Thursday, 8 July 2010

Content monitoring and moderation

Once the application is released and user numbers pick up, some users will inevitably post spam or otherwise inappropriate content. While screening every single contribution can be a full-time job, most user-generated content systems adopt a more lightweight approach where monitoring and moderation is delegated to the community. Following this approach, the CloudBank app now has functionality for users to flag content:

1) Someone might find this entry inappropriate

2) Click in the Menu button to bring up menu options

3) Hit the Flag entry menu option and tick a reason

4) The item is now flagged for everyone to see (red flag top right corner)

5) The flagged item is easy enough to spot for an administrator...

6) ...who then can look at the entry, edit it, reset the flag or delete it from the system.

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