Wed, 08 Aug 2001 14:35:04 -0700
Whether or not you enable the feature up front or not, it would be a good idea to at least pick a forum package that allows you to easily moderate only the first post if it becomes necessary due to spam or concerted attacks etc. Not all software packages have this functionality of moderating individual users often it's a global flag or per-board flag, and certainly not many have it set up to easily switch to unmoderated for that user on any post. Regardless of any cool functionality available you don't want a maintenance nightmare for the moderators.
At 02:22 PM 8/8/2001 -0400, Mike Sangrey wrote:
>Chris Little <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> It should be open to anyone to come and read but require a login for
>> those who wish to post. Moderation should occur after the fact because
>> we should trust all our users until they prove us wrong in doing so.
>Moderating the first posting does not preclude this trust. Especially
>if the "first posting will be moderated" is stated up front. I know of
>no potential subscriber who would argue against that. If they do, then
>likely you would want to moderate their first post anyway. Generally,
>no one ever notices.