Do you allow your moderators or staff members to ban members? Or do you think it should be an admin only thing?
I allow all my moderators to ban members. I only hire people I trust so I see no reason why not. This way they can quickly ban the spammers.
Do you allow staff to participate in contests?
I allow staff to participate in some but not others. If the staff helped plan it, they should not be allowed. If it's a referral or posting contest it should not be allowed. But graphic contests and things like that I see no reason to stop staff...
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