Luís wrote:Dormouse559 wrote:Another forum I'm a moderator on has a locked forum news thread where mods announce their major actions, including bans (of non-spambots). We explain who was banned, why and for how long. The "why" part doesn't necessarily go into great detail, but we use language based on the forum rules. There is a separate feedback thread where normal users can respond to the posts in the news thread. Maybe with some tweaks, a similar concept could work here.
I like this.
We wouldn't even need a new forum if all the actions are written in the same (locked) thread (eg. in the "Unilang - Information, Input, and Questions" forum)
This subforum is currently open to everyone though, mostly so that non-members can read through things like the policy, announcements and discussions and clarifications about the forum as a whole before they decide whether they want to sign up or not. Then again, it's all in the details and can be solved rather easily.
The really big thing here is that that information really shouldn't be available to anyone outside the global moderating team once someone's ban has expired, in my opinion. This means that we really have to be on our toes if we go with this solution and make sure we don't miss the expiration date of any single non-permanent ban. If we instead install this extension, while you can only see that a person is banned, they can be sure that it's not public information forever.