yeti_c wrote:I have just told you what the problem is.
The Usergroup Mod would have access to something that the admins don't want you to have access to.
Oh come on, don't take that high-handed pompous tone, there's really no need for it and it gets us nowhere.
If there's something that we're not being given access to, then what is it, and what's the reason for that? I realise that "Not telling you. No giving feature because we say so.
" could indeed be given as the final word here, but wouldn't it be so much better if we all acted like adults and actually advanced some sane reasons for why that particular state of affairs was judged to be the best available?
This is a feature that has been promised for quite some time now, and I think I'm a big enough boy to be able to deal with the (no doubt mind-blowing) full answer as to why it's being delayed.
Don't get me wrong, if a simple "no" is all you require then that's fine by me, off you trot. But some of us here are quite keen on proper answers and reasoned explanations, so don't mind us if we stick around until we get one.
Also, don't think I'm being rude here; but perhaps you should take a back-seat for a few minutes until somebody actually 'in the know
' is able to furnish us with such a proper answer? You're not a mod, you don't know anything more than you've already told us, and you don't appear to be up for rational debate. Just replying with "You have been told no. Shut up.
" to rational requests will inevitably turn apolite suggestions thread into a flame war, so cut it out.
The point I'm making here (as you seem to have missed it) is that I fail to see what power over a sub-forum could be given to Forum-Mods that would be detrimental to the site (unless what is being darkly referred to here is some 'macro' power like banning a user).
I was rather hoping for some clarification on that point rather than having somebody who once spoke to a mod on msn some time ago and heard them give an ambiguous offhand answer about the subject tell me that "somebody subjectively thinks something else would be a bad idea, so this is over immediately, even without you being told what the thing was and why the people think that
This isn't pre-school, and some of us are able to comprehend (and as paying customers feel that we deserve) proper answers, instead of trite "yes/no/maybe" proclamations. It's not that I'm unwilling to accept that something can't be done right now, I'm just keen to know why precisely that is... is that really so much to ask for?
So thank you Yeti,
you've been very useful so far; but please desist with the patronising, pugnacious tone until somebody who knows what they're talking about arrives to give us all a clarification. We're big boys and girls here, and we quite like being treated like adults and told why deciscions get made. If you're content to just be told "no" and given no explanation then that's fine, but this is a serious discussion forum and everybody else here would like a serious answer.