Customize powers for Trust Levels?


(Jacob Turner) #1

I am wondering if there is a way to customize the powers available to different Trust Levels, or to define your own new Trust Levels.

I am a member of a forum which could REALLY use some community support in splitting and merging threads. But Trust Level 4 also includes being able to edit any post by any user, which is a pretty hefty power to hand out to community members.

So, we are trying to figure out a way to enable select users to split/merge, but not give them the other TL4 capabilities.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

There is no way to do this at the current time. I suggest learning to “trust” your trust level 4 users.


(Jacob Turner) #3

Kind of figured, but hoped maybe to put it on the list of potential features running around in the minds of those in charge.

Since the forum runners are operating a business, they are incredibly hesitant to trust the users to that extent. But since it is a lean business, they are also not employing anyone who serves primarily as a community manager and would thus be able to monitor and split threads ><


(Aseem Chiplonkar) #4

I agree with this too.

In case of private community forums for business users, this feature is important to have.

We do trust the users, but you can’t have employees from one company being able to edit posts from employees of other company, just because they have been around the forum for a while.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #5

If TL3 users editing the titles/categories of other users topics is an issue, you can disable trusted users can edit others


(Jeff Atwood) #6

This setting is reeeeally badly named @eviltrout, should be “can edit title and category”


(Robin Ward) #7

TL4 can also edit post content though. I’d need some explanation for that part too.


(Jeff Atwood) #8

Oh I see it applies to tl4 as well, that’s true, carry on.