and with "local jurisdiction", i mean only in their own subforums. I mean, some forums are getting spammed often, and even if the spammer is banned, often enough, the mods for that forum are not online during that time, which means the posts remain and it's cluttered up.
my suggestion would be the following:
1) all mods can moderate in their own forums.
2) in addition, every mod can be empowered to moderate a specific thread in another forum, provided enough reports have come in for that thread AND there's no mod online for that specific forum.
this way, threads like the one on the warrior boards mentioned a couple posts below can be dealt with sooner, rather than later.