On 02/02/2021 10:31, Mark Fletcher
If a group is set to allow posts by non -
members any such post is placed in Pending with a badge
attached to inform any passing owner or moderator that the
post is from a non - member. However, that badge uses the
letters NM against the standard blue
background. As such, unless examined more closely, it looks
very like the NMM badge so the
possibility of confusion cannot be ruled out. When the post
is opened for checking before release (or rejection) then
the badge is expanded to read Non Member
against the same colour blue background. Obviously this is
rather less easy to misinterpret.
I've changed the badge color to red for NM and Non Member
Suggestion 2: Somehow
flag up the fact that any given post is from a non - member
for both web UI & email reading. Perhaps use a default
Display Name of Non Member or a message level
#hashtag advising a non - member message.
This is trickier and not quite obvious to me how to
handle. What if a message is sent by a non member, and then
later that person becomes a member? Does the badge stay on
the message when viewing the website? And vice-versa, if a
member sends a message and then leaves the group, should a
badge be displayed then?
Both approaches happen in the field and I think epitomize the
difference between email and UI approaches.
An email, once sent, is immutable. One cannot change how it looks in
other people's inboxes. Thus, a tag or whatever is asserted to be
true at the time of sending, but not either before or later.
Conversely, consider Slack, which has status icons. Changing the
icon changes the icon for all posts past and future until it is
Personally, I prefer the former. The latter is too revisionist for
PG&E Delenda Est