[Mageia-webteam] Questions about the forum - Part II

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 7 10:49:07 CEST 2011

2011/4/6 Maât <maat-ml at vilarem.net>:
> Le 01/04/2011 20:08, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
>> 3. Privileges in the forum have to be tied to the task of the
>> group/user, nothing else.
>> For simplicity I'd go for
>>  - Admin group (creating/changing forum structures, creating groups,
>> maintenance of the forum, making announcements about the forum, etc.)
>>  - Global moderators = all moderators, where moderating means:
>>  - - moving/merging/closing threads, editing posts (if necessary
>> because of forum or legal rules), counseling users (positive and
>> negative), announcing important things, etc.
>>  - Special groups who could be additional moderators of one section,
>> like packagers and translators who are not in Global Moderators but
>> could be moderators and contacts for the "Packaging and Translating"
>> section. They have privileges only in this section.
>> That's all. Simple, transparent, easy to understand and to maintain
>> and to scale if needed.
>> We've been working with this setup for years (even before we switched
>> to phpbb3). Moderators were happy, users knew who to turn to. Admin
>> was happy :)
> Do you realise that you precisely describe what we have set up on the mageia forums from the beginning ?

Then why is it not so now? Why does my description differ so much to yours?
For instance: What am I? According to the color and profile I am a
member of the "founders" group.
What does that mean in practice? I haven't found out yet. Same for the
other "special groups".


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