[Novalug] [OT] 'Comment moderators' -- Mailing list or web-based?
Paul D. Bain
paulbain at pobox.com
Mon Jul 6 23:04:49 EDT 2009
John Warren wrote:
> Several of the projects I'm working on will be seeing an esitmated total
> throughput of 500,000+ comments a day after some sophisticated spam
> filtering. And while technically our software/hardware can easily
> handle the load, we don't have the manpower for a final human filtering
> step. But I don't have any experience with and haven't found any
> reliable business reviews of some of the existing 3rd party providers.
> I was wondering if anyone on the list has had any experience with some
> of the these parties?
First, are you moderating a mailing list or a web-based community? If
the latter, then you probably ought to have investigated Slash, the
software that runs Slashdot.org. See www.Slashcode.org. Slashdot
succeeded for a damned good reason: the participants _themselves_ were
the moderators. I am amazed that so few people understand this very
Furthermore, you might benefit from using a "captcha." See this:
If the former, then there are probably moderation "plug-ins" for the
most popular mailing list servers, e.g., mailman, ezmlm, etc., such as
mailing list managers, e.g.:
Paul Bain, Esq.
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