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Better BizSugar Content with New Moderation Program

Those visiting BizSugar.com the last two days may have noticed a cleaner look under “recently submitted” stories thanks to a new system that holds new content for moderation.

For regular contributors who have submitted links before to BizSugar, you may not notice much of a change.

Except that the super cool content you always find here is, well, super cooler thanks to the lack of annoying spam and other inappropriate material sometimes submitted to our site which our awesome team of moderators works hard everyday to remove in order to make sure BizSugar provides you with the highest quality small business news and information content everyday.

For new submitters, be patient. As you submit your first post it will be held for “moderation” after which one of our moderators will check the article before it appears live on our site. After approval of your first submission, you’ll be able to submit future content without any delay.

If you’re new to BizSugar, remember content added to our community must meet the following guidelines in order to be permitted:

  • Must be useful to small business owners or operators or entrepreneurs,
  • Should not be advertising,
  • Should not include a direct pitch for your products or services,
  • Cannot contain any spam or other inappropriate content.

See our content guidelines for more information on the kind of content appropriate for the BizSugar community.

While we’re thrilled with the control our new moderation system has given us over providing the highest quality of small business news and information for our readers, of course, there’s always room for improvement. The system isn’t perfect and, as you can see, from time to time spam or other inappropriate content may still break through.

We appreciate your efforts and please let us know if you see anything inappropriate on the site. If you feel your submission has been excluded unfairly, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

7 Responses to “Better BizSugar Content with New Moderation Program”

  1. Susan Oakes says:

    What a good idea Shawn.

    I must admit when I usually submit articles which is during the night US time there is a lot of spam in recently submitted and it takes time to find genuine articles.

    1. Shawn says:

      Thanks, Susan. It really is our hope that it greatly improves the user experience so that people don’t have to wade through lots of bad content and yet the good content can still get through.

  2. Joel Libava says:

    Great idea, Shawn.

    I’ll admit that I never did see too much spam pass through, so the old system was doing something right!

    Good luck with it.


  3. Niall Devitt says:

    Great Idea Shawn! The site is really starting to be the place to be online if your a small biz. Great work!

  4. Shawn says:

    Thanks to everyone for the comments and encouragement!

  5. As one of the moderators, I must say that this new system is a great improvement and will make our work much efficient and enjoyable! 🙂

    Susan: I have been fighting the spam entries during the night US time, but sometime it has been almost futile because of a huge amount of spam entries to take care of. Please tell us if you will find genuine articles in an easier way in the future.

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