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
- 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.) Failing that, at least including deleted posts and deleted comments in the moderator view of the "all actions" tab would help a lot.
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.