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Add moderation warnings #9519
Moderation warnings are meant to formalize the process of warning users about their misconduct prior to harsher measures, so that other staff can track that process. At the same time, the warning system is meant to solve the issue of absolute intransparency about moderation actions concerning your account, i.e. if you are banned, you won't know when and why you were banned.
However, sometimes moderation actions need to be covert, and as such, you can opt to generate no warnings/e-mails when perfming said actions.
In terms of moderation UI, whereas previously, "disable" and "silence" were one-click actions, now they are unified into a form that allows you to enter warning text (or choose from custom presets to save time). That form likewise oversees the "suspend" action, which previously was on a separate page that required you to enter the username of the account for confirmation (that is no longer so).
That new form is not only unified between various actions, but also between actions that are part of a report, and actions taken directly from the account page. Of course, warnings can only be sent to local users.
E-mail the user receives:
Warning presets UI:
Here are the e-mail contents for various action types:
Below this explanation, you can enter custom text, or choose one of the preset options. You can add presets.
The e-mail also contains a link to "review server policies" at /about/more
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Dec 15, 2018
I think it would make sense to include account and instance in the subject line and message. Tentative suggestion:
Suggest additional text after the custom text, along the lines of:
disable: "Please contact <admin email address> to discuss re-enabling your login."