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Arit Amana for Forem Core Team

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Changelog: Admins Can Delete Comments

In keeping with our commitment to supporting safe, productive Forem communities, we recently launched the ability for Forem admins to delete comments deemed particularly harmful to their communities.

Here is the process for doing so:

  • Click on the three-dot menu icon for the comment in question. Then select Moderate to navigate to the Comment Moderation page:

Moderate Comment Link Image

Note: If you do not see the Moderate menu item, choose the Permalink menu item, then append /mod to this link; you will also be taken to the Comment Moderation page.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the Comment Moderation page and click on the Delete Comment button. Then confirm your intention to delete the comment:

Delete Comment Button

  • Upon successful comment deletion, you will be taken to the post page. The deleted comment should display as [deleted] both in the comments feed, and on its Moderation page:

Deleted Comment in Feed
Deleted Comment in Moderation Page

We welcome your comments and questions about this new feature!

Top comments (5)

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Anumitha Apollo

That's awesome!!

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Rafi • Edited

Awesome. But what happens to notifications that user got from that comment when admin deletes the comment?

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Arit Amana • Edited

Updated answer:
For deleted comments, all related notifications are also deleted.
See app/models/comment.rb:30

Previous answer:
Great question Rafi, I will get back to you on this. Thanks! 😄

yo profile image

We do something similar in but we will not delete the actual content!