Managing User Site Submissions

To manage user submissions:

Open the first user submission that you want to respond to by clicking on the requested URL on the Search > User Submission > Sites page.

The User Submissions: Sites dialog box is displayed, with the information about the request displayed in the Request details section.

Use the User Submissions: Sites dialog box to add the submitted URL to the Local Site List or to reject the request.

  1. Select the action that you want to perform on the displayed user submission request.

    The options are:

    • Add this URL to the Local Site List: Select this option to accept the user submission request.
    • Reject this request: Select this option to reject the request and have it removed from the User Submissions list.
    • Skip this request: Select this option if you do not want to respond to this user's submission at this time.
  2. If you chose the Add this URL to the Local Site List option, set one or more of the following by selecting the check box beside the option and taking the described action:
    • Apply a tag to this URL: Select an available tag from the drop-down list or enter a new tag.
    • Override the category for this URL: Select the category that you want the URL to be classified as from the drop-down list.
      Note
      You can edit the URL to something more generic or appropriate for inclusion in the Local Site List.
    • Comment: Optionally, you can retain or edit the user's comment. If selected, the contents of this text box are saved as the comment in the Local Site List.
    Note
    The comment field for new entries in the Local Site List will include which administrator approved the submission.
  3. Click Apply & Next to apply your selected option and view the next user submission in the list, or click Apply & Close to apply your selected option and exit the User Submissions dialog box.
Optionally, on the Adding an Alert Recipient page, configure email alerts that will be sent when users submit sites for review.