Note: This article only applies to communities with access to the web or mobile app experience and, therefore, does not apply to email-only communities.
This article reviews how to create and manage commentable content from Studio. Details about the member experience with commenting are outlined in Comment on Content.
If you do not see commentable settings when creating or editing a campaign in Studio, the feature may be disabled for your community. If you believe the feature should be enabled for your community, please contact Firstup Support.
Turning Commentable ON
Any Studio user who has access to create campaigns in Studio can set content as a Commentable. The Commentable setting is available for all content types.
While creating or editing a campaign in Studio, make sure the Commentable indicator is set to ON.
When commenting is turned on for a campaign, Members will see the commenting icon on the content card in the mobile app and web experience. Members can then interact using the commenting tool.
Note: You can choose the default behavior (ON or OFF) of your commentable setting. Reach out to Firstup Support if you would like to change the current default behavior of your community.
Comments can only be viewed by Members of the web experience and the mobile app. This means that if you have, for example, an article set to both Shareable ON and Commentable ON, when the content is shared with an external network the users that open the shareable link will not see any comments associated with the post.
Turn Commentable OFF
If the commentable toggle is switched to OFF at any time, app users are no longer able to access the comments that have already been posted and cannot create new comments. All comments that were already posted can still be viewed in Studio. Turning commentable back to ON again will restore the comments that were already made.
Only Community Admins and Brand Super Admins can view and moderate comments, however, Community Admins are restricted to content posted to their assigned topics. On the Sent tab, click the comment link to view the comments on that post.
Campaigns Page Example
Musical notes like ♪♪♪♪ are displayed when a user attempts to comment using a banned term. Comments with banned terms are posted successfully, but the banned term is replaced with musical notes as the user types. The original word is not displayed in the member experience or Studio. Banned terms are not automatically flagged.
Note: The blocklist of banned terms applies to ALL organizations and communities, and cannot be customized at the organization or community level. The banned terms are in English only.
Members can flag comments for review using the report option. Once a comment is flagged, on the Campaigns page, you'll see a red hyperlink indicator. Click on the red hyperlink to view the flagged comments for that campaign.
If a Member has disqualified themselves from participating in the community, you can deactivate them from the Users page (see Manage Studio and Experience Access).
You can delete a comment whether it is flagged or not.
Comments must be deleted individually. A deleted comment will no longer be accessible in Studio, the mobile app, or web experience. It is not possible to undo the delete action.
View comments for a specific post.
Click Delete to permanently remove a comment.
If a comment has been flagged, you can choose to either delete the comment or just remove the flag.
Post authors are alerted by in-app notifications to comments and likes on their own content, as well as when someone @mentions them in comments on any post.
This means that a Studio user will only receive the in-app notifications or emails if they are set as the author of the content. The author is the name and avatar displayed as the content source.
There are currently no push or email campaigns to notify Studio users of comment activity or comment flags on content published under Community Name. However, you can access all comments for all posts, view all comments on a specific post, and see which posts have flagged comments from Studio.
Refer to the article Publish as Different Author for more details about how a Studio user can set the author to a specific user or to the Community Name.