Many times on our site, with 20+ people writing posts, we'll have someone submit a post to Pending status and then they sit in the post. This makes it tough for the editors to know if the person's really done or not. We tell the writers NOT to do this, but it happens.
My idea: a pop-up message, like an instant messenger of sorts, that will pop up somewhere on the particular post being edited, where an editor can send messages like "Hey get out of the post now!" or even "NO we can't post that yet!"
Any ideas of how to go about doing this?