need more comment room, for moderation
After some tire kicking of the new moderation system these last few months, and trying other ways of communicating with other moderators (about flagged items) I'm still finding that the best way is in the comments attached to the flagged items.
Most of the time a few words is sufficient. But typically, if an item needs to be discussed it can hardly be done in a sentence or 2. Going to website pm, currently a mod needs to message 2 other mods, but pm can only send one at a time. Email is just too detached from the issue (unless see below).
While comments attached to the flagged item would be my preference, I have thought of a couple of other possible solutions (you know, in my simple-minded way).
(3rd or 4th time trying to make these separate bullets) (don't know why the list button in the editor didn't work - serendipity with the plus sign!)
- Ability to send pm to multiple recipients (could be/would pretty much have to be limited, like to 5 recipients)(unless it were a mod-only feature).
- Button in the flagged item, to message other mods, opens pm automatically addressed to all other mods, and containing a link to the flagged item.
- Button in the flagged item to open local email, mod could add addresses on own, automatically contains a link to the flagged item.
Not looking for a quick fix, necessarily. Just to start the discussion for whenever it could be done. Meanwhile, can use abbrev, skip words, bad gram 2 make short msgs, when nec :-)
Hhmm....parting thought. When/if we get our own server, and if forum moderators and gallery moderators are the same people, there could be a dedicated board on the forum for it. That's how all forums I've moderated have done it.