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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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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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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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If I understand the challenge correctly, its something that can be referenced by link. If that is the case, then perhaps give instructions under the caption "Challenge a friend!" and under it "Send this link to a friend to challenge them in this SAT Battle Royal or whatever!" With a textbox with a short link for them to copy with a button nearby that will ...


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I do not understand why the administrator is a problem, just make it so that before any thing is shown on stage, it has to be approved by the administrator first, literally anyone could be the administrator, as long as the front end for the system is simple enough. They just look through the comments approve the good ones as they come in and then those good ...


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I would go with open. Writers might get discouraged, because anonymous reading means, lesser chance of getting feedback/comments. Having a high readership with no comments is pretty discouraging. Less chance of getting feedback only when seen in relation. Really interested people might register anyway. I also don't see why having a high readership ...


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I'd definitely go with open. The cons you bring up for it are assumptious/design choices. Many sites will also let unregistered users comment on posts by filling in a CAPTCHA. That said you could always add some locked sections to provide a bit more incentive for users to register if they find themselves returning to your site. Semi-open ;)


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When considering such platforms, the question is whether the users of those platforms are representative of your target users. If they are representative, then it is worthwhile. If they are not representative, but if they are vocal and can garner attention, it might be worthwhile for you to engage with them to some extent. If they are not representative ...


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I agree this is a tricky one, there's no easy way around it. One of the more popular comment services these days is Disqus - their comments are responsive. It's not perfect, really only handles up to about four levels of indentation. Example. The other option, if you think you are going to get more and more levels of replies like this would be to just ...



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