I'm confused - before you altered the Forum today someone ( who ) reached a Standing on the forum could delete the thread they started - can you tell who that someone was?
after looking through the Permissions on the forum it appears that almost everyone was able to delete a TOPIC that they started.
after today you have to be a Moderator to affect a post ( or delete somebody? )
correct- sort of, you can still modify your own posts to correct them after you have posted them but you can no longer delete them.
I previously had that feature disabled but got some complaints about it so I put it back in.
who decides how many moderators there are ( are the more than 4? )
until now it has just been me deciding who has enough wits about them to be a moderator.
The only person I have ever actually seen doing any "moderating" is Bob and that was only a couple of times.
So far I have not seen any evidence of anyone abusing the privilege.
I try to stay out of the "moderating" aspect as much as possible. I try and deal with the technical aspects of the forum.
how can a moderator delete somebody or a thread or is it just you - utterly confused!!!!!!!!!
Yes a moderator CAN delete or alter a post or an entire thread but they cannot delete a user.
There are two Administrators to the forum that can do that. Chris Thomas and myself.
When a moderator does something, there is LOG ENTRY made in the forum. This log entry cannot be altered until at least 24 hours have passed.
and as I write this I just got an email from Stuart saying he is no longer able to log in.
This appears to be a technical issue at this time and I will treat as such until presented with evidence to the contrary.
I am now going out to dinner.