We’ve been considering the possibility of granting some members of the community level 4 moderator rights to support with the day to day housekeeping on the forum. We feel this could add some great value and benefit to everyone who uses these pages, but we wanted to be conscious of the way we approach this so it is fair and transparent. It super important to us that the forum remains as inclusive and accessible to all.
Discourse has trust levels that gives you more rights over time and experience in the forum, automatically. To get to the Regular/Level 3 status, you will have done this in the last 100 days:
- must have visited at least 50% of days
- must have replied to at least 10 different topics
- of topics created in the last 100 days, must have viewed 25% (capped at 500)
- of posts created in the last 100 days, must have read 25% (capped at 20k)
- must have received 20 likes, and given 30 likes.*
- must not have received more than 5 spam or offensive flags (with unique posts and unique users for each, ( confirmed by a moderator)
- must not have been suspended
Becoming a Leader/Level 4 has to be a manual decision by admins of the forum (aka Monzo Team members) and this is what someone at level 4 can do:
- edit all posts
- pin/unpin topic
- close topic
- archive topic
- make topic unlisted
- Split and merge topics
- Daily like limit increased by 3×
We want to see how you feel about giving more access to the users who can be trusted to help with some of the day to day ‘forum admin’ responsibilities. I know some of you are keen to help merge topics that are getting excessive for example (notably Custom Categories ).
We would love your thoughts on:
- If there’s anything on the list above, they should not have access to.
- Ideas for the most sensible and democratic way to grant level 4 moderator rights?
- Examples of cooperative structures like this that have worked on other online communities your a part of.
Wether you feel strongly for or against – it would be great to hear your thoughts.