SubmissionModeration

class praw.models.reddit.submission.SubmissionModeration(submission: _Submission)

Provide a set of functions pertaining to Submission moderation.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.submission(id="8dmv8z")
submission.mod.approve()
__init__(submission: _Submission)

Create a SubmissionModeration instance.

Parameters:submission – The submission to moderate.
approve()

Approve a Comment or Submission.

Approving a comment or submission reverts a removal, resets the report counter, adds a green check mark indicator (only visible to other moderators) on the website view, and sets the approved_by attribute to the authenticated user.

Example usage:

# approve a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.approve()
# approve a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.approve()
contest_mode(state: bool = True)

Set contest mode for the comments of this submission.

Parameters:state – (boolean) True enables contest mode, False, disables (default: True).
Contest mode have the following effects:
  • The comment thread will default to being sorted randomly.
  • Replies to top-level comments will be hidden behind “[show replies]” buttons.
  • Scores will be hidden from non-moderators.
  • Scores accessed through the API (mobile apps, bots) will be obscured to “1” for non-moderators.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.contest_mode(state=True)
distinguish(how='yes', sticky=False)

Distinguish a Comment or Submission.

Parameters:
  • how – One of ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘admin’, ‘special’. ‘yes’ adds a moderator level distinguish. ‘no’ removes any distinction. ‘admin’ and ‘special’ require special user privileges to use.
  • sticky – Comment is stickied if True, placing it at the top of the comment page regardless of score. If thing is not a top-level comment, this parameter is silently ignored.

Example usage:

# distinguish and sticky a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.distinguish(how='yes', sticky=True)
# undistinguish a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.distinguish(how='no')

See also undistinguish()

flair(text: str = '', css_class: str = '', flair_template_id: Optional[str] = None)

Set flair for the submission.

Parameters:
  • text – The flair text to associate with the Submission (default: ‘’).
  • css_class – The css class to associate with the flair html (default: ‘’).
  • flair_template_id – The flair template id to use when flairing (Optional).

This method can only be used by an authenticated user who is a moderator of the Submission’s Subreddit.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.flair(text='PRAW', css_class='bot')
ignore_reports()

Ignore future reports on a Comment or Submission.

Calling this method will prevent future reports on this Comment or Submission from both triggering notifications and appearing in the various moderation listings. The report count will still increment on the Comment or Submission.

Example usage:

# ignore future reports on a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.ignore_reports()
# ignore future reports on a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.ignore_reports()

See also unignore_reports()

lock()

Lock a Comment or Submission.

Example usage:

# lock a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.lock()
# lock a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.lock()

See also unlock()

nsfw()

Mark as not safe for work.

This method can be used both by the submission author and moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.subreddit('test').submit('nsfw test',
                                             selftext='nsfw')
submission.mod.nsfw()

See also sfw()

remove(spam=False, mod_note='', reason_id=None)

Remove a Comment or Submission.

Parameters:
  • mod_note – A message for the other moderators.
  • spam – When True, use the removal to help train the Subreddit’s spam filter (default: False).
  • reason_id – The removal reason ID.

If either reason_id or mod_note are provided, a second API call is made to add the removal reason.

Example usage:

# remove a comment and mark as spam:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.remove(spam=True)
# remove a submission
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.remove()
# remove a submission with a removal reason
reason = reddit.subreddit.mod.removal_reasons["110ni21zo23ql"]
submission = reddit.submission(id="5or86n")
submission.mod.remove(reason_id=reason.id)
send_removal_message(message, title='ignored', type='public')

Send a removal message for a Comment or Submission.

Warning

The object has to be removed before giving it a removal reason. Remove the object with remove(). Trying to add a removal reason without removing the object will result in RedditAPIException being thrown with an INVALID_ID error_type.

Reddit adds human-readable information about the object to the message.

Parameters:
  • type – One of ‘public’, ‘private’, ‘private_exposed’. ‘public’ leaves a stickied comment on the post. ‘private’ sends a Modmail message with hidden username. ‘private_exposed’ sends a Modmail message without hidden username.
  • title – The short reason given in the message. (Ignored if type is ‘public’.)
  • message – The body of the message.

If type is ‘public’, the new Comment is returned.

set_original_content()

Mark as original content.

This method can be used by moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to. If the subreddit has enabled the Original Content beta feature in settings, then the submission’s author can use it as well.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.subreddit('test').submit('oc test',
                                             selftext='original')
submission.mod.set_original_content()

See also unset_original_content()

sfw()

Mark as safe for work.

This method can be used both by the submission author and moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.sfw()

See also nsfw()

spoiler()

Indicate that the submission contains spoilers.

This method can be used both by the submission author and moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.spoiler()

See also unspoiler()

sticky(state: bool = True, bottom: bool = True)

Set the submission’s sticky state in its subreddit.

Parameters:
  • state – (boolean) True sets the sticky for the submission, false unsets (default: True).
  • bottom – (boolean) When true, set the submission as the bottom sticky. If no top sticky exists, this submission will become the top sticky regardless (default: True).

Note

When a submission is stickied two or more times, the Reddit API responds with a 409 error that is raises as a Conflict by PRAWCore. The method suppresses these Conflict errors.

This submission will replace the second stickied submission if one exists.

For example:

submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.sticky()
suggested_sort(sort: str = 'blank')

Set the suggested sort for the comments of the submission.

Parameters:sort – Can be one of: confidence, top, new, controversial, old, random, qa, blank (default: blank).
undistinguish()

Remove mod, admin, or special distinguishing from an object.

Also unstickies the object if applicable.

Example usage:

# undistinguish a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.undistinguish()
# undistinguish a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.undistinguish()

See also distinguish()

unignore_reports()

Resume receiving future reports on a Comment or Submission.

Future reports on this Comment or Submission will cause notifications, and appear in the various moderation listings.

Example usage:

# accept future reports on a comment:
comment = reddit.comment('dkk4qjd')
comment.mod.unignore_reports()
# accept future reports on a submission:
submission = reddit.submission(id='5or86n')
submission.mod.unignore_reports()

See also ignore_reports()

unlock()

Unlock a Comment or Submission.

Example usage:

# unlock a comment: comment = reddit.comment(‘dkk4qjd’) comment.mod.unlock() # unlock a submission: submission = reddit.submission(id=‘5or86n’) submission.mod.unlock()

See also lock()

unset_original_content()

Indicate that the submission is not original content.

This method can be used by moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to. If the subreddit has enabled the Original Content beta feature in settings, then the submission’s author can use it as well.

Example usage:

submission = reddit.subreddit('test').submit('oc test',
                                             selftext='original')
submission.mod.unset_original_content()

See also set_original_content()

unspoiler()

Indicate that the submission does not contain spoilers.

This method can be used both by the submission author and moderators of the subreddit that the submission belongs to.

For example:

submission = reddit.subreddit('test').submit('not spoiler',
                                             selftext='spoiler')
submission.mod.unspoiler()

See also spoiler()