Decent reporting plugin (yes, I am working on one)
There are a few decent enough anti-spam and moderation tools available but I am not 100% satisfied with them. Some of the best, seem to be premium only which I feel is something that can be changed.
Which is why I have started a project to create a fully free community maintained reporting and moderation addition for BuddyPress. My background is in PHP development so I am confident that given enough time (and that is the limiting factor here), I can create something quite special. There is nothing special about me, so more coders, testers, etc. means faster development.
What I am aiming towards is something that works a little like Facebook’s community standards reporting feature. Admins and moderators can see the reports, add comments, take actions, and update the report accordingly.
Users can see the progress of their reports and will know if the admins agreed with them or not (and hopefully their reasons).
I’d like to be able to offer users the chance to report spammy users, bad content, and so forth.
I also hope to make it all largely extensible by coding it in such a way that others can write extensions to make it do whatever they need it to do for a particular edge case.
What is slowing me down is the amount of each day I spend in too much pain to sit at my computer and write code. Which is why, I have taken to putting all of my open personal projects on GitHub (including this one, which is new) in the hope that I am not the only PHP nerd with spare time and a desire to make this happen.
If you want to contribute, you will be very welcome. Do the usual – form my repo and feedback any work you feel you can contribute. I’ll keep chipping away at this in those hours when my body lets me do stuff because I need this for my own projects. The more of us there are, though, the better this can be.
Let’s make this happen.
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