Building on the above, I would like to suggest a couple of improvements.
Disclaimer: we are using discourse for teams. Some of our use case are very different than for an open community.
You can configure discourse to
allow moderators to create categories and manage groups.
This is quite useful because:
- we want to limit the number of admins
- we want to allow many people in the organisation to create categories, which can be achieved with the above. The reason for this is that we are creating categories for teams or projects.
- It’s also useful to have many people that have moderator perms like splitting topics.
However there is one specific issue: moderators can manage ANY group, which means they can add themselves to a group giving access to a restricted category. For instance, we have a
leadership category and don’t want a moderator to add himself to the
leadership group. It would be logged but that’s not enough.
It would be incredibly useful to split this setting into two:
- Allow moderators to create categories
- Allow moderators to manage groups
Alternatively, maybe there could be some restriction on which group can be managed by whom, so that a moderator can’t manage ANY groups but a specific list. I am not sure how it would work in details.