Hi guys, thanks for the info. For context, I have a healthy discourse site running now for probably 6 months which is a companion site to my marketplace website. Looks like we are roughly half as active as this meta site so far. Very happy with discourse, working fine, no intention of changing.
However, we’d like to add a special Category where we do public arbitration of disputes. E.g., buyer unhappy with how things went down, as OP they bring a complaint, and then trusted TLX users can reply to gather more info and moderate.
The detail I forgot to mention above is the one thing still missing after this plugin – that we’d also need to easily grant the counter party Reply permission for that topic they are involved in.
- Create: Everyone
- Reply: OP, Group X, Counter Party (added by a moderator?)
- See: Everyone
The value of having these discussions publicly is that the mature community can draw out the reality of what happened in these complex situations and who’s at fault. The history of these threads is high beneficial for building positive and negative reputations. We actually have a ratings system on our site, but it does not get into the details like these 2±way conversations can.
As you can imagine, this kind of “Category” is very messy. However, if we had this setup, I believe we could provide this need for our community better than any previous attempt. They have been many, and the most recent decent one just got deleted off Facebook, years of history wiped out. But that none of these other formats have ever been ideal because of the mess of ignorant 3rd party opinions that they allow.
I would be willing to fund a few days development to create the plugin.