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(X) Send user a Sticky Mail notifying them of the move/delete?
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And a small text field so they can add a note. The system, when moving or deleting the post, will also send a Sticky to the user who's post was affected. It would say:
"Automated Message - Do not Reply"
Your post has been moved. You can now find it here:
Moderator's Notes: This was more on topic for the PPC room
That should shave an hour off of each mod's day :)
But at times having the option of something automated as an OPTION would help tremendously. It can be very time consuming - I've had one thread take almost an hour to go through and do a fix-up. Having an automated option would make it easier when time is short, but I'd still opt for a personal note most of the time. If it came to be I'd also far prefer my own wording - we all communicate differently.
It's actually a great idea for the pre-moderation particularly. I've had a lot of people sticky me asking why their post was held back, was there something wrong with it. They just didn't know, so if they got an automated notice it would save them wondering - just while they're not accustomed to it.
What's interesting and surprised me was having people walk over in Boston to introduce themselves and make mention of the fact that I'd edited them, remarking how courteous and friendly the stickymail was. It's like turning something that could be negative into a positive, and the personal communication gives us a chance to do that.
Even though it's an edit (or a move - whatever) it's an extra opportunity to make people feel welcome, and helps us get to know them better. I wouldn't like that eliminated, but I'd love an option available to automate.