Thank you for supporting this issue. There must be more message templates in the system. The ones you quoted, I did not see. Below from two PMs that I received so far:
Hallo, dies ist eine automatische Benachrichtigung von OpenStreetMap Community, um dich zu informieren, dass dein Beitrag verborgen wurde.
[ link to topic ]
[ message regarding flag type ]
Dieser Beitrag wurde wegen Meldungen der Community verborgen, deshalb prüfe bitte, wie du ihn überarbeiten kannst, um ihrem Feedback zu entsprechen. Du kannst deinen Beitrag nach 10 Minuten bearbeiten und er wird automatisch wieder sichtbar.
Falls er jedoch noch einmal von der Community verborgen wird, bleibt er dies, bis ein Team-Mitglied ihn prüft.
Weitere Informationen findest du in unseren Community-Richtlinien.
Here the different central phrases, they got sent in English, untranslated:
Your post was flagged as off-topic: the community feels it is not a good fit for the topic, as currently defined by the title and the first post.
Your post was flagged as inappropriate: the community feels it is offensive, abusive, or a violation of our community guidelines.
Not knowing the inner workings of discourse, I think, the messages get sent, as soon as somebody puts up a flag. If I’d send such mails myself, I’d feel as an imposter.
At first sight, hiding flagged posts even before a third party can look at it, might be warranted, just in case, so if there is really something grave happening, it is less likely to spread. I do not think, this will be the case often. The discourse creators obviously do not think so either. Still, if I flag a post off-topic, I really want it to be hidden, immediately. So with this I am fine.
Now, to the PM: I’d say, it should rather state:
A post of yours was considered off-topic by [nick name]. Perhaps it is not a good fit…
A post of yours was considered a violation of our community guidelines by [nick name]. Perhaps it is inappropriate, offensive, …
I’d say, naming the person to put up the flag in the PM is appropriate. After all, this is a community consisting of individuals, each with their own idiosyncrasies, and getting to know each other is always welcome, even if it is not all milk and honey all the time.
Following this thought, I’d say, on the public side, in a similar manner, as one can see, who hearts a post, one should be able to see, who flagged it, and which flag was set. So the community of ordinary users can help themselves self-moderate. Assigned moderators have more weight, but in most cases, they will only have to get active, when there starts e.g. an edit war.
Do I put too much trust into the community?