The use of Discourse within Mozilla has grown incredibly well, but our management of the granting and revoking of admin and moderation permissions hasn’t kept up. With Discourse now being a core part of the IAM strategy going forward, and the quantity of important and confidential information on it set to rise as a result of that, it’s now important that we restrict permissions to what is necessary.
As a first step towards that, I’ve just applied the following formula to remove inactive admins and moderators:
All admins who haven’t taken meaningful actions as admins in the past 6 months have become moderators. All moderators who haven’t taken meaningful actions as moderators in the past 6 months have been granted TL4.
We’ll almost certainly review permissions more in future, but this serves as an important first step.
This is what the changes look like:
Thank you to all of the above for your help getting Discourse to this point!