Moderator/Maintainer Only Comment Screening
Short, concise description of the idea
Allow screened comments in a community to be visable only to maintainer/moderator, and not author of specific post.
Full description of the idea
I run a community dealing with a sensitive topic, and lately we've had to disable anonymous comments due to abuse. I did not wish to do this, as due to the nature of the community I felt those who wished to comment anonymously should be able to.
Screening is obviously an option in such a case, but due to the fact the abusive comments were aimed at the author of the entry, this also wouldn't help.
I think there should be an option which allows screening of comments where only the moderator/maintainer of the community can view them and unscreen them (either as an overall community setting or as a setting per post).
- Reduction of abuse
- Reduction of drama
- Added user security/peace of mind
- Added community control
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
- Misuse of control by moderator/maintainer
- Some users wish to see all comments to their entries (can be got around by making feature per post)
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
- Additional option either in the update journal page or the community information page