Suggestion: elect some moderators for this forum
asked 2010-09-18 16:35:21 -0500
This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >750 is welcome to improve it.
I hope that this suggestion sounds reasonable. It may be a very good idea to elect several moderators for this forum - so that they could solve occasional problems - usually created by disgruntled visitors.
Moderators have the following rights:
- edit or delete any post
- add/subtract reputation to/from users
- send (email with CC of their own address) messages to any user
- change user status between "blocked", "suspended" and "approved".
Moderators cannot moderate other moderators or administrators in any way besides editing their posts. Suspended users can edit only own posts, blocked users can't edit anything regardless of the "karma".
The idea is that with someone who can actively look after the site, the forum will be more useful, more friendly and cleaner.
What do you think?
edit: some definitions
Administrator has access to site settings and a separate admin interface (basically direct access to the database) and has all moderator rights plus he/she is able to give/revoke moderator status. Admins can be added/removed either through command line or admin interface.
Moderator is like "admin" who cannot edit settings and database records, cannot add/dismiss moderators or admins.