will make their links be hidden from the /about page.
One example of when this is useful is if someone is a technical administrator of the site, but is not a member of the community. Discourse.orguses a plugin for this; here is a theme component that does the same.
Though the url has “staff” in the URL, it hides the users from both the moderator and admin section of the /about page.
Caveat: If there is only one admin or moderator and that user is hidden, then there will be an “admin” or “moderator” heading with no users listed under it.
I don’t know. Why would someone like to hide staff? Perhaps for same reason.
I was just posting (badly formatted) FYI for those who like to hide moderators but are using category moderators with or instead forumwide ones.
Not any more because I changed my moderators from category level to ”staff level”. I don’t look /about ever and anywhere so I forgot totally I’m using same users at every category. I woke up to that situation when I gave testdrive to that component.
To be spesific. It hided wanted user from very first category but not from next ones.
I don’t care, really. I understand why some admins wants to hide moderators, but it didn’t do it with group-based category moderators.
And honestly — /about is so goood hided that is just doesn’t matter what there is or not
Simply extend the existing functionality so that Moderators can also be hidden (using the same field) and call it ‘hidden staff’ instead.
This makes sense as Discourse cleverly ensures that each Staff user only appears in either Admins or Our Moderators (but not both). While there is less utility in hiding Moderators, there are still some use-cases such as having a test moderator.
Suggestion 2: Hide Category Mods
It is quite common for folk to want to hide Category Mods, as they take up oodles of space and there is little value exposing them publicly outside of the context of the specific category.
Sometimes it makes sense to hide just some of the Category Mods categories, but expose others.