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Can staff ban?

Discussion in 'Forums' started by hissae2, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. hissae2

    hissae2 New Member Webmaster

    Do you allow your moderators or staff members to ban members? Or do you think it should be an admin only thing?

    I allow all my moderators to ban members. I only hire people I trust so I see no reason why not. This way they can quickly ban the spammers.
  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy SEOTalk Guru Webmaster

    Mods here are allowed to ban (there are none at present, but when there are they will :p ). However if any problems come up, I may decide to make it an admin only thing :)
  3. Giorgios

    Giorgios New Member Webmaster

    I allow my Global Moderators to issue warnings and bans. However, for my sectional moderators, I only allow them the ability to warn, but they must also notify an Admin or a Global Mod.
  4. Geoffrey

    Geoffrey New Member Webmaster

    I let my staff ban, but they've also been instructed to not ban on a whim and to let the warning system take care of restrictions and suspensions and they just need to issue warning points. The system is set up to take care of the rest except in extreme circumstances which can be discussed with me first.
  5. Mr.Panos

    Mr.Panos New Member Webmaster

    When I had a forum, only team leaders had the permission to ban members. :)
  6. bugara1

    bugara1 New Member Webmaster

    Yes, i believe that moderators should be able to ban someone is case of an emergancy or if the admins are away. After all a ban can always be deleted.
  7. Nymph

    Nymph New Member Webmaster

    If you think about it, a moderator's duty is nothing less than to moderate, and removing an abusive person's privilege to access the site or forum definitely falls under that category. Administrators already have a slew of other duties to tend to, and there are usually fewer administrators trusted with such backend duties than there would be potential moderators. They can't scour their entire forums and run through every single comment or post to find abuse, but this isn't to say that the circumstance can't be supplemented with, say, a report feature for comments. I would say it doesn't hurt to allow your moderators to ban, as long as you keep in touch with them and review the bans every so often.
  8. iPhonefreak

    iPhonefreak New Member Webmaster

    I only do the banning around my forum. I am always online, and I like to make the final call. I do not have any moderators.
  9. Dahlia02

    Dahlia02 New Member Webmaster

    I don't run a forum anymore but when I did, my mods could ban. At first, only admins could, but so much started slipping through the cracks because we got so busy with our personal lives. We made the decision to allow mods to ban, but we made it clear which offenses were ban-worthy.
  10. SimplySidy

    SimplySidy New Member Webmaster

    If the Mods are trusted friends, they can be allowed to ban. Otherwise, if they are recruited from the members on the forum and still allowed to participate, they should not be allowed to ban - reason being - they might be biased in their decisions and that is not a good sign of anyone with power. They might be entrusted with the issuing of warnings.
  11. ozadin

    ozadin New Member Webmaster

    Anyone that I know in real life, or have talked to, I give my complete trust to them. I only have one or two of those particular friends that I trust, so I will give them access to ban rights. After all, I can easily unban and revoke their admin rights if they ever decide to abuse it.
  12. CodeMaster

    CodeMaster New Member Webmaster

    I allow my staff members to ban but only if I can trust them with the power. You're staff's use of power could effect how people view your forum.
  13. b.williams127

    b.williams127 New Member Webmaster

    I allow moderators to report users. If enough warnings come through then the user is automatically banned from posting. The moderators then discuss further with the admins in a staff only board and a ban can then be issued by an administrator :) I think that this is a very safe way to be able to administrate the forum. Also, admins can see all users warning levels and they get notified for posting bans so the admins can assess if the mods have been abusing their powers. It is an (almost) fool-proof system.

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