Currently there is no easy way for staff to see if a user is silenced, without going to the user in the admin page.
Unlike a suspension, which is shown on the user’s regular profile page/profile card when clicking on a username.
In my opinion something like this:
would be a nice addition (at least for staff members, maybe hide it for non-staff members(?)) to check if a user is silenced. Or, like the current Suspended message that appears when opening the User Card of that user, display it somewhere in the user card.
Personally I don’t see any reason why this wouldn’t be a good feature, but I’m sure there’s probably reasons why this could be an unwanted feature. In which case: I’d like to know what the downsides are
The main reason for this is some users get auto-silenced by the System user for typing too fast, if another staff member “rejects” that post that’s “awaiting approval” then the user gets permanently silenced without it being obvious in regular topics. So if someone replied, and later got silenced. At first sight you wouldn’t know they’re silenced and you probably get confused why the person isn’t replying if you ask them something.