Community articleActing on a flagged community file comment
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To programmatically take action on a comment that has been flagged as inappropriate, send an Atom entry document that defines the action you want to take to the moderation action feed.



To programmatically take action on a comment that has been flagged as inappropriate, send an Atom entry document that defines the action you want to take to the moderation action feed.

Only the moderator can take action on flagged comments.

See Authenticating requests for information about how to authenticate the request.

To take action on a flagged comment, complete the following steps:
1. Retrieve the moderation service document. See Retrieving the Files moderation service document for more details.
2. In the service document, locate the workspace with the <category term="comments-moderation" .../> child element, and then find the collection with the <atom:category term="review-action" .../> child element, and make a note of the web address in its href attribute.
3. Find the entry representing the comment that you want to take action on by getting a list of flagged comments. See Getting a list of flagged community file comments for more details. Make a note of the value of the <td:uuid> element of the entry representing the comment.
4. Create an Atom entry document that defines the action you want to perform. In the <snx:moderation action="xxx" /> element, choose one of the following options:
5. Send a POST request to the web address that you noted in Step 2. Pass the Atom entry document that you created in the previous step as input on the request.

Input

Provide a moderation action Atom entry document. The content type of the Atom entry document must be application/atom+xml.

Output

None.
Input
Method URI Description
POST /files/basic/api/review/actions/comments Change comment review status collection
Value of the href attribute of the <collection> element that has a <atom:category term="review-action" .../> child element in the moderation service document.
Content Type: application/atom+xml
Sample Request:
<?xml version="1.0"?>

<entry 

 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" 

 xmlns:snx="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn">

<id>ignored</id>

<title>ignored</title>

<author>

<name>ignored</name> <!-- taken from authenticated moderator user -->

</author>

<snx:in-ref-to xmlns:snx="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn" 

   rel="http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn/report-item" 

   ref-item-type="comment"                

   ref="d52d9a15-2d3c-49dc-a63a-56a04e03abe8">

</snx:in-ref-to> 

<snx:moderation action="dismiss" />

<content>This content of this comment is not objectionable according to 

 company guidelines.</content>

</entry>

Output
Code Description
204
Indicates that the comment was successfully moderated. If an error occurs, this header contains one of the error codes.
400
Bad Request.
401
Unauthorized.
403
Forbidden.Returned when the current user is authorized to the use the API, but cannot moderate the specified content.
404
Not Found. Indicates that the content is no longer available.