Questions and Answers Plugin (CMA) - User Moderation - Reporting Spam

Enable Users to Report Spam

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To adjust spam reporting settings in the Questions and Answers plugin, navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Answers Pro Settings.

Navigation to the plugin settings - WordPress Forum Plugin
Navigation to the plugin settings

Click on Thread tab under the plugin settings.

Thread settings - Questions and Answers Forum Plugin
Thread settings

Next, scroll down to the Spam Reporting section. The admin can opt to allow users to report spam for questions and answers, and even extend this permission to guests of the site (who may be anonymous contributors). 

The admin can enter an email address to receive notifications about spam reports, and construct the template for the title and content of these email notifications using our supported shortcodes.

  • Enable spam reporting for questions/answers
  • Allow guests to report a spam - If set to Yes then non-logged users also will can send a spam report.
  • Send spam report to an email address - Multiple addresses separate by comma.
  • Spam report email subject - You can use the following tokens: [blogname], [url], [title], [author], [content], [user], [datetime], [trash], [spam] .
  • Spam report email template - You can use the following tokens: [blogname], [url], [title], [author], [content], [user], [datetime], [trash] [spam] .
Spam reporting settings - WordPress Questions and Answers
Spam reporting settings

Below is a frontend example of the link that will appear that allows users to report questions and answers as spam.

The button for reporting about spam - WordPress Discussion Forum
The button for reporting about spam

Bad words

  • Enable bad words filter - If enabled, the question, answer or comment which includes a bad word won't be accepted.
  • Bad words list - Separate each bad word by new line. You can use regular expressions (compatible with preg_match() in PHP) by wrapping the expression by slashes, for example: /(bad )?words?/.
Setting up the bad word filter - Q and A Plugin
Setting up the bad word filter

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