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Comments on Discussions

Jamila Kheil
Jamila Kheil Open Social • 29 January 2020

Comments on Discussions

This manual explains how a user can add and style comments on a discussion, how to submit anonymous comments and how a CM+ can approve comments.

Similar to Topics, users will see the comment box below the description of the discussion, but on Discussions, a user can style their comments. This is assuming the Discussion has Open commenting as well as it depends on the discussions’ start-end dates. Members can comment using the WYSIWYG editor. This editor allows:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Add a link
  • Under Order List
  • Ordered List
  • Add an Image
  • Add Media
  • Add Attachment
Add a comment on discussions

Approving discussion comments

 When a discussion is set to “comments must be manually approved’, a CM+ will need to approve any new comments.

Comments must be approved

To approve comments, a CM+ has two options:  

1) On the discussion itself by clicking the arrow on the comment, and selecting “approve”. This will immediately publish the comment on the discussion.

Approve a discussion comment


2) In the Content Overview, under Comments > Unapproved Comments (direct URL: /admin/content/comment/approval). Clicking on “Edit” will navigate to the page where a CM+ can publish the comment.


Unapproved comments overviewEdit and approve comment