Me and a group of friends are getting sick from al the rollercoaster community sites where the Moderators and Admins are doing what they want and don't listen to the members of the site.
Now i the idea to have a self moderating forum. Where the users can deside which topics get closed (or moved). Which posts are removed and which users get banned.
Is there any forum software that can do this from the scratch? Or do i need a addon.
I know there is a addon in development for phpBB. But what are te possibilities for other forum softwares?
We are still desiding if we want to make it a invite only forum? I know that there is a plugin for IP.Board that does that perfectly?
Anybody a suggestion how we should do this? What is the best way/options?
Yes, it exists (fortunately !)
You should look at the Forum Comparator for the Moderation field with "Reactive Moderation" and/or "Distributed Moderation".
Regarding invitation only forums, it's also supported by many software, and for this, have a look to the User Registration field, with the "Invitation Only" value included.
An example (among many others): MyBB versus vBulletin versus IP Board.
Hope it will be useful for you, it's a pity that many forum moderators are really too "efficient" and think they are controlling what people can say or not.
FSR Admin - Vote for 2012.
I've already got a test version of phpBB3 set up.
I see that it has Reactive Moderation and Distributed Moderation. But can't find it in the configuration.
Only thing what i have at the moment is a plugin/extension installed called: Mass Moderation: (Mass Moderation on phpBB Froum)
This does the trick but is still under development. And the auto banning is still on the to do list.
But this is excatly where i'm looking for? Don't know if other forums got this function. In most cases reactive moderation is using a wisle or something to say hey this is not oké. But i want to give the full control of this to the users.
Everything you know is wrong...
By Distributed Moderation for instance, we mean that (classic) users can "Report" any invalid post, and that, by defining several moderators per section (promoting power users for instance), you avoid having only one super-unique-moderator-that-feels-his-power-a-bit-too-much
Does this help a bit?
What you're looking for actually sounds extremely similar to the very reasons I originally began building the foruming based CMS that I operate from scratch.
At the time that I began, I was hosting and operating (and still am to-date - albeit, a different community since then) a roleplaying community, whereby through the method in which the forum operated, it required that ordinary members be capable of creating and controlling their own forums, boards and sub-boards within the community, and therefore requiring that ordinary members also be capable of moderating any content within those forums, boards and sub-boards - But, however, at the same time, required that ordinary members not have access to core administrative functions (such as software configuration and the likes).
Functionally, and, all these features, and to the capacity described, the CMS is complete and operational. However, it's an on-going project, a lot of things still aren't complete and it's not the most user friendly environment for those unfamiliar to it (by way of being a completely ground-up independent development), but, if you're interested in giving it a shot, I'd be happy to help you out - You can try it, see if it's what you want; If it is, keep it going, if it's not, move on and try something else - No harm done. ^.^
Sorry for the blatant advert there - But, I figured, appropriate - What you're looking for truly is similar to what I was originally looking for in a CMS (before I decided to simply build my own).
Sounds excetly what i'm looking for. I would like to give it a try!
Even if needed i could do some bugfixes. I'm also a developer, only don't have that mutch time for this project
Most people want just a place to have a discussion and no bossy moderators.
Awesome to hear!
Just drop me a quick email at my username at gmail dot com, and we'll be able to get started. Same address for my MSN. XD