I was wondering if a feature like comment rating is a good idea. I was
reading across a few Indian bloggers where they have a unique problem:
Comments are not spam, but flames, trolls or downright nasty to
A few bloggers share their experiences followed by discussions on how
to deal with such:
For the sake of conversation and transparency, and instead of
deleting, I was wondering if marking nasty comments like Slashdot
would be a good idea. Hence this request to look at an option like
Comment rating would be controlled by the author (from the admin
area). For uncivilized comments, he/she will mark them as "below the
threshold" or something to that effect.
As an addition in comment moderation area, in addition to "Approved",
"Spam", "Delete", .. there could be a radio like "Flame/Troll/Nasty".
When the admin marks a comment as such, the comment is seen in a
lighter color, italicized and/or a strikethrough is used with a note
automatically appearing above the comment like:
"This comment is below the threshold and is marked by the author as a
Is this a good idea?