Limiting comments to subscribers
Posted Nov 18, 2003 12:55 UTC (Tue) by French_Guest
In reply to: Limiting comments to subscribers
Parent article: Two analysts on SCO (Groklaw)
I thought that comments on lwn.net could be moderated, but this would probably cost too much employee time and money for lwn.
Other possibility : the following french linux site shows an interesting auto-moderating system :
They use Templeet (http://templeet.org/), a GPL software.
An authorized subset of readers vote for comments (+1 or -1), and all comments with negative notes get somehow blanked. For lwn.net, I think you could easily configure and adapt the software to your needs. For example, so that only subscribers vote, or designed moderators, or any subset of people you trust. Accounts with too much trolls (for example more than 3 negative notes lesser than -10) could get disabled for a few weeks (a fair practice, imho).
I think this would prevent abuse of your ressources through spammers and trolls, with little work more for the lwn employees.
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