Granular Post Edit Time Limit

(Mittineague) #1

On our forum we have had a few cases of post vandalism that required Moderators to do a bit of hoop jumping to put the topic back into it’s original state.

Because members that have had a post hidden from having been Flagged now have the opportunity to correct the post after the post edit time has closed, it has been decided to try closing the window to what it was (with very few problems) at vB for many years.

AFAIK Admins and Mods are exempt from this limit, and the exemption is not based on what Group they are in.

Problem, we also have “Mentors”, not full Moderators, but more than a member. For some of what they do having an extended post edit time limit would be helpful for them. eg. updating “resource” posts, correcting tutorial mistakes.

To the point, is there any way to do this without making them Moderators?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

How many? Is “a few” worthy of a radical change to policy?

We have suggested in the past that these folks you are referring to be trust level 4.

Another thing that gets requested a lot is category specific moderators.

(Mittineague) #3

We don’t have a need for category specific moderators.

But AFAIK all Admins and Mods are TL4

So if the edit time exemption is tied to TL4 that could work if it doesn’t also grant Mod abilities
(Mods need to “sign” an “agreement” of sorts)

(Jeff Atwood) #4

No, TL4 is not associated with admin and mod. Admin and mod are booleans that an account can have at any trust level.

(cpradio) #5

That may work. It at least gives us a conversation point to discuss.