[quote author=Nick Gammon link=topic=149438.msg1152402#msg1152402 date=1363040833]
I'm going to have to admit I skimmed most of this thread. It isn't really my job to read every thread on the forum. I try to help with technical questions if I can, and respond to "report to moderator" messages.
To address one of your issues, modeller, I (and a few others) are Global Moderators simply, I believe (and I could be wrong), that it is an easy way for the forum admins to set up a person to address issues on every board (section). So say, for example, there is spam in "E-Textiles and Craft" I can deal with it. However I'm not an expert on E-Textiles, and don't visit that part often.
I've looked at SMF briefly, and I gather that each level of moderator has permissions which can be altered by the forum administrators. I suppose they could assign the permission to get rid of spam to every moderator (maybe they have).
Hello Nick, thanks for the nice response.
Sorry for the hard opinion on this business, but I really do know SMF very, very well. Shoot, I even hang out on the SMF support forum every day - like you guys do here. Yea, I really do that. :)
I just think the way the Mods are set up isn't the best, and I'm sorry for perhaps opening my mouth about it. For example - look at the General Discussion board. Most of the Admins are listed as board mods - that's just really silly, because the Admins can do anything they want to on the forum. I'm sorry, but I notice those types of things like you guys notice badly biased transistors.
I'll try to dial it back. But I do have suggestions if you guys ever want them.
I just read page 1 of this thread. I'm uncertain how we got from "forum down" to "moderator permissions are wrong" but to be honest, I'm not that interested in reading all 7 pages to find out.
It's derailed now - totally derailed.