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MM Writes ([personal profile] marahmarie) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2017-03-13 01:07 am

Show poster is banned from quickreply

Title:
Show poster is banned from quickreply

Area:
quickreply

Summary:
In quickreply there is nothing stating a user's ban status. If a user types a comment in a journal or community from which they have been (perhaps unknowingly) banned, if they use quickreply to do so they won't realize (or recall, if they've forgotten) their ban status until they try to post their comment or else if they click through to the "more options" full-size comment box before posting.

Description:
Quickreply (the instant comment box you get on the reading page under each entry if you click "reply" from the entry linkbar) doesn't currently show relationship status to other users or communities. While kludging in the entire relationship status functionality might be a bit much for a simple reply box, it would be helpful to know if you're wasting your time writing the Gettysburg address in reply to someone, only to realize at the last second, when you try to post, that you've been banned from the journal or community in question.

While I'm not sure how it might be done, my thought is to make ban status (if applicable) visible so it can be seen before you try to post from a quickreply box. While I don't see a lot of room for it as I look at a quickreply box as I type this up, I'm thinking in addition to* the JS usericon-picker saying "Browse" in big, bold letters when you hover over it, it could say "You have been banned from this community/journal" as well.

*An earlier version of this said "While I don't see a lot of room for it as I look at a quickreply box as I type this up, I'm thinking instead of the JS usericon-picker saying "Browse" in big, bold letters when you hover over it, it could say "You have been banned from this community/journal" instead", then I realized, after posting, that "in addition to" would be better than "instead of".

Poll #18125 Show poster is banned from quickreply
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 31


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Should be implemented as-is.
15 (48.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
3 (9.7%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (35.5%)

(Other: please comment)
2 (6.5%)

poulpette: cropped picture of an illustrated octopus (Default)

[personal profile] poulpette 2017-04-01 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I was also thinking along those lines: showing but disabling the form with a 'you have been banned from commenting here' notice.
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)

[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-04-02 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
Would it be helpful to, in the context of the reading page and quickerreply, also offer links to unsubscribe/de-access/leave community? Those are common actions upon discovering that you've been banned.

Although, there's also the use case of banning to prevent anon-failing in communities which require anonymous comments.
poulpette: cropped picture of an illustrated octopus (Default)

[personal profile] poulpette 2017-04-02 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
That's a great idea, adding those links. I don't see how adding them would hurt.

As for that use case, that seems like a lost of manual work for comm' admins. To me that sounds more like a missing option (but then that becomes yet another option, and idk if that's something that would really be needed on the service as a whole?).
Edited (fixing spelling & tense) 2017-04-02 20:54 (UTC)