Woa, this is a non-obvious pitfall…
I was adding an
@moderators mention in my site. The handy user card for that group then has an obvious [Message] button. Perfect.
…and then I thought, hmmm, where does that go?
@mods is an automatic group, and I have no moderators yet. So I logged in as a testing user and sent a message.
Back in as me, and … no sign of the message. Which is right, because I’m not a moderator. I went into my own user and granted myself moderation.
And then I see the new message. Good thing I didn’t have anyone every send a message to the mods!
Maybe there should be some Admin dashboard check-with-guidance like…
Heads up! You have no designated moderators, maybe wear that hat until you do.
It makes perfect sense for me to have to wear the moderator hat, but also makes sense for Admins on larger sites to not see the moderators stuff.
…ha, it’s worse.
I wrote the above upon seeing the green-new-message alert on my avatar. Turns out that’s the alert for “you’ve been given mod power.”
I am not able to see the sent-before-I-was-a-mod message.