If you've ever wanted to have complete control over new discussions that are posted to your network, we have a new option for you: turning on forum moderation for all new discussion posts.
How it works
This new functionality is very similar to how blog post moderation works, so if you've ever turned on blog moderation, you're already familiar with the idea. Basically, if you turn this on…
Who will want to use this?
For the most part, this will probably only be desirable for Network Creators who have extra-strict privacy concerns. For example, perhaps you run a network for students and need to be assured that all content is appropriate for the entire audience before it is live. Maybe your healthcare-oriented network has had problems in the past with members who have unwittingly shared private health-related data in the main forum when you prefer that they share it in private groups set up specifically for that purpose.
The trade-off with this option
Having this additional level of moderation could dissuade members (particularly new members) from wanting to post new discussions. If people feel that all of their discussions have to be approved by someone before anyone else can respond, they may decide it's too much trouble or that it feels too much like pre-emptive censorship. Ultimately, it's up to you as the Network Creator whether or not you want to turn on full forum moderation. This feature is entirely optional, and we anticipate that most Network Creators won't want to go to the trouble of moderating all new discussions. But, we've added it for those of you who do want this level of control.
We've added this functionality based on a relatively small number of requests we've received over time here on the Creators Network. At this point, we don't plan on expanding this functionality further, but we'll watch to see how many people adopt it and how they're using it.
I do not have this
Is this only for a pro?
I won't need this but is is awesome to see you guys improving Ning as quickly as you do!
It would be great if this function could be enabled/disabled at Group Forum level.
In fact, although we don't need it in the main Forum, several Group Owners are requesting it for their Group Forums.
This is basically an all-or-nothing feature. We don't have plans to extend it to that level of granularity.
Not something I would use for the same reasons you stated.
I'd only recommend that anyone enable this feature if you can approve/deny the post immediately. If you want to completely kill all new discussions, go ahead an enable moderation but wait hours before you approve or deny.
Good job Eric! These are the real improvement in Ning!
@ ERric m reciving Approval of groups discssion ..
as you said above we are not going to moderate group discussions
Sorry if I was unclear. This is an all-or-nothing control, so you will either moderate all discussions or none.
As I noted:
All forum discussions — in both the main forum and public group forums — will need to be approved before they are published.
Checking into this, Badan.