Here is a quick update on the topic of moderation. Having spoken with our head of moderation cum webmaster we are thinking along the following lines:
- All in all, our moderation system works and it does not need radical changes. We will therefore make no major changes.
- We are probably going to ban anonymous comments. Those concerned about privacy can post under any assumed handle.
- We are thinking how I, Andrei, could quickly flag an unhelpful comment, probably with either a symbol or a short sentence.
In this last case, the message will be “I, the host, find that comment unhelpful/silly/etc.” That will just be a warning for the readers and a quick way to remind everybody to stay on topic.
So no big changes, but hopefully an improvement on the margins :-)
Also, we will not use Captcha or Discus: I personally find them terrible, and rather ineffective.
We will keep you posted before making any changes.