Moderating open organizations

An open organization is one where anyone can join without an invitation. Moderation is a big part of making an open community work.


Zulip has many features designed to simplify moderation by preventing problematic behavior:


The following features are an important part of an organization's playbook when responding to abuse or spam that is not prevented by the organization's policy choices.

In the works

  • Delete spammer. This will wipe the user from your Zulip, by deleting all their messages and reactions, banning them, etc.
  • New users join as guests. This will allow users joining via open registration to have extremely limited permissions by default, but still enough permissions to ask the core team a question or to get a feel for your community.
  • Public archive. This will give a read-only view of selected streams, removing the need in some organizations for having open registration.