-01 12:28:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2010-06-23 14:43:48 -0600

jeremy gravatar image

I think that if we can suspend users we already have many power :)

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answered 2014-04-24 13:12:26 -0600

nicanorl gravatar image

I'm using Drupal on other sites. I have no more spam using:

Honeypot: adds a hidden field, if it's filled, it's a bot.

SpamBlack Hole: replaces form actions with a dummy URL which is then replaced during form submission using javascript.

Hashcash: javascript proof-of-work algorithm

These techniques are only valid for annonymous users, but developers should take them into account since Askbot should have this feature in the future, since there is a need for allowing anonymous questions and answers, specially, when building a new community.

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answered 2014-04-12 11:14:02 -0600

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updated 2014-04-12 11:51:43 -0600

Mostly this is to control spam from new user so it would be good to have a karma threshold for this. eg.

Moderate only users with Karma less than: 10  points

In this way our regular users would not have to wait for every post they make to be moderated before it appears.

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