Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit (pauamma) wrote in suggestions,
Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit

Show "preapprove poster" checkbox to community maintainers only

Show "preapprove poster" checkbox to community maintainers only

Short, concise description of the idea
Edited 2008-11-9 to align with what the option really does Don't show "preapprove poster" to let community moderators preapprove posters on the entry moderation page unless they're also maintainers.

Full description of the idea
Currently, that option is present for all community moderators, whether they're also maintainers or not, but and preapproves the author of the moderated entry even though the normal preapproval page can be used by maintainers only. The "successfully approved" message ignores that and claims the poster was added to the "can post unmoderated" list for the community. This suggestion would remove that option (and the attempt to add the poster to the list) when the moderator isn't also a maintainer.

An ordered list of benefits
  • More consistent separation of powers between maintainers and moderators
  • Less confusion from options that silently fail to do what they claim
  • Less worry by half-awake moderators that their mistakes may have harmful consequences
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Disappointment from moderators who enjoyed having that option offered, even if it doesn't actually do anything.
Tags: community maintenance, community moderation, user interface, § no status
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