I was looking at the permission options when adding a moderator and I'm not too sure I want to give new moderators too much control initially. Giving moderators the ability to delete threads or hard delete threads means there is always that a chance a moderator will delete thread(s) by accident or by purpose. For example, if there was a dispute between a moderator and another member and they felt that you didn't support them, they might get pissed off and try and hurt the forum by deleting threads etc.
Obviously, they do need a level of control in the forums in order to do their job.
One thing I noticed in the Xenforo Moderator Information page was that moderators won't see the moderator bar unless they certain permissions.
The Moderator Bar is visible for all users who are made moderators. However, theModeration Queue and Reported Items are only accessible with the following moderator permissions enabled:
- Moderation Queue - View moderated threads / posts and Delete thread by anyone and Edit post by anyone.
- Reported Items - Delete post by anyone or Edit post by anyone.
Do most people here just check everything and give mods full control and hope nothing goes wrong?