Category Group Review/Moderation

:mega: There have been many changes to this feature since first released. Check out Category Moderator Improvements for the latest details.

In the latest builds of Discourse I’ve recently merged a feature that some forums have been asking for some time now, the ability for regular non-staff users of a group to moderate and review content in specific categories.

How to Use

  1. Enable the enable category group moderation site setting. It’s default to off.
    The site setting was called enable category group review on earlier versions of Discourse. If you can’t find enable category group moderation in site settings, try searching for the old setting name.

  2. Edit a category, and click Settings. Under the Moderation section you’ll have the ability to add a single group.

    Note this is a current limitation of the category review that only one group can be granted review access per category as it makes the design of the feature much simpler with higher performance. If none of your existing groups are a good fit you can always create a new group just for this specific purpose.

  3. Members of your group will now see the Needs Review section in the header, with a count of the items they can review. They can go into the queue and review queued posts and flags.

The feature is brand new so I’d expect some bugs until we polish it. Please provide feedback and I’ll address it quickly!

Category Moderator Improvements
Category-Specific Moderators, phase 2 RFC
Add moderator for specific category or subcategory
Discourse 2.4.0.beta3 Release Notes
Discourse 2.3.0.beta10 Release Notes
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“allow groups to review content” - what does this do?
Category-Specific Moderators, phase 1 RFC
Category moderator powers?
Moderator Extension
About page hangs/slow to load
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Category-Specific Moderators, phase 1 RFC
Maximum no. of account
Add category moderators with the API?
Changing staff permissions
HOWTO migrate from mailman2 to discourse
Category-Specific Moderators, phase 1 RFC
Category moderator
How to give user's shield badge without giving mod
What is a staff user on hosted Discourse?
Require admin approval of new topics in a particular category
How to associate a category with a group
Moderators cannot moderate some categories?
How can Discourse better empower the group owner?
Option for TL4 to delete posts/topics
Are there other workarounds to not having category moderation such as multiple instances of the board?
TL4 access to Flagged Topics admin list
Ability to set more than one group category moderator
Ability for users to act as moderators on their own topic
Add moderator for specific category or subcategory
Do category moderators also automatically moderate subcategories?
Topic owner = topic moderator
What permissions can admins give moderators?
Not allowing moderators to view flagged messages