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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#14676 reopened feature request

Moderation email option is confusing, limited

Reported by: andy Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


The setting is "E-mail me whenever a comment is held for moderation" but in that sentence "me" is inaccurate; moderation emails are sent to admin_email.

"Email the admin ($admin_email) whenever" would be accurate.

Here's a related question: Why not send moderation emails to post authors?

Change History (6)

comment:1 nacin4 years ago

#6286 #7235

I agree, if the post author does have comment moderation abilities and their email doesn't match the admin email, also send to them.

Related: tying the admin email to an "owner" account might be an interesting solution to a handful of related UX tickets.

comment:2 mrmist4 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to feature request

Perhaps this ticket could be renamed to something like "Introduce site owner concept".. I'll try to explain a bit more.

Many usability issue could be resolved by introducing a "site owner" concept. The site owner(s) would be responsible for site-wide matters, and would not necessarily be limited to administrator (permission set). Indeed, site owner may not be a permission set. (That probably relates to the other ticket #10201 but I digress)

Site owner might not be the only role required. For example, I'm thinking that "technical contact" might be important, too. To distinguish - site owner might run the site in terms of its content, and be interested in matters such as email approval, technical contacts would be interested in e.g. #14444 and similar. Internally, it might also be useful on larger blogs for members to know who has what areas of responsibility (so owners/contact might be visibly indicated.)

This is somewhat rambly, I apologise. The point I'm trying to get at is that there's a much wider issue than confusing moderation emails.

(In any event, this isn't a defect, it's a enhancement or feature request)

comment:3 nacin3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:4 nacin3 years ago

  • Milestone set to Future Release
  • Resolution duplicate deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Re-opening for: "Why not send moderation emails to post authors?"

comment:5 cklosows2 years ago

  • Cc cklosowski@… added

comment:6 nacin2 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Comments
  • Focuses administration added
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