Orkut’s “Shiv-Sena Hate Community” fiasco ended up creating a lot of chaos and insecurity amongst many community owners on Orkut. In order to maintain a civil and cohesive overall experience, and encourage active and engaged community online, Orkut has now introduced more controls for community owners.
- Access to – only owner and moderators can create forum topics . This can be turned ON an OFF as desired from the “edit profile” page of your community.
- Access to – only owner and moderators can create polls . This can also be turned ON an OFF as desired from the “edit profile” page of your community.
According to the Orkut blog:
When passions run high, you can now make use of this feature within your community. You can also try creating a few new forum topics like “Rant Room” or “Suggest new forum topics,” where community members can continue their discussions without affecting everyone else’s experience.
Now, the world of Orkut can hopefully breathe a quiet sigh of relief!
(Source: Orkut blog)