[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5552: Allow mods to hide moderator badge

Making WordPress.org noreply at wordpress.org
Fri Dec 18 05:31:10 UTC 2020

#5552: Allow mods to hide moderator badge
 Reporter:  dd32            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low             |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                  |

Comment (by Clorith):


 For those unfamiliar, when a moderator replies, a blue bar is attached to
 the reply saying "moderator", this also adds weight to your post or reply
 by association.

 I guess I should write more than just "yes", but this would indeed be
 nice. You've already mentioned the use case of writing a review as an
 individual, and not in an official capacity, the same could be said for a
 support topic for a plugin or theme that you use as well.

 The simplest solution would be to introduce a postmeta option, and a
 checkbox that's only available when making a topic/review/reply with the
 moderator capabilities. This could be ticked to indicate "I am not posting
 in an official capacity" or similar, to make this single entry not have
 the badge with it.

 For those super admins, perhaps it would make sense for this to be a user
 field that changes the default of said checkbox.

 Thinking even further, should it maybe be reversed "I **am** posting in an
 official capacity", this might need more discussing, but my reasoning is
 simple: The less "moderator heavy" replies are, the more likely it is that
 others would be willing to participate, as it would look more like a
 community effort, and less like a team one, to provide support for users?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5552#comment:1>
Making WordPress.org <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/>
Making WordPress.org

More information about the wp-meta mailing list