First off I do support this, pretending I don’t, here is something I typed up before I came back to my pc (an hour after I wrote this & changed my mind.)I’m posting this because
I’m curious as to what the reply’s are to this.
That’s not a good reason, everything with power can & might abused. Take the staff channel logs for example, They weren’t supposed to be, & the perpetrator had staff privileges take, you didn’t remove the rank entirely. So if a user abuses a forum rank you remove the rank? How is that supposed to work?
So people who spend money on sponge get to be elite, while people who spend time get nothing? You sure it isn’t you with the elitism? Also excluding the power that is given, almost Every other forum software has ranks on how active you are on the forums overtime, for post counts & time spent on the forums(granted on other software it’s easier to get the ranks).
So were all supposed to be perfect?
That is true, however there has been, and is still times were the Regulars reply faster than the staff. However I see your point. (Also some off us don’t have real life’s most the time, unlike the staff)
You could always train those you think should have the limited power, and grant a separate rank for it.
Anyhow the points given make sense, however I think my main issue is that the extra power may not be needed to be given to everyone who spends ludicrous amounts of times on the forums, just the
rank title to show the non-staff dedication of time spent to the forums.
Ok so old rant over, this the sponge forums, it should be run the way sponge decides, the community isn’t always right. I support this decision 100%.
EDIT2: Ignore my previous edit, if you saw it.