Maintainers can see "last updated" for members.
Short, concise description of the idea
Community maintainers should be able to see "Last Updated" for each member [similar to what is seen when doing an interest search] via either the "members.bml" or "/tools/friendlist.bml" page.
Full description of the idea
As it stands right now, community maintainers have the ability to go through a community's member list on the "members.bml" page and edit/remove a member's individual settings. There is no way to see if the journal is active, empty, a sock, etc. without going to the profile.
I believe it would be helpful for maintainers to see a "Last Updated" for each user, so you can clearly see if there are "sock" accounts in the community, or see if there are just dead journals.
While "Last Updated: Never" is not a fool-proof way to detect a troll or sock account, for many maintainers, myself included, it would throw up a red flag. Upon seeing it, the maintainer could choose to investigate further by then visiting the profile and checking for things like the creation date and Friends/Friend-of.
The easiest way to do this would seem to be by using the "/tools/friendslist.bml" page, since it more closely resembles the results from a search using "interests.bml." However, that would mean needing another window or tab open to the "members.bml" page at the same time to modify each user's community membership privileges.
- Maintainers have a better chance of stopping spam and/or trolling before it starts
- Larger communities can free up membership space for legitimate users
- This may be hard to implement for just maintainers.
- Coding/scripting/database issues?
- Inadvertent deletion of legitimate accounts (which can be easily rectified, of course)
- I'm completely open to what other people think may be benefits or drawbacks.