We’re moving a development community to Discourse and there’s one critical feature we’re losing from the old forum software. We had “confidential” tags where a user could hide sensitive information in the post for moderator eyes only. It was like the Spoilers tag, but only moderators would see the content inside.
The confidential feature is used for posting game exploit repro steps, and sometimes private contact info like their Skype name. This is a high quality community but the exploit steps could be catastrophic in the wrong hands.
The benefit of the confidential tag is that any moderator can see and react to the post quickly and sound a company-wide alert, vs. a PM system or ticketing system where the specific recipients need to be online at the time to see the report.
I poked around with our Discourse forum settings and I’m stymied how to replicate this functionality. The best I’ve found so far was hiding exploit reports in post edits that only admins (but not moderators) can see.
Is there a plugin already for posting content that only moderators and the poster could see? Is it hard to make a plugin like this? Is there a better way to mimic this functionality?