Hello! I am CosmicChronos, and I am a Discussions Moderator!
I was here, to ask your opinion on if us Moderators should have the power to ban people. Now, the reasons to why I want to be able to block accounts, is that, it seems like several people have trolled during my time in the D/B, and going to Seth, to report them, one by one, can be quite annoying, both for us, and for him. Additionally, it would make it esier, considering, there would be no delay of the ban, since us Mods would be able to block them, immediately, instead of waiting till Seth sees the post on his wall, and, block the account.
There are already examples of Wiki's that use this method, such as the Fallout and TWD ones. Anyways, I am open for discussion, about this topic, and how it should go.
I think you are right. It would be easier if we could ban people by ourselves.Totally agree with you!
- Totally agree with you. It's way easier and quicker if we'll be able to ban users. Psithurism (talk) 09:30, December 21, 2016 (UTC) Psithurism
- Is it possible to ban users just from discussions, but not from wiki editing? Given that, at least here, these communities are largely separate and have differing rules, it seems that ideally discussion mods should have to ability to revoke discussion privileges, but only admins have the ability to ban users completely. Does wikia's permission model allow for this sort of approach? --Ironyak1 (talk) 09:43, December 21, 2016 (UTC)
i agree with u all but i think that it will lay too much of power in the hands of a mod. i think that the moderators should be allowed to bann user but for not more than 3 days. well this will make things much smoother and easier.
Hello there! I wanted to answer a few questions, which will hopefully be helpful if you are still considering this.
It is not possible to have a Discussions-only ban. If the community votes for this change, the Discussions Moderator group gets access to use Special:Block, so it's the same as a normal block. As CosmicChronos noted, Fallout Wiki and The Walking Dead Wiki (who also have very active Discussions and active mods) voted to make this change and it has worked out well there. To those who are concerned about the blocks being for the wiki as well, I ask the question -- if someone has done something to be blocked in Discussions, is that someone who should be able to edit on the wiki? Blocks can also be reverted by admins, of course. You can also make a policy about this. As HarryEdwardCullen suggested, you could decide that D-mods can only set a block for 3 days, maximum. This would not be a system limit put in place, it would be a policy, but it will be clear if a mod violates it since there is a log. I am happy to answer any other questions. If a decision is made, you can leave me a note on my talk page and I can make the permissions changes. Thanks! -BertH (help forum | blog) 18:42, February 23, 2017 (UTC)
I support Discussion Mods having the ability to block/ban. As a Content Moderator on another wiki, I know how hard it can be to enforce rules when you can't punish rule breaking. Zane T 69 (talk) 19:07, February 23, 2017 (UTC)