Right, we’ve had an impotent Soviet for a little while now, but now we’ve given them some powers.
The Sotonians’ Soviet (@TheSoviet) was ‘elected’, ‘fairly’ over a year ago and comprises:
We always intended @TheSoviet to have greater powers than the membership at large to control the forum and, to work for, and look after the interests of the users of the forum in case @TheOwners get all Tsar Nicolas on the users.
To that end, @TheSoviet members are automatically given trust level 3 status which means they can carry out a bunch of moderation duties on the site.
I’m sure @TheSoviet will deliver for the users and in doing so potentially get re-elected.
Please join me in raising a glass of chilled vodka to @TheSoviet.