Help a new moderator understand Discourse?

This is my first post in this forum, and I’m not sure I’m in the right place. Please correct me as needed!

This morning I un-silenced a user, but now I do not see his profile in the regular users list. I can see his profile under the admin tools user page, but I do not get an “Activity” tab, so there is no easy way to locate this user’s most recent posts. I do see the the Activity tab for other users.

This user does not have me muted, but I would hope that users cannot mute moderators in the first place.

Where do I look for help with a problem like this?
Thanks in advance! :slight_smile:

The regular users list (or the User Directory) is highly cached, so it takes a while for someone new to appear there.

In the admin area, you can find any user, and on their Admin User page there should be a “Show Public Profile” button at the top that when clicked, takes you to their Activity page.


Yeah look for the admin wrench, and use those menu items and areas to do “admin”-y things. The difficulty here is that you tried to use the public facing user directory for an admin task :wink:

Also see Discourse Moderation Guide – does that still need updating @jomaxro?


It should not anymore, guide updated.


As far as I know this is possible, yes, but that’s not your problem here.

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No… that’s not possible.

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Is it only TL4 “community moderators” which can be muted then?

Moderators can’t be muted. TL4 ain’t moderators.


To All,
Thanks for the replies!

That would seem to cover it, because I can see everything now.

Now, where is the panel that let’s me dial down user recalcitrance? :wink:


It’s in the refractory. :grin:

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New question: what is the effect of screened IPs that are not blocked? Do mods get a notification of activity from these IPs? Are posts/comments automatically hidden until approved?

I don’t think any other state other than blocked and “not on the list” is possible at the current time?

The other state is “Allow”. Is that a do-nothing?

We have a serial troll, and I was hoping it might flag activity from this IP as Needs Approval.

I did search for this first, but didn’t find anything.

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