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Bird ([personal profile] wordbird) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2013-09-15 02:13 pm

For multiple admins in a Community

For multiple admins in a Community


More editing options on posts in a community not made by the admin wanting to edit it.

In a community I am an admin for, there are several admins, and all take turns making new posts when previous posts max out on comments. Sometimes comments get out of hand and the post needs to have its comments frozen for an hour or two. Dreamwidth fluctuates between whether or not it allows an admin who did not pen the post to freeze the comments of that post, requiring the admin who penned the post to be online, which is inconvenient, especially if they are an admin less often around. I suggest that anyone who is at Admin level in a community be allowed to edit the comment options(including disabling them) in any post in the community. It would make moderating much easier.

Poll #14593 For multiple admins in a Community
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36

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Should be implemented as-is.
25 (69.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
3 (8.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
1 (2.8%)

(I have no opinion)
6 (16.7%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (2.8%)

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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2013-11-25 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This sounded familiar but I think previous suggestions dealt with the actual entry content rather than entry options. I like this a lot, and would like it even better if it applied to any setting such as security, restrictions and comment settings. I also wonder if it should be tied to the 'official post' entry flag. I don't think I would like it if it applied automatically to any admin post.

Question though: what happens if an admin stops being an admin? I feel the entry and its options should be back to being theirs only then.
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[personal profile] marahmarie 2013-11-28 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Not feeling it over the likelihood of some sort of abuse/over-reaching: say I have a community and I'm the admin, then I get two other admins, and soon we're all writing posts, and one admin takes over to freeze comments on a post/posts without the permission of an OP admin, and then it turns out to be against that one OP's wishes?

If we as admins are all in pre-agreement on, "Freeze comments to my posts, yes, whatever" that's one thing, but if we're not, and then one admin just up and springs it on another - say to get more eyeballs on their own new post - with no advance notice, then what? I assume the change would be undoable, but that would be damage control after the fact, so without further refinement to ensure freedom to decide what happens to comments on an admin's own posts, it's just making me feel a bit iffy (and as I've mentioned before in other Suggestions on admin duties: control issues around these, I has them, so that is playing into this; my apologies for that).
Edited 2013-11-28 04:55 (UTC)
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2013-11-28 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'd recommend filing a technical support request when this comes up, because as far as I know, all community administrators are supposed to have full freeze/screen control over comments in all entries at all times.
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[staff profile] denise 2013-11-28 01:06 pm (UTC)(link)

suggestion is for changing comment settings on the entry, not freezing individual comments.

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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2013-11-28 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
But for the actual suggestion, that an admin should be able to set the entry properties such as whether or not comments are enabled, I'm generally in favor (whether or not the entry is made by an admin or another member). It would make moderation easier -- both if the commenters need a cooling-off period, and if a member has inadvertently set the comment settings to something that the community does not allow. Otherwise the admins would need to ask the entry owner to edit, or else delete the entry.
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[personal profile] caput_mortuum 2014-01-03 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
On LJ I usually made a mod-account for communities that require the kind of maintenance moderator posts for which individiual authorship is not important and all the mods had access to it for official posting and usually no toes were stepped on when someone edited or changed settings. (I believe that DW has settings that make this kind of account unnecessary but I haven't explored them)
If I make a comment as myself in a community I'm also an admin of I would not like other admins to have the option of changing my post settings. Likewise, I would also not be comfortable with posting in a community I'm not admin of if I knew that moderators had access to these settings. It's really that I feel opening or closing a post for conversation is a personal matter and admins already have rights to moderate individual comments and thus enforce community norms.