Suggestion: new account comment moderation
Posted Nov 20, 2003 15:57 UTC (Thu) by pspinler
Parent article: On comment abuse
How about a scheme whereby postings from new accounts are moderated (say for 2 weeks, or a month, or whatever), after which posting is essentially open. Note that the moderation period should began with the first attempted posting, rather than from account creation.
If a particular commenter is found to be abusive, that account can be re-enabled for another month of moderation.
Oh, and moderation should be by the community, rather than by the editors.
Key points of this idea:
1) It protects to some extent against auto-spambots
2) It gives you, LWN, less liability if comments are moderated by people other than the editors
3) It doesn't restrict postings by valued non-subscribers
Your thoughts ?
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