Moderating forumsWhen moderation is enabled for Forums, a designated moderator can review posts before they are published to a forum and manage posts after they are added to a forum. Forums moderation is supported for community forums and stand-alone forums.
If premoderation is enabled for your deployment, when users create or reply to forum posts, the content that they add does not display until it is approved by a moderator. If postmoderation is enabled, the moderator can review content that has been flagged as inappropriate and the reason given for flagging it, and determine whether the content should be removed or the flag dismissed.
As administrator, you can control who has permission to moderate forum content using two scopes:
You can assign people the J2EE global-moderator role for Forums using the IBM WAS Integrated Solutions Console. For more information about assigning roles, see Roles.
Users who have been assigned the global-moderator role can see an additional Moderation link in the application menu bar when they are logged in to IBM Connections. This link is only visible to global moderators. Clicking the link provides access to a global moderation interface where moderators can review and manage posts from stand-alone forums and community forums.
Community forum moderation
Community forums can be moderated by community owners if owner moderation for Communities is enabled in the contentreview-config.xml file. For more information about how to configure owner-moderation settings, see Manage content moderation and flagged content.
When owner moderation is enabled for Communities, community owners can review and manage the content of their community forums directly from the community by logging in to IBM Connections and selecting Moderate Community from the Community Actions menu. Community owners can only review content from their own community forums.
For more information about moderating content in community forums, see Moderating community content.
In addition to the global moderation interface and community moderation interface, the public Forums moderation API can be leveraged by third-party developers to moderate stand-alone and community forum content. For more information, see Moderating forum content programmatically.
Parent topicAdminister Forums
Moderating forum content programmatically
Moderating the content in a community
Manage content moderation and flagged content
Moderating content before it is published
Moderating published content that is flagged