Currently, Plume has extremely basic moderation tools. The only actions you can take is to ban someone (which just delete their account and content), or to block an instance (which prevent any activity from this instance to be actually saved).
So, I would like to open a discussion about what tools are needed, and what kind of situations we need to handle. I propose you to just post what tools you want (and why if it is not obvious).
Here is what I propose:
Difference between admin and moderator (#582)
Currently, we only have an admin role, that can edit the instance settings and do moderation.
Moderation notes (#583)
Admins/mods should be able to take notes about a specific user, that are visible to all other admins/mods.
Being able to see users email (as admin/mod) (#584)
To have a way to contact them about an issue if needed. Another solution would be to implement direct messages in Plume, but I think it's too much work while email can handle this job quite well.
Being able to block someone (as an user) (#585)
Eventually with a note to remember why they were blocked. I think we need to discuss the exact behavior of blocks: for instance, can you still mention someone you blocked? Can they still see what you post, or is it just you that won't see them anymore?
Being able to block someone (as instance admin/mod) (#586)
Same as above, but at instance level.
Banned email list (#587)
As an admin, you should be able to "ban" an email, or a set of email matching a pattern to avoid registrations with these emails.
Report an user (#588)
You should be able to tell your admins/mods that there is an issue with this user (and what it is). If the person being reported is on another instance the report should also be reported.
Being able to edit/delete someone's profile ? (as admin/mod)
Or a blog, so that if they contain something offensive it can be removed.
Being able to edit/delete a post or a comment (as admin/mod)
Being able to silence someone else/a blog
Switch between allow/block list federation modes (#353)
Suspend an account (Original message, #589)
Being able, as a moderator, to de-activate an account, making it impossible for the person to log-in again. The content this person posted should probably be hidden too. Moderators should probably be able to cancel this action afterwards.
Your help is of course welcome on this topic, as I'm not really used to do moderation :sweat_smile: So if you have ideas for other tools, they are welcome! Also, if there is anything wrong with what I proposed above, we can discuss it, it just a proposal.