Hi Mark Schwanke,
When your members just want to avoid additional comments for individual content why are they not using the advanced option when editing content?
Not sure if that would work for your members but it does restrict additional comments for content.
We migrated to Jive in January. Most of the content that was migrated over ended up as Discussions and Blogs. Blogs and Documents allow user to restrict comments but Discussions/Questions doesn't allow the author to do this as far as I am aware. This makes it hard for someone to restrict comments on their own discussion. There is some curated UGC that they want to "archive" after a certain time period. Since these are members of the community and not employees we haven't given them Moderator controls.
Going forward we may have Discussions and Questions that are UG that are curated into a Featured area of the community and then eventually get archived at a later date.
As the admin of the community I just wondered if there were any bulk capabilities to archive content without using the auto-archive functionality where I wouldn't have to give members the ability to control other people's content but I could still quickly go in and select multiple things and archive them.
Thanks for your suggestion Gregor Honer
Reviewing through your description there are a couple of options that might work for your use case:
2. The archival feature might also cover the scenario - Archiving Discussion Threads
Thanks Jesse Fuller unfortunately those solutions won't work.
The things that our members will want to archive are in a social group, not a space, so the auto archiving won't work. Even then they want control what to archive and what to leave.
We may give them some control over the group in which case we might allow a couple people to "lock" discussions but as of right now there aren't any "moderators" other than myself as the moderation controls aren't granular enough to give members of the community enough control without giving them too much. see the following idea....
The norm for established members is to write blogs as blogs were really the only content option in our previous community. So restricting comments might be an option for content created as blogs. I'll have to be the one doing it or ask the original author to restrict comments unless we do give social group admin controls. If they move to discussions like we're hoping then this could get a little more tricky due to limitations of discussions with respect to ability to restrict comments or close comments.