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I would like some feedback and ideas for the type of moderation and admin tools you'd like to see in PixelFed. Both from a user and instance admin perspective.

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@pixelfed There should be a "report image" button... just for easy use to tell an admin "please look at this, I think it's hurtfull/illegal"


Off the top of my head... As an admin, I'd like to be able to:

- keep user's posts from local and / or federated feed

- keep user's posts from federating (restrict them to local only, for users who obey my rules but cause grief for other instances)

- temporarily block a user from posting

- lock user's account (and prevent them from deleting their content)

- force enable auto-CW for a user

- prevent a user from commenting (but not from posting)

- list users who share an IP

@SunDancer @pixelfed
I second this. But also for illegal reposts of photography/art. In those cases with the possibility for the reporting user to provide a link to the original piece.

And maybe, from the admins point of view, the possibility to see how often it was reported


From a Mod perspective, it'd be nice to have a moderation desk that prompts for moderation comments before taking any step.

This way, if it's a team and it's the 2nd, etc. offense of the same reported user, any admin/mod would be able to see what action was taken in the past, in order to help them to be coherent in their moderation.

As a user, I'd love a report button that lets me a reason (examples: Harassment, Stuff that is illegal in France, UnCW'ed Porn...) + add a comment.

@pixelfed every time you want to flag/report a post, you have to review a different one. Also a section to optionally review flagged posts.

@pixelfed a gallery program I use has a really nice overlay on images in the admin view, with one click buttons to turn the NWS flag on/off, delete or hide the image.

Allows pre-emptively looking at a user or new uploads and just flipping a few toggles to tidy things up.

@pixelfed A "report" flag is certainly a good idea. However, the idea of Pixelfed is indeed a "Federated Image Sharing". So content can be illegal on one instance but legal on another. I'm not sure how this can be done.
I don't like the idea of censorship by an admin. Maybe there would be a way to hide an image (in the timeline, for example) if several users have flaged it. But if I want to see the picture anyway, then I can click a button and get it displayed.

@pixelfed Additional Note: I would rely more on "self-regulation" by the user, rather than regulation by mods / admins. A delete, if necessary blocking of user by Mods / Admin should be the very last option.

@noar @pixelfed a NSFW tag that behaves like it does on Mastodon would suffice. Instagram has a on/off button for sound for the video clips people post, why not adopt the same tech but for a CW/NSFW purpose?

what do you think of the following ideas:
- Add selected photos to an album
- watermark (?)
- edit the description of the photo after upload
- # hashtags

@pixelfed mute/hide/block user from the options on the right if you don’t like what you see?

@pixelfed it will be complicated to moderate if it gets a big success...

But I'm thinking about creative commons license indicators on each profile or picture.

I think paternity of artistic creations is important for a lot of people. It would be interesting for the member who posts a picture to confirm that the picture is made by him/her and if it's not, to specify who is the creator. (1/2)

@pixelfed Maybe it could be also interesting that members abc could "flag" members xyz who check yes ("i'm the father of this drawing/photo") when it's false and that abc could input who is the original author, specifically when copyright/paternity is a wish by the true creators... ? (2/2)

Something I just thought of, if you are working with a tag system, give the ability to add banned tags, and notify the admin/suspend the post. Then the admin can take action if required. I think logging the date/time would give a good idea of the general health of the server as well.

This would work best if it either simply ate the post with no notifs, shadowbanned until resolved or silently triggered an alarm before the salad hits the sauce.

Thank you for your feedback! I will be going through each reply and using this to build out the mod/admin tools!

@pixelfed Agree with:
- cc license indicators on each profile or picture.
- edit the description of the photo after upload.
- hashtags.
- NSFW filter similar to Instagram on/off button for sound.
- to include links on the description of the photo.
- filter high/low of the pictures quality in the public timeline.
- maximums image sizes for square, vertical and horizontal images.
- photo activity on each photo. Not who saw it but how many (similar Twitter)