Tip Tuesday: Unlocking the Power of Vanilla's Moderation Tools

edited October 2023 in Talk Community #1

Hello, Vanilla Community Members!

Creating a flourishing online community requires meticulous moderation. Vanilla has a ton of great tools at your disposal, and I wanted to put them all in one place for you to see what they are and how they work!

User-Focused Tools:

  • Reactions: Abuse/Spam Flags: Allows users to flag unsuitable posts, triggering moderation queues.
  • Warnings & Notes: Admins and Mods can caution users for disruptive behavior or specific posts.
  • Reporting: Users can highlight inappropriate content for moderator review.
  • Ignore: Empower users to mute disruptive members, creating a tailored experience.

Content Management:

  • Split/Merge: Customize discussions by splitting, merging, or moving them.
  • Civil Tongue & Keyword Blocker: Maintain a respectful discourse by replacing or flagging certain words.
  • Author Selector: Seed content and switch post authors effortlessly.
  • Bump: Highlight discussions by pushing them to the top without new comments.
  • Inline Moderation: Admins and Mods get tools to manage discussions and comments directly.

Proactive Moderation:

  • Troll Management: Discreetly handle disruptive trolls by making their posts invisible to others.
  • Spoof: Troubleshoot issues by viewing the forum from a user's perspective.
  • Resolved Discussion: Ensure all discussions are reviewed, ideal for curated communities.

Recommended Add-Ons:

  • Akismet: Automatic spam detection and prevention.
  • Stop Forum Spam: Cross-references user data with known spammers to block entries.
  • Spam and Abuse Reactions: Quick responses to flag and manage unsuitable content.

With these tools in your arsenal, you're poised to cultivate a safe, engaging, and respectful community on Vanilla. Remember, a well-moderated community is a thriving community. Check out our Knowledgebase below for more moderation information!