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

Allow posters and or comm. maintainers to act on comments by suspended users

Allow posters and or comm. maintainers to act on comments by suspended users

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow entry posters and community maintainers to delete, screen, or freeze comments by suspended users.

Full description of the idea
I just found in my email inbox a spam comment on an entry I posted in a community I maintain, but when I went to the entry to delete and report it, I found that the commenter had already been suspended, and that I can't act on the comment. This also means that if the user is later unsuspended, that comment will become visible again, and I won't be notified so I can take appropriate steps. (That comment is spam, so it doesn't put the entry or the comm at risk of TOS enforcement, but I still don't like spam comments on my entries or in comms I maintain.)

An ordered list of benefits
  • - Cleaner comms
  • - Lessened exposure to TOS enforcement actions through no fault of entry poster or comm maintainer
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • - May allow inadvertent deletion of comments the APT meant to use as evidence or documentation.
Tags: comment deletion, comment screening, comments, communities, community maintenance, community moderation, suspended accounts, § no status
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