jerx wrote:I don' t really see the need for such a mod. If a moderator decides to ban someone, that user had broken forum rules. In my opinion this is a general ban. Why do you want that user messing around in other forums, too? It is like saying to a shop lifter, it was not right to steal in shop a, but there are plenty other shops you can try.
If the user had not broken any rules, the moderator might not be the right person for this job.
umm what are you talking about? shoplifters... what?
This mod is completely necessary and much needed:
Forum 1 = moderator1 : able to do any mod task EXCEPT for ban people
Forum 2 = moderator2 : able to do any mod task EXCEPT for ban people
Forum 3 = moderator3 (you get the point)
Yes, we could make them all global mods & they'd all be able to ban, but that would defeat the purpose of having specific forum moderators & present other potential problems. For instance, in very large forums (like mine) it is not an option for me to 'global mod' forum moderators, as they would then be able to moderate other forums treading on other mods toes & possibly neglecting their own.
As it stands, forum moderators have to contact global moderators just to have someone banned from a forum they're moderating (lol?) which I find pretty stupid considering they can do every other moderator task.
*EDIT* btw I dont mean just a ban from a forum, I mean a ban from the entire site.