ThingModerationMixin

class praw.models.reddit.mixins.ThingModerationMixin

Provides moderation methods for Comments and Submissions.

__init__()
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("5or86n")
submission.mod.approve()
author_notes(**generator_kwargs) Generator[praw.models.ModNote, None, None]

Get the moderator notes for the author of this object in the subreddit it’s posted in.

Parameters:

generator_kwargs – Additional keyword arguments are passed in the initialization of the moderator note generator.

Returns:

A generator of ModNote.

For example, to list all notes the author of a submission, try:

for note in reddit.submission("92dd8").mod.author_notes():
    print(f"{note.label}: {note.note}")
create_note(*, label: str | None = None, note: str, **other_settings) praw.models.ModNote

Create a moderator note on the author of this object in the subreddit it’s posted in.

Parameters:
  • label – The label for the note. As of this writing, this can be one of the following: "ABUSE_WARNING", "BAN", "BOT_BAN", "HELPFUL_USER", "PERMA_BAN", "SOLID_CONTRIBUTOR", "SPAM_WARNING", "SPAM_WATCH", or None (default: None).

  • note – The content of the note. As of this writing, this is limited to 250 characters.

  • other_settings – Additional keyword arguments are passed to create().

Returns:

The new ModNote object.

For example, to create a note on a Submission, try:

reddit.submission("92dd8").mod.create_note(label="HELPFUL_USER", note="Test note")
distinguish(*, how: str = 'yes', sticky: bool = False)

Distinguish a Comment or Submission.

Parameters:
  • how – One of "yes", "no", "admin", or "special". "yes" adds a moderator level distinguish. "no" removes any distinction. "admin" and "special" require special user privileges to use (default "yes").

  • stickyComment 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 (default False).

Example usage:

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

See also

undistinguish()

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("5or86n")
submission.mod.ignore_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("5or86n")
submission.mod.lock()

See also

unlock()

remove(*, mod_note: str = '', spam: bool = False, reason_id: str | None = 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("5or86n")
submission.mod.remove()
# remove a submission with a removal reason
reason = reddit.subreddit.mod.removal_reasons["110ni21zo23ql"]
submission = reddit.submission("5or86n")
submission.mod.remove(reason_id=reason.id)
send_removal_message(*, message: str, title: str = 'ignored', type: str = 'public') praw.models.Comment | None

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", "public_as_subreddit", "private", or "private_exposed". "public" leaves a stickied comment on the post. "public_as_subreddit" leaves a stickied comment on the post with the u/subreddit-ModTeam account. "private" sends a modmail message with hidden username. "private_exposed" sends a modmail message without hidden username (default: "public").

  • title – The short reason given in the message. Ignored if type is "public" or "public_as_subreddit".

  • message – The body of the message.

Returns:

The new Comment if type is "public" or "public_as_subreddit".

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("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("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("5or86n")
submission.mod.unlock()

See also

lock()