Category Group Review/Moderation

I think this is another feature which needs to be added, like those asked for above.

For the time being you can work around it (as with most moderation powers, like edit, pin, close, split, etc.) by bumping up your category-specific moderators to TL4. If you don’t want to make them all TL4 because of the other powers they get (across the entire forum), you can lower the trust level required to mark a topic solved with the accept all solutions trust level setting.


Catching up with this awesome feature…

One thing I miss from @angus’ now abandoned Moderator Extension is the option to mention who is a moderator. In one instance I replaced “Moderators: foo, bar, baz” with: “Your hosts: foo, bar, baz”, which I find more inviting.

When you understand “moderation” as “being a host”, it makes sense.


Is there no translation to change this?

This feature is a Godsend!


It’s a good feature to show the moderators of specific categories!
Also they should be showed in the ABOUT page I think.


Maybe that page may show all of them like this:

X moderator - Full moderator
Y moderator - Moderator of #support


This would be ideal for my instance’s purposes as well.


@Osama I think this would be a great addition to this feature.

On the about page under moderators, please list the categories they are moderators of. You will have to join via their group -> category group.


@eviltrout pls mark me down as a +1 for desiring this expanded ability. I could really put this to work… thank you


I definitely need this to have more ability. Reviewing flags is pretty much the least heavy-lifting thing available. At the very least, I’m in need of editing powers in that forum.

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it seems that automatic groups (trust levels) can’t be added as the extra moderators; while in a community, tl3 or tl4 may be the best members to review posts and flags.

would this be added to this feature?

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Hi there awesome feature,

any timeline about supporting other moderator features limited to a category.
our users would like to be able to edit posts mark them as solved without having to be TL4 over the complete instance.
Would it be possible to elevated the TL4 to all group members for a specific category?

+++, also “Add Staff Color” and other things that I suppose not available for tl4.

My moderators hate me since we replaced Moderator Extension with build-in category moderators :sob:

As a newbie I was a bit gobsmacked after a month exploring Discourse to realise that there was no per-forum moderation. This feature from @eviltrout only seems to be useful if the forum is set to have all posts reviewed before being made visible.

The real issue is being able to have someone able to proactively deal with troublesome posts after they have gone up, without having to have all posts held for review before they appear. That implies edit, delete etc permissions just like someone set as a global moderator.

I’d also like to go a step further and have something analogous to the Owner of a security group who was able to do most of the editing functions on a specific category that currently can only be done by someone with full admin privileges.

Or is there a plugin I haven’t found yet that allows this. It seems very odd to make basic tweaking of a category’s name, description, colours, images, topic template and tags only possible by a full deity.


Good news, we are currently adding more features to category moderation, and you’ll see them early in 2020. After that we’re going to continue to add to the feature.


This feature could be more effective if we give the Leader role as well to those moderators.

Users at trust level 4 can…

  • Edit all posts
  • Pin/unpin topic
  • Close topics
  • Archive topics
  • Make topics unlisted
  • Split and merge topics
  • Reset topic bump date
  • Daily like limit increased by 3×
  • Any TL4 flag cast on any post immediately takes effect and hides the target post
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If I have one group that I want to allow to moderate all of my forum’s categories and subcategories, is there a way to set that in one place? Or do I have to go into the settings of each category and subcategory to assign that group to moderate that category and subcategory?

Or, is it possible for a group that’s assigned to moderate a category to automatically be able to moderate all subcategories of that category? Thanks!

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At this time you’ll need to add the group to each category and sub-category you want them to moderate. There is no global setting, nor does moderation of a parent category apply automatically to sub-categories.


Is it still “early in 2020” now that spring (or autumn) is definitely here. Another few weeks and it’ll surely be “mid 2020”…

You’re going to have to cut us some slack here, there is a worldwide pandemic going on.