"You sent a message to this user": fadeout of post unclear


(Jan P.) #1

When I send a message/warning to a user via flag icon -> “Send @user a message | I want to talk to this person directly and privately about their post.” -> Message / Warning the post gets lighter, almost faded out. This made me assume the post also got removed or deleted, but on reload I only see the “You sent a message to this user” under the post.

Why this fadeout?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

As a regular user, or as staff?


(Jan P.) #3

As staff, using the PM from there as a form of private moderation. Mostly positive, sometimes negative - and each time if anything changed with the post now that I sent a message or warning because visually something changed - until I reload.


(Arpit Jalan) #4

I can confirm that the post fades when you send an “Official Warning” (via Flag -> “Send @user a message”).

Reloading the page unfades that post.

I am not sure if this is by design or a bug.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

What does it look like if you view it as anon?


(Arpit Jalan) #6

The post looks normal (not faded) as anon.

The fade effect only shows up for staff who sent warning and disappears as soon as the page is reloaded.