Moderation overviewFind out what level of content moderation is available for the applications in version 3 and version 3.0.1.
Moderation was added to IBM Connections with version 3 and expanded in version 3.0.1. If the moderation application is installed and enabled, you can define a person or set of people who will review and approve the content that users add to certain applications before it is published or review and act on content that has been flagged as problematic.
Moderation can be configured to make moderation available for global moderators, community owners or blog owners, as follows:
User assigned the global-moderator J2EE role for the Moderation component can review and manage content for blogs, forums, and community files from the global moderation interface, which is accessed using the Moderation link in the application menu bar. The link is only visible to users who have been assigned the J2EE global-moderator role. For more information about assigning roles, see Roles.
When owner moderation is enabled for communities, community owners can access moderation options for their community by opening the community and selecting Community Actions -> Moderate Community. Community moderators can only manage the content of communities that they own, and they can only do so from the community moderation interface; they cannot access the global moderation interface.
You can specify whether owner moderation is enabled by changing the value of the ownerModerate setting in the contentreview-config.xml file. For more information, see Manage content moderation and flagged content.
If the Moderation service is enabled, you can moderate Blogs from the central moderation interface. If the Moderation service is not enabled, you can moderate Blogs from a moderation interface available from the Blogs application. When owner moderation is enabled for Blogs, blog owners can access moderation options for a blog they own by opening the blog and choosing the Moderation tab. If moderation is enabled for a blog, the blog owner can review content before it is posted to a blog. In addition, users of the Blogs application have the options to flag content as inappropriate. When content is flagged, the moderator is informed and can take action from the moderation interface.
In addition to the user interfaces available for moderation, there is a public moderation API that can be leveraged by third-party developers to extend the capabilities of content moderation.
Monitor and control the content of blogs, community files, and forums using the moderation tools.
Moderated content states
When content is moderated, it can be in a variety of states before and after being published.
Manage content moderation and flagged content
Edit configuration property settings in the contentreview-config.xml file to enable moderation and to specify what moderators should receive email notification when content requires moderation. Restart your applications to see the changes.
Moderating content before it is published
Review before it is published to make sure it meets your standards.
Parent topicAdminister applications
Moderating blogs programmatically
Moderating community files and comments programmatically
Moderating forum content programmatically
Moderating the content in a community
Designating global moderators