[TYPO3-typo3org] Forum moderation?

Alex Heizer alex at tekdevelopment.com
Fri Oct 20 11:41:48 CEST 2006


Dmitry Dulepov wrote:
> Hi!
> Alex Heizer wrote:
>> What do people feel about moderation of the support.typo3.org forum? I 
>> know that there isn't moderation for the newsgroups and mailing list, 
>> but what about (generically yes-or-no) moderation for the forums?
> Is there real need for moderation?

Not yet, but most of the posts are directly input from the mailing 
lists. I don't know how things will change if more people start posting 
there rather than the lists.

>> I've seen in other communities (open source and proprietary 
>> software, non-software related, etc.) where they have a certain set of 
>> posting rules, flagged words, etc., and the original mailing list 
>> archives on the old typo3.com website were moderated at one time.
> Current mailing lists also have kind of rules but they are not very 
> strict (and often people break them). Though I do not see it as large 
> problem.
>> So, generically, should the forums be "moderate-able", or wide open to 
>> anything anyone wants to post?
> In my opinion it would be better not to moderate but to archive useful 
> information from forums/mailing lists to a dedicated section on 
> typo3.org or wiki.

There's RSS feeds from the forum, so it would be possible to pull 
directly onto other places. But then, it would be just from a category 
rather than individual posts arbitrarily. But it would be useful to be 
able to have posts to highlight things in other places, yes.


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