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Add moderation of new forum posts

Current behavior:
All posts and replies are published immediately (subject to the user having appropriate access rights on the particular forum)

Desired behavior:
Ability to moderate posts/comments

Implementation ideas:

- Administrator can specify whether forum should be moderated or not (maybe by each membership level?)
- Administrator can assign moderators
- All new posts/replies according to settings go into moderation list
- Moderators receive notices (probably option: each message/daily digest)
- Moderators have online list of messages to be moderated and can approve/reject/edit them
- once approved, message is displayed.

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    Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Mary GuttieriMary Guttieri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is essential for our organization. We would like to stop using our GoogleGroup, but need its feature of being able to moderate posts before they are visible to our membership. Many moderating features of forums on WA are superior to GGroup- but this is a must have for us.

      • Hugh HeinsohnHugh Heinsohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to moderate forum posts before they show up in the public forum pages is highly desirable. This is a basic function of all forum systems I am aware of and it's surprising that WA doesn't support this.

      • Anji TaylorAnji Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello!

        Is there any status on implementing moderation of forums? Even though our forums will only be available to members, moderation is very important when you have members with differing opinions (particularly in an election year...) and not being able to moderate will likely make it so that we aren't able to take advantage of the functionality.

      • Phil PiferPhil Pifer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For public forums, CAPTCHA helps but doesn't stop the flow of bogus posts by Asian search marketing firms. I am tired of deleting these garbage posts (and it is extremely slow to delete them). I have now turned off public posting access - but this is a shame. As a civic organization we would like to allow public posts on certain topics. Curated posting would allow us to do that.

      • Constance HeinzenConstance Heinzen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our organization also wishes to have the ability to assign moderators to facilitate the posts/comments to member forums. Many times the questions posted can be easily answered by the moderators instead of bothering all of the members.

      • mgilbertpamgilbertpa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We feel it is very important that the moderators have a chance to review/reject/approve comments before they are posted. thank you.

      • Keith RiceKeith Rice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Strongly agree with this. We need forums but don't want them behaving like a blog where postings can cause unneeded dissension and angst

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Anne, sorry, the timeline is not clear yet - we have two releases in the works (4.4 and 5.0) and until we release them (4.4 in June, 5.0 in the fall) we would not be able to schedule this task.

      • Anne_KAnne_K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        [quote user="Chief_Apricot"]

        Current behavior:
        All posts and replies are published immediately (subject to the user having appropriate access rights on the particular forum)

        Desired behavior:
        Ability to moderate posts/comments

        Implementation ideas:

        - Administrator can specify whether forum should be moderated or not (maybe by each membership level?)
        - Administrator can assign moderators
        - All new posts/replies according to settings go into moderation list
        - Moderators receive notices (probably option: each message/daily digest)
        - Moderators have online list of messages to be moderated and can approve/reject/edit them
        - once approved, message is displayed.

        [/quote]

        Hello Apricots!
        First off, I really do love your software. Secondly, any idea on when forums will be able to be moderated? It would be perfect if I had the ability to approve/reject messages, that way I could reject any spam messages.

        Thanks
        Anne

      • DawnDawn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        would it be possible to include in this implementation the ability to close a topic?

        I would like to close a topic and keep people from posting to it, but not delete it entirely and lose the posts that were made.

      • TradeNewsTradeNews commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, yes, please! ALL of my clients request the ability to moderate forums and blogs. Would be great if this feature could be released sooner than later...

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ian, unfortunately we ended up investing much more time into financial module and some other features so this has been postponed. It is still on our roadmap but for now there is no specific timeline for it.

      • iantiant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to add our vote to this one - the basic implementation as you outlined back in May 2008 would be a great start.

        As we near 2011 is there any sign of this moving to the roadmap and being scheduled for development?

        Regards,
        Ian
        worthing and adur chamber of commerce

      • Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        David,

        We had to focus on a bunch of other modules this year before we could tackle the forum. I expect us to address this within 2011 (more precise timeline is not defined yet)

      • Lynda ChidellLynda Chidell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been two years since Chief Apricot posted implementation ideas. Am I going to see moderation implemented within my lifetime? ;-)

      • maryrobinettemaryrobinette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        May I add to the request the ability to move a post that is in the wrong thread or forum? Merging threads when the same topic is in two different places would also be handy.

      • n8barbern8barber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please implement this!

        The implementation suggested is exactly how we would like forum moderation to occur.

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