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

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 7 12:22:06 CEST 2011

2011/4/7 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>:
> 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".

Additional question:
Why do I (as member of "Founders" and "Translators") have moderator
rights (editing other's posts) in "News&Announcements" but not in
"General discussions" and "Wizards Lair"? News seldomly need a
moderator, but the other two are the forums which will need most
attention by moderators.


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