Quick question,

I love the way our registration system works. It operates pretty smoothly, and only a few people trickle to the moderation queue for various reasons.

Quick question - those that end up in the moderation queue, I know they can have access to our platform right away - but can they post right away? Or, do they have to wait until they are approved before they post?

I ask this as a security question. I'd hate for a bad actor to come in and start posting inappropriate things while they are sitting in the moderation queue.

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Hi, Aaron!

If your moderation recipe is set for "Account Active Immediately, But In The Moderation Queue For Review", then they are active and can post before they are approved.

If you want to avoid that, change it to "Account Not Active Until Approved".

If you still want them to be able to view your community, but you want to make sure they are not bad actors, you  may want a different recipe: one that lets them register and view your community, but their first handful of posts will go to the mod queue until approved. That gives you a chance to make sure they are not a bad actor. If you like that idea, you want the Moderate Content by Members Until They Have a Certain Point Total recipe, which is also a template you can adjust.

Does that help? I'm happy to help you fine tune the process!

Lori

Lori

Lori,

Great advice. I'd like to implement the point total recipe you referenced. I did find it and see how I can set it up. I would just limit that to calendar posts and blog posts for moderation. Not super worried about comments, and that would be a bit of a headache. What do you recommend for the the minimum number of points they should meet? Our crowdstack settings are on the default point settings. 

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Hi, Aaron:

Primary content types are 10 points each, and comments and replies are 4, and of course they get points for joining, following, visiting, etc. The trigger can't be set as finely as "blog post" or "calendar events", but instead would be "Content Posted" and/or "Comment/Reply". If you think the comments and replies are not an issue, you can leave that trigger out, and just use "Content Posted". That means that your new members can post comments and replies without going to the moderation queue, but primary content would send them to the queue until they reach their point total.

The point total reached will take into account all of the points earned. I'd probably start with about 30 points, and tweak it if it seems  you need more or less after you've had some experience. 

If it really is just blog posts and calendar events you are concerned with, there's another way to handle it that doesn't require the Moderation Queue: you could have new members go into the All Members circle, and then, using a different recipe, once they've earned a certain point total automatically add them into a circle that allows them to post Calendar Events and Blog Posts. If you choose to go this way, you can easily add your current members to the new group that allows them to post. in the Member Management section of the control panel. Let me know if you want more information about that.

Lori

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