Moderators have been demoted in Discourse.
Back in May I demoted moderators a bit Moderator Permission Set , this has not been enough.
Some Discourse communities seem to need the ability to “fend off” certain discussions from moderators. For example: “Should we fire Sam?” discussion may only be visible to staff? that are in the HR group.
This change is quite wide, the following changes were made
- Moderators follow the same visibility path from topics as regular users. A moderator will have to be in a group with “see” permissions to see discussion in a group.
- Moderators can only handle flags in categories they can see
- Moderators can not snoop through user’s PMs
- Moderators can not see topics they have no visibility to in user’s profiles
Nothing changed when it comes to admins.
We believe this is a safer and more secure default.