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How Can I Suspend Admin Comment Approval?

  1. Kylyssa profile image96
    Kylyssaposted 3 months ago

    I just learned that administrators will publish any comment we don't promptly decline so moderation will not protect hubs from abusive comments if we are away from HubPages for more than a few days.

    How can I get the automatic approval suspended when I go to the hospital to protect the hubs used in children's lesson plans from getting abusive comments on them while I'm away? Or is there some way to instruct the administrators to avoid publishing abusive comments (even if they don't contain swearing) on a single hub?

    1. lobobrandon profile image82
      lobobrandonposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Go here: http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments

      Expand on the settings option and say Yes to: Comments must be approved before they appear.

      Once this is done they need to be approved by you before they show on any hub.

    2. Matt Wells profile image
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      Matt Wellsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Comment approval by admin cannot be suspended. If the settings on your Hub require comments to be approved before they appear, you will have 7 days to make a decision. If a decision is not made then a Moderator may make a decision for you. Clicking 'delete forever' will remove any comment approved by a Moderator.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        The big, big, BIG problem is that we get NO notification when Admin approves a comment.  That needs to be fixed.

        1. Kylyssa profile image96
          Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Yes! I'd have had an abusive comment on a hub used in student lesson plans for who knows how long if I hadn't looked at my feed at just the right time.

      2. Kylyssa profile image96
        Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for increasing the time. I can hire someone to maintain the guestbooks on my educational hubs if I'll be gone more than a few days.

        1. Matt Wells profile image
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          Matt Wellsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Some updates:

          There is now an 'Admin Approved" filter option.
          Selecting sort by 'Date' displays the most recent comment first.
          There is now a 'Reply' button for Admin Approved comments on the Comments page

          http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/comments

          1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
            Sherry Hewinsposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            These are big improvements Matt. Thanks.

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          calculus-geometryposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          Kylyssa, are you sure it's a good idea to give someone your login password to moderate your comments? A safer solution would be to disable new comments from being posted. Admin can't approve abusive comments in your queue if there are no comments in the queue at all smile

          It's an option in your global comments settings and you can reverse it when you return from vacation.
          http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13408149.png

          1. WryLilt profile image88
            WryLiltposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            That would mean that NO comments would appear at all on the hub for that time period - which provides a lot less information for readers.

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              calculus-geometryposted 3 months ago in reply to this

              No, it doesn't prevent existing comments from showing. It keeps new comments from being posted, but all the old comments will be visible. I currently have this setting activated on my account and you can see all the old comments, but nobody can post a new one for now.  Here is an example
              https://owlcation.com/stem/Names-of-Geo … dle-School

              1. Will Apse profile image91
                Will Apseposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                Did you make all the graphics on that page yourself?

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                  calculus-geometryposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                  Read the photo credits at the end.

                  1. Will Apse profile image91
                    Will Apseposted 3 months ago in reply to this

                    It will remain a mystery, my massage has just arrived.

          2. Kylyssa profile image96
            Kylyssaposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            I'd actually trust any of my friends to make decisions about my comments much more than I'd trust the admins. They would use their judgment as to what comments are appropriate on pages kids read for homework. The admins seem to just check for links in comments.

            I'll probably shut comments off on hubs intended for school kids when I'm going to be away just because it will be easier. I hadn't realized it was an option. Thanks!

  2. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 3 months ago

    What admins do is not really under our control.

     
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