Are posts that have been hidden due to user flagging still visible in the thread? Can users opt to read them?
They are visible to moderators only. Hidden posts are not visible to anyone else.
Bear in mind that posts hidden through reaching the flagging threshold will be automatically unhidden if the author edits them, per the private message that is sent to the author.
Does the forum admin or moderator get to see the edited post before the ban is lifted?
Something like - after the post is edited by the author, the admin or moderator receives a PM to review it.
No, though the mod will see the flags in the topbar unless they reach the threshold very quickly.
if the post is hidden a second time through community flagging, the trust level consequences are pretty severe.
For more detail.
Small followup on this. We did change it so that users can click to reveal the hidden content.
Here’s what a hidden post looks like to…