Auto Edit/Delete Offensive Posts based on Dislike Vote Count

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Auto Edit/Delete Offensive Posts based on Dislike Vote Count

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This mod would consist of a dislike counter and an automatic moderator function that could rename, move or delete offensive posts once a predetermined number of dislikes has been reached.

ACP display might look something like this:

Group Permissions >>> Auto Edit/Moderate


Enable Auto Edit when dislike count reaches: ______

__ Count member votes only


Action to take:

__ Delete topic

__ Move topic to forum: _______________________

__ Change topic title to: _______________________

__ Change topic icon to: _______________________

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interesting, but:
1) before we need a like/dislike system.
2) Likes and dislikes sometimes are gave just because "different political opinions" and not because a post is offensive

so it is an option to use carefully
Please explicate why you voted negative or positive, so it will be possible to better understand each one's point of view.
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I would never let my members vote-ban/edit/moderate but I've been on forums that do and it can and often is abused. I'm sure that there must be forums that it would genuinely help too. I'm torn...
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Master_Cylinder wrote:I've been on forums that do and it can and often is abused. I'm sure that there must be forums that it would genuinely help too. I'm torn...
Yes exactly, the same for me too.

Some options that allow admin to decide to activate or not the function some configuration option to optimize its behavior may help. But the basic idea is interesting IMHO
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Re: Auto Edit/Delete Offensive Posts based on Dislike Vote C

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I would never use it. Since user shouldn't have the control over moving topics and stuff... But well. I can see, that people want this. So +1

Would be better/sufficiant if there is just a small icon in the viewforum.php with green/orange/red kind of thing which indicates the rating
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Re: Auto Edit/Delete Offensive Posts based on Dislike Vote C

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For those few "special" posters whose sole purpose in life is to make visitors turn tail and run. =(
It lets the grown-ups move stuff to the kids' room. Sometimes it takes a village... :P
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You sound like you're disagreeing with your own proposal.

I wouldn't use it. There could be legitimate reasons for a post having a big dislike factor. For instance, you might ask your members for their opinion on something, if the dislike vote then got to the set point, it would vanish before people have had a good chance to discuss it.
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The idea was born out of wanting to move a racist topic off the front page and into a sub-forum so visitors wouldn't think the whole site is racist - but not being a moderator, having no way to do it. It's a lot easier to destroy a good reputation than it is to build one. It would give users some measure of control over what visitors see when they first "walk in".

"Auto edit/move" might be a better name for it since I wouldn't use the delete option either.
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In that instance you would use the report button and/or PM a moderator.
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What if the moderator is away - or fails to see the severity of it?
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Then you contact the admin.
Any decent site should have the right size of team to deal with the board.
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And in the mean time, the post keeps getting bumped, and the site is discredited - forever.
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That's something you deal with as an admin.

It may equally take more time for the number of dislikes to hit the limit set by the admin to trigger removal.
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Nothing is perfect, but it would give the more responsible users a way to put out fires. It's tough having to stand there and watch the place burn to the ground. =(
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A site is unlikely to go under because of one topic that wasn't moderated for a few hours. Users should be sensible enough to realise the team can only deal with thing when they're there or are alerted to them.
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