I want to start by thanking all of our moderators for all of the hard work they do to ensure civility on the forum. It’s always good to help make their job easier and today, I present a feature request designed just for them.
What is it designed to do?
- This plugin is designed to filter out potentially toxic posts from users with the use of the Google Perspective API.
How does it work?
- This plugin has a few neat features. You can set it to filter posts as the user is typing, generating a warning message to users that they may want to rethink their post. You can also set it to automatically flag toxic posts, alerting the moderators so that they can take action.
Google Perspective API?
- Yes, you read correctly. This API is designed to filter out toxic posts and is needed in order for this plugin to work. More information and the application is available here.
Where can I get more information regarding this plugin?
- Additional information about the plugin is available on Discourse Meta in this topic.
I think this plugin will go a long way towards helping to reduce the workload of the moderators, all while maintaining a forum based on civil conversations. An additional plugin that compliments this one greatly is the Force Moderation plugin.