[consulting] Recipe challenge: Forums with moderation, karma, spam-proofing.

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Mon Feb 20 14:25:25 UTC 2006

Moshe is in Boston.

I am copying him in case he is not subscribed to this list.


On 2/20/06, Boris Mann <boris at bryght.com> wrote:
> Philip Greenspun posted to his blog a request about the best config
> for the Boston Children's Hospital:
> > A friend at Boston Children's Hospital wants to establish an online
> > community for 400-1000 people who are either working at the
> > hospital or are parents of children with a specific disorder.  He
> > basically wants a discussion forum, but with state-of-the-art
> > features for moderation, spam-proofing, and karma-assignment.  His
> > main concern is quickly identifying people who are negative
> > contributors and getting rid of them or changing their behavior.
> > Is there a good free and open source software package that he can
> > simply install and run?  drupal.org perhaps?
> Anyone care to write up a recipe? I was thinking about "karma"...and
> I don't think we have it. We've got userpoints, but that doesn't
> really reflect if people are +1 / -1 against you.
> Here are some modules off the top of my head:
> * forum
> * flatforum
> * userpoints
> * one of the "voting" options
> * troll
> * story -- for front page news
> * book -- for static content pages
> * (optional) blog -- for selected people who express an interest;
> could also swap out and just use weblinks module, so people can pool
> links
> If anyone is in the Boston area, they might appreciate some tips over
> coffee. I don't have contact details, but you could leave a comment
> on Philip's blog.
> Cheers,

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