How can I have contributions moderated but only for new members?

Particularly in open Internet communities, you may want to have contributions submitted by new members to be checked first to see if they are okay. You can do this by setting the number of days after joining that you want contributions moderated for.

  • In a blog you can configure this for comments by going to the Comments workflow category.
  • In a space you can configure this for discussion messages, discussion threads, polls and knowledge entries by going to the appropriate workflow category for each of those types. Because these are configured by type you could, for example, publish polls immediately from members who have been part of the space for six months but allow them to start new threads or reply to an existing thread immediately.

In each of these categories you will find a Moderate new member setting with the number of days to require a moderation check for.

You can also choose to moderate contributions from certain members by role. See How do I moderate comments from only certain members of my blog? or How do I have moderate contributions in a space from only certain members?.