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Discussions & Moderators

Open Social Open Social • 17 April 2018
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Discussion & Moderator Features

This chapter explains how the Discussions and Moderators features work for regular users, site managers, and content managers.


Note: This feature is not part of the default Open Social product (basic/distro), but can be ordered as an extension module.


Discussions and Moderators -
as any logged-in users.

The Discussion feature allows any logged-in user to create a timeboxed discussion. This means that the discussion occurs within a fixed time period.

  • A discussion is comprised of moderators and a start-end date.
  • A member can comment including an editor that allows them to style their comments.
  • Discussions overview can be placed in- or outside a group, and an overview of all discussions can be placed as a link in the menu.  
  • By default, the overview can be found under the explore menu. 
a discussion
discussion details


discussion thread with moderators
discussion thread with moderators


Anonymous Users can comment on Discussion

Site managers can choose to add anonymous users to comment on Discussions. If enabled creators of a Discussion can enable or disable this feature on their discussion. If enabled User can choose per comment to hide their identity or showcase it. This can only be seen by Content managers and site managers.