I would not want to see #moderators added automatically. Maybe a check-box option instead.
When I send an official warning to a member, that’s the issue dealt with. There is a record of the message in the member’s user-notes for any other moderator who needs to deal with them for whatever reason. Alerting all staff every time a warning is issued is not necessary and could quickly become very annoying.
I’m aware of that. But as it is, moderators are alerted to every flag which comes in, and that can be really irritating first thing in the morning, when you’re likely to have a number of alerts for issues which have been handled overnight.
My main point is that when a warning has been sent, the immediate issue has already been dealt with, and there is no necessity to alert other mods on a routine basis. A check-box would allow mods to be notified if required, without adding unnecessary noise everywhere.
Many were complaining of “too many” Notifications because of the “now closed” posts.
My take is that it is not so important that every Moderator know that “this member has just been warned” when it happens, but that it is very important that Moderators know that “this member was warned about this before”.
i.e. as TechnoBear stated, the issue has been dealt with. But when and if the member repeats an offense, it may indicate a need for actions stronger than another initial warning.
Even without a “User Note” plugin, the “Warnings” indicator on a member’s Profile page could be of some use. Not as handy as a User Note, but at least it’s a “trail” of sorts
That seems like a good point. I agree that Watching isn’t necessary, and Regular should be sufficient for all staff who aren’t immediately involved.
To add to that, the main reason I wanted other staff added was that we recently had to issue a warning to a user and he requested that all staff involved in the behind-the-scenes decision be included in the message. When sending the warning initially, I had assumed that other staff would be included automatically, so when I went back in I was surprised that wasn’t the case.