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Hopefully my experience will be of some help, although it does involve social media. I used to work for a large music venue, we had a huge cinematic display screen and one of the interaction ideas we came up with was to get users to submit comments to Twitter using a particular hash-tag. The inevitable concerns were realised. How do you stop profanity, ...


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I always like thumbs up/down, especially when you can plot it on a timeline. However it could offer more depth. Have you considered offering a limited selection of emotions? How are you feeling? Music is intended to be evocative and the artist will want the audience to feel. The only bad emotion is bordom, generally indicating a lack of effect. Even anger ...


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One way to filter out the bad apples might be take advantage of the disparity in motivation between fans and trolls. Get users to register (using their real identity?) for some kind of "fan club" closed community before they can comment. The effort of registering and giving up some anonymity would increase the effort (and risk) for trolls and so decrease ...


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Work with a whitelist and/or tagging system. You create a number of words that the users can use, all of them positive. Your user cannot enter custom comments but has to work with what he is given. Do not let them make sentences or sentence fragments, because of the tendency of people to get really creative with them. For example, an early system by a ...


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Friend or Follow is a serious design choice where you need to look at your app objective to see what task the app is supposed to do. It is possible to use friend only, follow only or both. Which design to implement depends on strategy of the app. Friend usually need to be accepted by both parties to be acknowledged. It’s expected to be more private and ...


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A way of having community pre-moderation could be: put submitted comments into a queue which wouldn't go up on the screen immediately but could be viewed by users of the app or site in order for a comment to go up it would have to be approved (or not rejected) by a sufficient number of other users to get users to take part in moderating they could be ...



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