AU Anonymous Comments

Allow for not-logged-in users to comment on public content anonymously with moderation and spam control

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Allow for not-logged-in users to comment on public content anonymously with moderation and spam control

Installation

Unzip to the mod directory of your elgg installation

Spam Control Measures

Anonymous commenters are checked against the stop forum spam database prior to comment save. Additionally the number of urls allowed in a comment is limited, and tighter htmlawed rules are imposed limiting the type of html that can be submitted.

Suggested plugin: recaptcha - https://github.com/beck24/elgg_recaptcha |https://elgg.org/plugins/2368593

Moderation

Comments submitted anonymously are saved in the disabled state and are only visible to users who have edit capability on the content that was commented on.

Users with moderation ability will see unapproved comments with a unique style and an option to approve or delete the comment. A batch approval/deletion interface is also provided with each comment having a checkbox.

Content owners are notified by email when an anonymous comment is submitted, the email contains tokenized links to allow for moderation directly from email regardless of logged in status.

 

Funding for this work has been provided through Athabasca University (championed by Dr. Jon Dron)

Matt Beckett

I'm a self-employed web developer, family man, nerd, scuba diver. Manager/maintainer of this elgg community site, and core Elgg development team member.

Project Info

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  • Category: Communication
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2015-9-26
  • Downloads: 270
  • Recommendations: 2

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