We're excited to share four improvements that we think will improve how moderators maintain their communities. Our goal with thesse improvements is to help moderators of large communities distribute the workload of maintaining healthy discourse. The improvements we're proposing are:
Allowing users with the triage role to make the following changes (only within Discussions):
a. Move Discussions to a different cateogory
b. Convert Issues to Discussions in bulk
c. Hide Discussion comments
d. Edit and delete Discussion comments
Allowing users with the triage role to report content. (Impacts Discussions, Issues, PRs).
Let prior contributors be able to report content by default in new repos. (Impacts Discussions, Issues, PRs).
Maintainers can choose to let ALL users report content. (Impacts Discussions, Issues, PRs).
The first two changes to the triage role impact existing users with that permission. These changes slightly increase the scope of what the role can do – but we believe that these changes are consistent with how the majority of maintainers are trying to use the triage role.
Changes 3 and 4 impact who can report content by default. Moving forward, new repos will get a better default (letting prior contributors report content), but ultimately, we're putting the power in the hands of maintainers to decide how best to run their communities.