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From drew <d...@baseanswers.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: Forum integration
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:13:02 GMT
On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 14:56 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:45 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 14:28 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> >> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 2:19 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 14:15 -0400, drew wrote:
> >> >> On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 19:23 +0200, Christian Grobmeier wrote:
> >> >> > Hello,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > we have spoken much - now its time to outline what needs to be
done. I
> >> >> > have started a Wiki page with that:
> >> >> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOODEV/Changes+integrate+the+forums+into+the+AOOo+project
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Lets bring the talk into shapes.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks for that Christian.
> >> >
> >> > sorry - a double post.
> >> >>
> >> >> My only real question is regarding the moderators needing to be part
of
> >> >> the PMC - I'm not at all sure I see that need.
> >> >
> >> > just to be clear - although I would encourage mod's to be in the PMC my
> >> > question is about making it a hard requirement.
> >> >
> >>
> >> I'd think of it this way:
> >>
> >> We don't want a stranger to walk off the street and be immediately a
> >> moderator, right?
> >
> > Of course not - why do you think folks would want that?
> >
> >> It requires some level of vetting.
> >
> > Sure -
> >
> >> A moderator can
> >> ban users,
> >
> > Not necessarily - there is the a very granular rights system in play -
> > not everyone with the moderator colors on their user name have the same
> > access levels. Hagar has a higher level then most, if not all, of the
> > other moderators for instance.
> >
> >
> >> they can kick real people off the boards if they do not
> >> like their behavior. So it is a position of authority.  A Moderator is
> >> an important role with real influence.  They, through their decisions,
> >> help set the tone of the forum and represent the "public face" of
> >> Apache OpenOffice.
> >
> > So, it is very easy to setup a system where a 'standard' moderator can
> > do x but not y - in this case can not actually ban a user - they see
> > spam, they remove it, which automatically makes the post visible to
> > admins and the admin's can handle the actual banning, if so warranted.
> >
> 
> This is good to know.  That essentially creates super-moderators and
> normal moderators.  Is there anything else like this?  I mean is there
> a short list of permission sets like this, or is it really an eclectic
> mix of permissions that have been assigned to individuals over time
> and few moderators actually have the same identical permissions?

no - normally this is all done at the group level - I gave you the one
exception I know off (understand my memory can be faulty at times) -
again when I say something is possible it is a mistake to believe this
means it is being widely used, it only means that it is possible.


//drew

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