Comments moderation

Changes, updates etc. related to this website will be posted here.

Moderators: usdcs, Andrew Lee, webfork

Message
Author
User avatar
Andrew Lee
Posts: 2182
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:19 am
Contact:

Comments moderation

#1 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:37 am

It took a little longer than I expected, but I finally implemented the comments moderation function.

Basically if you have a non-zero rank and you are logged in, you will find a "trash can" icon at the end of every comment. If you click on it, your rank will be added to the comment negativity score. Once the negativity score goes above a certain threshold, the comment will be hidden.

Current the threshold is set at 6, so it will take at least two ranked users to hide a comment (R5 + R1).

You don't have to worry about trashing a comment accidentally more than once, since the script is smart enough to know you have done it before and won't double count.

The "trash can" icon starts out looking quite transparent and gets progressively more opaque as the negativity score increases. When the negativity score reaches 5, it becomes red.

Hope this helps with getting rid of spammy or useless comments.

User avatar
SYSTEM
Posts: 1726
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:19 am
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Comments moderation

#2 Post by SYSTEM » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:56 am

Thank you.

I tested the function with a couple of recent comments of the ImgBurn entry (the ones I really want to kill, of course). The moderation function seems to be working, at least the trash can icons became more opaque. :)
My YouTube channel | Release date of my 11th playlist: January 26, 2018

User avatar
Andrew Lee
Posts: 2182
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:19 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#3 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:20 am

I just helped you out there, so they are gone. :D

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#4 Post by guinness » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:38 am

Excellent addition! No way to test until some erroneous comments are posted. :)
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#5 Post by guinness » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:41 am

I think there might be a bug since the introduction, because I have voted for 2 applications today (which should be at 10 by now) and added 3 applications (which should be at 5) but they are showing as 0?!
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
Andrew Lee
Posts: 2182
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:19 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:24 pm

Just fixed it. Thanks!

User avatar
Checker
Posts: 1621
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:00 pm
Location: Ingolstadt [DE]

Re: Comments moderation

#7 Post by Checker » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:14 am

Andrew Lee wrote:It took a little longer than I expected, but I finally implemented the comments moderation function.
Thank you very much :)

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7494
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#8 Post by webfork » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:27 pm

Andrew Lee wrote:Hope this helps with getting rid of spammy or useless comments.
Excellent. Thanks for your work on this.
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org

freakazoid
Posts: 915
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:45 pm

Re: Comments moderation

#9 Post by freakazoid » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:43 am

I just made a mistake when I posted a comment and I wanted to remove it; I tried to delete it, but trying to delete your own comment still requires community moderation.

Andrew, is it possible to let registered users delete their own comment without another user verifying it?
is it stealth? ;)

User avatar
Andrew Lee
Posts: 2182
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:19 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#10 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:27 pm

@freakazoid: Great idea!

I have updated the "kill" function to allow that.

User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4142
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Re: Comments moderation

#11 Post by I am Baas » Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:17 am

How about editing a comment?
Bəəs 2.0

User avatar
JohnTHaller
Posts: 589
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:44 pm
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#12 Post by JohnTHaller » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:09 pm

I keep clicking the exclamation point to agree with this post, but it doesn't seem to be working. :?
PortableApps.com - The open standard for portable software | Support Net Neutrality

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#13 Post by guinness » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:13 pm

I keep clicking the exclamation point to agree with this post, but it doesn't seem to be working. :?
The exclamation point in the Forums is to send a warning to the Admins about the post, did you mean the Recycle bin in the comments? Because this should turn Red and set a number of what level you are e.g. R5 on TPFC.
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4142
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Re: Comments moderation

#14 Post by I am Baas » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:21 pm

This comment on GreeneBrowser was voted down but I disagree. How do I vote for a comment to stay?
P Smith: Anything based on Infernal Exploder is a waste of time. I'd rather use chrome, which sucks. [2011-01-06 16:41]
Bəəs 2.0

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Comments moderation

#15 Post by guinness » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:25 pm

I agree with I am Baas this would be a good option too. I only remove comments on the basis of being SPAM e.g. selling Boots.
Added 179 Applications: Portable

Post Reply