Hi folks, thanks again to all the Discourse developers and community members for this truly excellent platform
I’m wondering whether y’all would accept a pull request to make the impact of user trust level / “staff” status on flagging score configurable? Basically, we’d like to prevent moderator/administrator flags from instantly hiding posts, and count them the same as regular users’ (2 points, depending on the user’s flagging accuracy, toward a default threshold of 6 to hide).
As context: I’m one of the administrators of a growing forum, which is increasingly the main communications platform for our international membership organisation.
Because of our specific situation, we’re operating with a rule that all but the most trivial moderation decisions should be agreed by at least two moderators – there are some serious factional battles raging, and when moderators or administrators have taken unilateral action it’s exacerbated disputes, in almost all cases.
Ideally, we’d love to see a whole set of additions to the review queue – making it so that hitting “Agree + HIde” is a vote rather than immediate action, and providing a PM thread between
@moderators for every item in the review queue, to be able to make a note of the rationale for decisions – but it seems like being able to twiddle a settings knob to dial down how much extra weight admins and moderators are given for their flags would get us most of the way. Currently, we’re asking moderators and admins not to flag at all, and to raise issues with
@moderators directly – which often ends up meaning that when moderators/admins notice problematic posts, they end up being dealt-with slower than posts flagged by regular users.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts