December 22, 2010 in Feedback
Could I suggest a change to the permissions for Super Moderators and ask that the ACP settings for Soft Delete be made optional for Super Moderators, rather than compulsory.
I, and I assume other's too, run my forums with a bunch of "global" moderators. I like to give them as much power as I can to enable them to manage the forums professionally, but the one thing that I don't want them to be able to do is permanently delete things.
This protects me from a moderator-gone-bad trashing the forums, protects the moderators from accidentally deleting things, and protects the members' content from being destroyed.
Please consider making the deletion ACP settings optional for Super mods in the next / a future release.
You could just use the trash can option in the board settings, make it so only you can see the trash can.
That is how I have it so if a modder does delete a post that should not have been deleted I can just go into the trash and restore it.
The trash can doesn't re-insert posts into the same place in a thread. Soft-delete retains the content - in context - so if you want to undelete it, it will be in the same (original) position.
This is why I don't use the trash can, and why I feel soft-deleting is the better system.
Either way, my suggestion is for the delete options to be made optional in the ACP for Super mods, and not compulsory.
Ah I understand. For me it is usually a whole topic that accidentally gets deleted rather then a post so trash does work for me but I can see what you are saying and can see how the trash can would not work for that.
Soft delete almost sounds like a more advanced version of the set invisible, which I use as well.
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