Currently, moderators can change almost all settings on the Preferences page of other members, such as:
- Keyboard shortcuts.
Please, forbid moderators to change other members preferences.
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We discussed this internally and agree. Private preference related fields shouldn't be editable by anyone else but the user. I've set this to status-deferred as there isn't a scheduled date quite yet but it is in our backlog.
Agree. In my opinion, moderators should be able to change only the public fields, that appear to all visitors of the profile page.
Any other detail or setting can't be used for abuse or offensive behavior, so no point letting moderators change them.
It's not about trust, it's just common sense.