Display unmoderated status correctly
Short, concise description of the idea
For users who have unmoderated posting access to a community, display a message letting them know this on the community profile page.
Full description of the idea
Right now, if a user has unmoderated posting access to a community, they don't know about that fact until they hit the submit button on the update.bml page. This is a problem becuse sometimes users don't understand what moderation means, or rely on moderators to prescreen community posts in case of mistakes/rules violations/etc.
This suggestion has two parts:
A: Add a note after the "Posting Access: " field on community info pages if the logged-in user will skip the moderation queue:
"(Your posts to examplecomm will not be held for moderation.)"
B: Add a note on update.bml to display when the user is posting to a moderated community telling them this, and informing them of their status:
"The community examplecomm is moderated. Your post will be not visible in the community until a moderator acts on it. You will receive an e-mail when this happens."
"Your post to examplecomm will be viewable immediately, without moderator approval."
These messages help make it clear when a user will have to wait for their posts to appear and when they won't.
- Users will understand when their posts will be moderated
- Less confusion about being able to skip the modqueue
- Lets users know to double-check their posts before posting it they can post unmoderated
- Extra wording may confuse users who don't know how moderation works
- Additional information about unmoderated/moderated posting status may become a status symbol (with people posting screenshots, etc.)
- Users who didn't know that it was possible to skip the modqueue may start demanding this option
- [Classic "dev time & resources" drawback]