I think moderators should have a few more abilities. Now, maybe I just missed where these can be implemented (because I did it differently on my other site). But here are some examples:
Post moderation. I’ve been talking about post moderation but I can’t see the option to enforce post moderation for a member. This is useful because sometimes you don’t want to completely ban the member. Instead, you want to sort of watch the member to see if he or she will behave. This is where post moderation comes in. We should be able to make sure any user’s posts require approval by moderators before being posted.
Suspension. Suspension is much like a temporary ban that automatically comes undone after a period of time.
Restrict ability to post content. Useful if you don’t want to completely punish the person by banning but you want to prevent that person from posting content. Maybe their rule violation wasn’t bad enough to warrant blocking them from all the information on the site, but does warrant blocking them from creating posts.
This functionality comes from the warning system, but it appears all of the warnings only act as verbal warnings.
If there is another way to do those things, let me know and I’ll feel fairly dumb. I’m too used to doing it through the warning system