i don't understand why we need to make a page for the staff members ... as a simple user, if i wanna contact the forum/section's responsible i need to know (perfectly) who i need to contact ...The Pages functionality can be used to display staff members.
I see no need to have moderators listed on forum home.
Sometimes, new users want to know who owns the site. Who runs the operation. That's staff page for you.i don't understand why we need to make a page for the staff members ... as a simple user, if i wanna contact the forum/section's responsible i need to know (perfectly) who i need to contact ...
i know Peggy, but in the right block i can't see what are the sections which you're the moderator ... (maybe you're a supermod)I don't see the need for the mod column when you have 2 other options.
1) mods online are displayed to the right.
2) As Brogan said, you can use the pages features to create a staff page, listing the forums that they moderate either beside or beneath their names.
This will leave the forum home page clean and neat.
thanks K-Anne for a better explanationFrom experience, the mods listing on the forum home is used a lot and not just in specific markets either. I think that it is quite important when you have forum mods and not just all super mods as users do need to be able to find out quickly who to contact if they need to contact a mod for a section. There is nothing more frustrating as a user than contacting a mod to find out why a thread/post was deleted only to be given the run around becuse the mod you have contacted doesnt have powers in the forum you are talking about.
unfortunately isn't the same thing ... a normal (and maybe lazy) user need to know immediately who's in charge in a particular section.The Staff Page can display all of that information easily so as long as it's easily accessible then does it matter where it is displayed?
It's not the same at all though. In fact, this is a big thing for me as it is something that will need to be available for one of the companies I advise about their forum solutions, and I've been already making plans for putting together a demo for them styled to how they have their current forums and then convincing them to convert.Exactly. The Staff page link can be added to the navigation bar so that it's simply one click away.