We had a great discussion about various aspects of moderation that can be improved upon to make things better in bbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. as a whole, judging by our own experiences on the .org forums, and what some of the bbPress moderators have experienced.
There’s currently a front-end moderation ticket in bbPress (ticket 1721) which we’ve expanded on with a pretty good direction for how this can work with bulk moderation and views.
A few new tickets are also created;
Ticket 3005 which ties in with the moderator view for providing a notification to other moderators when they look at a topic if someone is already moderating this thread (to avoid crossing streams)
Ticket 3006 that covers a better workflow when splitting a reply off into its own topic
Ticket 3007 is more of an UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing./UX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. approach on smaller devices where threads can get long as the sidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. is hidden away, as tools are often found in the sidebar it needs to be accessible from the get-go and should have a toggle to be displayed at the top when viewing the thread.
Ticket 3008 covers one of our big petpeevs, crossing the stream when performing moderation tasks (as actions are toggles)
Thanks to all who showed up to drop their thoughts and ideas, we got a lot of create actionable tickets going that will make things better in the grand picture!
You can read the full transcript in the #forums archive (A Slack account is required)