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Here's something that's happened to me more than once as a moderator: I have a user who's had some problematic behavior, like rudeness or vandalism, and I want to get a "whole-user" view of recent activity -- since a mod message, or to put some new flags into perspective, for example. Information I want to see in this case includes:

  • recent posts, including deleted ones (and when and how they got deleted -- mod, community, self)
  • recent comments, again including deleted ones
  • flags raised against the user and how they were resolved
  • deletion and undeletion events
  • edits
  • mod messages

I can see all of that now, but I have to look in a lot of places (which I won't enumerate here in this public post). If I want to put it in time order (because that can matter sometimes), I have to keep external notes. What I'd really like is something like the post timeline, but for users -- a view I can request that will show me everything. (It's ok to make me specify a time period.)

This sort of problem doesn't come up every day (at least on my sites), but when it does come up, mods have to do a lot of digging and collation. Can we make this easier?

Related questions: Moderators should be able to see deleted posts in the Activity tab on a user's profile, Allow moderators to see delete/undelete activity on users' profiles, Provide way for moderators to monitor specific users, Add a moderator ability to watch troublemakers.

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One could write a user script to do this, but it would involve a whole lot of requests to a whole lot of pages. –  Undo Jun 16 '14 at 1:22
I was sort of thinking that, @undo, but I have too many projects at the moment. :) Have you thought of doing something like that? –  jmort253 Jun 16 '14 at 1:41
That sounds like a pretty complicated user script (having to integrate/sort several streams of data), but if somebody makes it I'll happily use it! Yes it'll pound the servers some when used, but it wouldn't be always-on or anything like that, only on request, so with luck it could be a good citizen, so to speak. –  Monica Cellio Jun 16 '14 at 1:43
@jmort253 In theory, maybe kinda sorta. It'd be fun, but I have lots of other fun projects atm. –  Undo Jun 16 '14 at 1:53
That sounds like a fun thing to do, but I have too many projects at the mome... wait; did someone already say that? That said, a view like this would be awesome. –  Andrew Barber Jun 16 '14 at 18:03
One thing that would be nice on top of that: "Was the user already contacted (and suspended?) on another site?":. I would already be happy with a number like _1/8 current suspensions on other SE-sites. This would help greatly with users just switching sites and repeating their questions elsewhere. –  kaiser Jun 19 '14 at 0:23

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