Thanks for that. The thing that bugs me most isn’t that there’s no appetite to change how the system works. That’s fair if there’s no platform adoption of different access rules.
My issue comes with the community pushback to the rationale I and others have when it comes to concepts that challenge the accepted use cases for the platform.
Most specifically in this case, the consistent responses about if you can’t trust your admin, then you should have a different admin. Justaposed with the official line from a discourse founder that encrypted PMs are a way to to protect conversations between members even from malicious administrators.
The pontificating responses of “you should do it this way” or that’s “just security theatre” when I’ve explained ahead of time that I know exactly what the drawbacks are, and I’m just trying to address a shortcoming of discourse in my specific use case.
It’s cool if nobody wants to help with writing some css, or developing a plugin. Not what’s bothered me here at all.