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Gate-keeping your comments with a quiz

Not an everyday need, but worth looking at. The gate could be porous or an iron curtain – your call.

Link to arstechnica.com

Commenters offered a variety of ideas, which included everything from comment voting to more active moderation. The staff mulled over what they could implement that would be low cost and low impact to its community, and Grut had his own eureka moment while showering before biking to the office: why not a quiz? A WordPress plugin could force users to correctly answer a few multiple-choice questions before the page’s comment field would appear. Once he got to the office, he and fellow staffers spent three hours building the plugin, which Grut reminded the crowd is wholly open source.

Open source, so free to use and modify. Thank the Norwegian people.

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