IanM Would this then add an additional option in the forum frontend when marking Spammer, ie Hide posts/discussions alongside Hard delete, same for suspending vs deleting of the user, or would the admin settings dictate the behaviour?
I think it's extremely important that is a option for each. Meaning that the administrator can precisely choose how he wants to handle spammers in his community.
Default: Suspend & Soft Delete
- Suspend & Hard Delete
- Hard Delete User & Discussions
- Suspend & Soft Delete & Change Tag of all Discussions
Why? I take discuss as an example where spam is soft deleted to keep the history and reason for the suspension but all Tags get changed to "Test Posting" so it's not limiting the view of "All Discussions". Other communities have shared in respective posts that they'd prefer the spam gone completely.
IanM I'm thinking it would probably be best to present an option each time (hide/suspend or delete/delete), so that moderators can take appropriate action based on the use case?
From a moderative standpoint I strongly disagree. Having a option that has to be selected every time will take time on each process. I'd rather set this as a community standard on how Spam should be handled.
PS.: I hope there is some interest so you can pick this bounty up 🙂