Reply as Group publicly to posts

(Dean Taylor) #1

Members of the moderation team on one of my Discourse instances would like to…

… reply as “Moderators” or “Committee” to clearly indicate that it is the reply is position / view of the group as whole.

Whilst there could be a specific username setup for that purpose, I don’t like the ideas of multiple people having and sharing a separate username and password.

These users are not “admins” so “impersonation” is not reasonable.

I know we have private group inboxes now…
… is it possible to reply publicly as a group?

(cpradio) #2

One option is to go the user route, but change the ownership of the post after the reply is made, that way no one needs to know the password.

(Dean Taylor) #3

Nice idea.

Is change of ownership a moderator function or admin?

(Sam Saffron) #4

What if you paint the post yellow by making it a staff message? You can even add CSS to suppress username for staff messages if you must

(Dean Taylor) #5

We use staff message highlighting for other things.

But again an interesting idea.

(cpradio) #6

Yeah, it is an admin action.

(Dean Taylor) #7

That won’t work then - they are moderators. :frowning:

(Sam Saffron) #8

I think we are fine to relax it so moderators can add staff colors, no reason this needs to be admin only.

(cpradio) #9

Staff colors does exist for moderators. Change ownership is Admin only.

(Sam Saffron) #10

oops not doing too well with reading comprehension today :slight_smile:

(Kane York) #11

Another option is to have a shared account, with the password distributed in a group PM and login accomplished using browser profiles, and signing your posts to indicate authorship.

Absolutely, we are planning to do that. Read the blog post about it!


protip: use themes to separate your browser profiles