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Spotlight: Content Moderation Tools in Drupal

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    [Using Drupal - Drupal Jumpstart - Spotlight: Content Moderation Tools in Drupal - Addison Berry]
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    [Using Drupal - Drupal Jumpstart - Spotlight: Content Moderation Tools in Drupal - Addison Berry]
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    [Addison Berry] One thing that you need to be aware of when you're working with content on your site
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    is that if you open up creation of content to people other than yourself, no matter who they are,
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    trusted or not, you do need to have some sense of content moderation.
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    And of course the wider open that you leave things, the more you're going to need to moderate things.
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    And by moderation I simply mean checking for content that's not appropriate for your site.
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    So this could be things like spam, but it could also be people who are posting things that you just don't want on your site
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    and you want to be able to control the quality of your content.
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    So you need to make sure that you have some tools in place, or at least some thought process

Spotlight: Content Moderation Tools in Drupal


When you open the floodgates for your users to become active participants in content creation, one of the inevitable things that comes up is the issue of content moderation—that is, ensuring that abusive, vulgar content and unsolicited advertising or spam is kept off the site and stays off. In this lesson, we'll look at using an automated spam detection, with Mollom, as well as manual spam prevention.

Additional resources: 

Using Drupal, 2nd edition

Using Drupal source code

Drupalize.Me Guide: Using Drupal Book by O'Reilly Media

Note: Mollom is EOL (End Of Life). See this blog post by Drupal community member Jeff Geerling for alternative solutions.