The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote in suggestions,
The Enemy of the Good

Maintaining Screened Communities

Maintaining Screened Communities

Short, concise description of the idea
Maintainers of screened communities should not have their comments screened.

Full description of the idea
Right now, if you have a community where the setting is to screen all comments, it will screen even comments made by the maintainer. Can we safely assume that if the maintainer posts a comment, they want it unscreened? If not, there should be an option to screen "all but my comments". If so, it should be automatically unscreened.

An ordered list of benefits

  • One of my communities is an Ann Landers-style advice column where people ask me questions. I have it set to screen all comments so that only my replies to the person's question can be seen. Unfortunately, I have to manually unscreen each comment I make, and there is no link back to the comment page from the "Success" page (that's probably a topic for another suggestion).
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • I cannot think of any drawbacks. The only question I can think of is whether there is a need to retain the option for maintainer comments to be screened. If so, a seperate option needs to be created.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • Condition A: The screen routine needs to be refined so that it can recognize community maintainers as the owner of the journal as per personal journals.
  • Condition B: As above, but a seperate option needs to be added to the drop-down menu for communities. I am not aware of any community-specific personal settings, so I do not know if it would be possible to add an option solely to a community's editinfo page.
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