moderated Re: Change "Moderated" hashtag new topics so only the replies are moderated #suggestion #bug

Malcolm Austen

On Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:08:27 -0000, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

When you put a Moderated hashtag on an already existing topic, all replies from that point on are, correctly, moderated. But if you put such a hashtag on a Topic when it is first created (i.e., when you post the first message), even the first message itself is moderated. This seems contrary to intention (hence my using #bug in addition to #suggestion for this conversation) and serves no obvious useful purspose. All it does is subject the creator of the post to moderation in the very post itself.

It's the use of the hashtag that is moderated. I don't want to allow every group member to post any message with, say, #admin on it!!

The current operation is exactly right, the suggestion would break things! The only use I can enviage for moderated replies only would be on a topic started by a moderator and they can easily allow their own message through (as I do with #admin).

The suggestion is to change the behavior (and also the description - see below) of the tag so that for new topics with the tag, only replies to the topic are moderated, not the first message itself.

As above, Nooo, please not.

The description on the hashtag page currently reads "Messages with this hashtag will be moderated." It should read "Replies to topics with this hashtag are moderated."

The current text is right. The only possible change I could see as sensible would perhaps to allow hashtags to have alternative settings of either "moderated" or "moderate replies".


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