FunBux™ Commissioner (gerg) wrote in suggestions,
FunBux™ Commissioner

Display unmoderated status correctly

Display unmoderated status correctly

Short, concise description of the idea
For users who have unmoderated posting access to a community, display a message letting them know this on the community profile page.

Full description of the idea
Right now, if a user has unmoderated posting access to a community, they don't know about that fact until they hit the submit button on the update.bml page. This is a problem becuse sometimes users don't understand what moderation means, or rely on moderators to prescreen community posts in case of mistakes/rules violations/etc.

This suggestion has two parts:

A: Add a note after the "Posting Access: " field on community info pages if the logged-in user will skip the moderation queue:

"(Your posts to examplecomm will not be held for moderation.)"

B: Add a note on update.bml to display when the user is posting to a moderated community telling them this, and informing them of their status:

"The community examplecomm is moderated. Your post will be not visible in the community until a moderator acts on it. You will receive an e-mail when this happens."


"Your post to examplecomm will be viewable immediately, without moderator approval."

These messages help make it clear when a user will have to wait for their posts to appear and when they won't.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Users will understand when their posts will be moderated
  • Less confusion about being able to skip the modqueue
  • Lets users know to double-check their posts before posting it they can post unmoderated
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Extra wording may confuse users who don't know how moderation works
  • Additional information about unmoderated/moderated posting status may become a status symbol (with people posting screenshots, etc.)
  • Users who didn't know that it was possible to skip the modqueue may start demanding this option
  • [Classic "dev time & resources" drawback]
Tags: communities, community maintenance, community moderation, profile/userinfo, § no status
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