I wanted to get some opinions on some of the tools I'm making/have made for moderators, since I don't know anything of the old site's moderator tools and wasn't sure I felt like learning about them. I'm still polishing/implementing these features, so changing them at this point isn't going to be a big problem. Even though this isn't a comprehensive list, if there are necessary features not listed here, request them.
To deal with multiple games and the potential for people to make typos, there is a way to merge or rename entire games. So if someone insists on marking their events as Melee, all events using that name can be moved over to Super Smash Bros. Melee at once by a Moderator. The site will also try to guess games if it isn't listed in an uploaded file: first, it will guess the most common game in a tournament. If none of them have games assigned, it will fill in Super Smash Bros. Melee since we're initially starting this off as Melee-focused, but I'll probably disable that later.
I'm not sure what kinds of tools the current site has for changing player names, but right now I give moderators the ability to merge or rename players (on a per-game basis, naturally) from the website. There will also be the option to change players per-event, or remove players from a tournament if they didn't actually participate.
In an attempt to make it easy on moderators processing tournaments (not that I know what all is involved in the current website), I'm allowing confirmed users (confirmed through another confirmed user or moderator) to upload tournaments and have them automatically accessible on the website, but not rated. The uploader can then request that the tournament or individual events be marked as rated. Uploaders will also be able to delete their own tournaments/events or have the tournament not appear in search results (this shouldn't be considered a privacy setting, just convenience).
My idea for making some of these systems more friendly is a flagging system. General users are able to flag a player name, character, etc. as incorrect and add a comment, then moderators can view flags per-type and respond to them. This is also the system that would be used to confirm rating requests for tournaments and anything else similar, like suggesting a YouTube link.
Also, does anyone know if we could get some of current site's database so that we can migrate region/character data over? That would probably save a lot of work. I assume that people (Ziv?) still have their .tio files, so that shouldn't be a big concern, but it wouldn't hurt to get those as well.
Finally, what should I do about multiple players having identical names? Region suffix as used on the current database is definitely easiest, and since you can rename players after tournaments are uploaded this is probably not a big deal. It would also be possible to have players with the same name in different regions if it's something that people really want to see happen.