Why are we changing this?
1. We had a huge number of groups which were difficult to keep track of and maintain
2. Groups had different permissions to each other depending on who set them up
3. Groups granted moderator permissions (wrt closing & deleting reports and issuing warnings) that should not have been given to non-moderators.
So what changed?
Instead of each project having its own group, there is now a single group: Content Developers
They have the following rights:
- Posting Rights: [Role] Full Access on Projects Subforums, [Role]Standard Access+Polls otherwise (except Private Moderator Forum)
Moderative Rights: [Role] Project Moderator on Projects Subforums (topic-controls and post edit. No warnings or reports rights), none otherwise
Note that this means all Content Developers have the same moderative privileges on all subforums. Seen as many people were already members of multiple groups this again simplifies proceedings. However, to alleviate concerns let me make it clear:
Anyone found to be abusing their powers in someone else's subforum will be permanently stripped of their powers and face an immediate week-long ban.
Furthermore it is no longer possible to send PMs to all members of a game team by selecting their group as the target audience (note that some groups probably never had this enabled anyway!). Most teams are pretty small so hopefully this feature will not be badly missed.
Please inform us if there are any issues accidentally caused by these changes.