zvi: self-portrait: short, fat, black dyke in bunny slippers (Default)
still kind of a stealthy love ninja ([personal profile] zvi) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2010-01-22 11:30 pm

Private Message a Community to Contact Its Moderators

Private Message a Community to Contact Its Moderators

community administration, private messaging

Allow users to private message a community account, and copy the pm to the administrators of the community.

Community administrators use several different hacks to allow members or non-members to contact the entire admin team: page-a-mod entries, private mailing lists, collective google accounts.

If communities had inboxes to which community admins had access, there would be a standard way for non-admins to contact the admins, and a way for the admins to communicate among themselves. This address would be automatically up to date as to who had administrative rights and who didn't, as outside mailing lists don't, and shared e-mail addresses can't.

I anticipate that the admins would be able to turn off the private message function completely, as is done for personal journals, and that anyone who was made administrator but had already rejected all personal private messages would still not receive copies of the community PMs, although they could, on the website, check the inbox.

Poll #2185 Private Message a Community to Contact Its Moderators
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 69

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Should be implemented as-is.
66 (95.7%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
3 (4.3%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

yvi: Kaylee half-smiling, looking very pretty (Default)

[personal profile] yvi 2010-01-31 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, do you want the community to have an inbox that can be accessed by the 'work as' options somehow or do you want to message to be copied to the admins? Or both?

EDIT: Okay, I think I understand that you mean both now.
Edited 2010-01-31 17:02 (UTC)
msilverstar: (corset)

[personal profile] msilverstar 2010-01-31 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
More communication tools for mods and maintainers sounds like a very good thing.
eruthros: Grant Imahara from Mythbusters wearing a Star Trek TOS science uniform and Vulcan ear extensions (Mythbusters - grant in a star trek unifo)

[personal profile] eruthros 2010-01-31 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
This wold be great -- I'd love to have a message the admins option that automatically CCed the admins.
cimorene: A black-and-white vintage photograph of 1920s singer Helen Kane in profile, with a dubious, side-eye expression (k/s pondering)

[personal profile] cimorene 2010-01-31 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
It's so simple, yet so brilliant! *__*
jeeps: (atla ♡ rebels with a cause)

[personal profile] jeeps 2010-02-02 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
love this.