Are your moderators allowed to delete threads?

alakazam

Constantly Improving
Jun 19, 2015
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#1
Sometimes moderators get overzealous and decide to delete entire threads because a little drama has popped up between members in a heated discussion. Do you allow your moderators to do this? I mean, deleting a few posts is one thing if they are out of line and break the rules, but what about entire threads?
 

alakazam

Constantly Improving
Jun 19, 2015
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#4
I allow my moderators to soft delete posts, but I don't allow them to permanently delete posts. It's better to limit the amount of people who have the permissions to delete everything. :yum:
IPB doesn't have a soft delete feature for moderators. The removed posts and threads go into the "Removed content" in the moderator panel, from where the moderators can permanently delete them.
 

xXInfectedXx

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Mar 26, 2015
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#5
Yes, I allow moderators to delete topics. Moderators have full permission as a normal super moderator would (phpBB). I will trust my staff members but as soon as they abuse there powers I will fire them.
 

Clarendon

Almost Special
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Oct 22, 2017
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#6
All staff except the Owner and Admin Team Leader / Director can only trash threads so we have proof. This just keeps the power limited to myself or my assistance stopping any unecessary actions happening
 

Cryckit

Retired Executive
Retired Staff
Jun 13, 2017
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Missouri
#7
We only allow our moderators here on the forum to soft delete posts. They cannot permanently delete them. All soft deleted post and certain other posts are moved to the trash in order to keep the forum neatly organized and clean. By doing that, we the Executives and our moderators can can effectively patrol the forum without any junk present from our point of view.
 

Keranov

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Feb 6, 2018
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#8
On Promotion Sea I have allowed our moderators to delete threads and posts but not permanently. Of course I will check what they deleted and if they made a mistake I will return the post to the public and there will be penalties for the moderator.
 
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Empire

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Apr 2, 2016
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#9
My moderators have the power to remove however not on all boards. And then the newbie moderators have no powers at all as they learn. I have no need to do soft delete since I never had that problem where they went crazy. But me I can make groups if needed
 

jyy

Quite the Aristocrat
Sep 6, 2017
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#10
I normally allow people to hard-delete. Nonetheless, I didn't at first, cause I was fearing a disagreement might lead to mass-deleting (out of rage). However, I now think the chance of that is low.
 

RichEdmonds

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Mar 31, 2018
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#11
Of course. Should they go rogue and start removing stuff without reason, I'll find out through logs and give them the boot.