There are two ways Admins can configure Talk - the first is via the Configure tab on the comment stream.
Allows toggling pre-moderation for the current comment stream.
Allows toggling of pre-moderating comments that have links.
Admins can choose to Ask Readers a Question in order to help guide the discussion. Read more about why this is important on our blog.
There are a selection of icons to display different messaging other than a question on a particular stream, like an announcement, or general information about the story.
Closing a stream will prevent new comments. Previous comments will remain displayed on the stream for readers to view.
Global configuration settings are available via Admin > Configure. These settings are site-wide and will affect all of your comment streams.
A maximum comment length across the site.
Description text that will appear above every comment stream site-wide. We recommend linking to your Code of Conduct or Community Guidelines. Read tips on how to write a Code of Conduct here.
A message that will display when streams are closed.
The timeframe in seconds in which commenters have to edit their comment.
Default time after which all comment streams will close.
Require new users to verify their email address prior to commenting.
Turn on pre-moderation across the site, meaning all comments will need to be moderated before they will be displayed.
Turn on pre-moderation for comments with links across the site, meaning all comments with links will need to be moderated before they will be displayed.
A list of words that will trigger a comment to be automatically Rejected.
A list of words that will trigger a comment to be automatically Reported. Comments with suspect words will display until a moderator takes action on them.
A list of domains where your Talk instance is allowed to be embedded. List each domain and subdomain in use
separately, for example:
This is the unique Talk script that is to be used to embed Talk on your website.
The link to your custom stylesheet for Talk. This will override any default styles, so you can make Talk your own!