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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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
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 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 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.
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.
- 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)