I do not understand why you cannot just use the Meet button and then type your message??
For two very good (IMO) reasons.
Meetwould require sending two messages, the first of which is a canned message that is cumbersome to change for special cases
Meetsort of implies I want to make a connection. Usually I do not. As a moderator I just want to send a PM.
For example. let's say a member has posted something that i consider borderline inappropriate. I could
- lay on an infraction with a (system limited) brief message which would be visible to all. Or
- send a PM with a politely worded rebuke which would be visible to only the offending member
In the second scenario I would not want to prefix the PM with an intro PM with boilerplate text like "Jim wants to say hi." I really don't see what the proble is with the old method
- go to the member profile page
- enter a message and click Send
I do not understand why you would remove this capability from the moderators.