[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5905: Support Forums: Create a way to flag a 'forum' as a whole

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#5905: Support Forums: Create a way to flag a 'forum' as a whole
 Reporter:  Ipstenu         |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |   Keywords:
 This idea is shamelessly cribbed from Twitch's slow-down/throttle/emoji-
 only/members-only methods.

 The problem: There are times when a specific plugin/theme is targeted for
 bad posts/reviews/etc. This generally is done when a mob mentality decides
 to attack a plugin/company, or when a developer decides to make fake

 Right now, someone has to sit and keep an eye on the specific forum

 The (proposed) solution: Have a way to flag a forum into 'moderation only'

 This could be done in stages like...

 1. Slowdown - Posts by accounts made within the previous 48 hours are
 automatically flagged for moderator approval.

 2. Medium - All posts by non-owners (i.e. the plugin owner) are flagged
 for approval.

 3. Full Stop - ALL posts by non Forum Admins are flagged for approval.

 No one wants 3. I'm sure people could come up with different kids of


 Reduction of human burden!


 Increase of confused users (we probably need to address the messaging for
 'your post has been held for moderation....')


 The forums are a lie.

 No really. They're not 'real' forums, so we need a way to track per ...
 whatever we decide to track by. We could flag it by plugin/theme… However
 we make ’em lie, that ‘indicator’ is related to a table ( ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
 which has the flagged status, yes/no. But that's as far as my initial
 "does this idea suck?" went :) Now we bring to the community!

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5905>
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