- Become a moderator
When you become a Board Moderator you will see some
changes in the appearance of your board and in the
way some of its features behave versus the appearance
and behavior the membership general experiences.
First, what a Moderator sees: In the Author area
of any of your posts on the board, even ones from
before you became the Moderator, you and the membership
general will now see your Member Group listed as
"Board Moderator". On all other boards you will
retain your normal Member Group status. At the bottom
of any given topic screen, under the last post of
the topic, you will now see additional buttons and
tools that were not visible before you became the
Moderator. Those tools are defined below.
The behavior of certain tools on the board you moderate
will change to recognize your new abilities as Moderator.
- Edit/Delete Any Post
- You will now be able to modify or delete any
post on the board, not just your own. When you
modify another member's post, that member's
name and information is retained as the author;
your name will not replace his even though you
were the last to modify the post (you're name will be displayed in the post last modified by box). This is one
of the primary reasons why being a responsible
and trustworthy Moderator is so important.
- Lock Topic
- You may lock or unlock a topic, preventing
or allowing new replies to be added. One of
the functions of a Moderator is to keep the
board organized and easy to use. Topics are
allowed 15 posts per page; after 15 posts a
new page is created (this is the default, it can be changed). While the pages are easy
to navigate either from the topic list or the
bottom of the messages pages, a popular topic
can grow unweildly fairly quickly. If one topic
is too big, in your opinion, you should lock
it and begin a new topic continuing the first.
Don't delete the first topic, leave it there
for future readers as long as it has relevance.
It's always a good idea, when splitting topics,
to make note that the active topic is not the
the first. The best way to do this is to cite
it in the topic title, for example when locking
a topic called "special fx in film", make the
new topic title "special fx in film (part 2)".
- Move The Topic
- This tool only applies if you wish to move
a topic from one board to another and you moderate
both boards. If you don't moderate both the
source and destination boards, you will not
be able to move it. Request that a Board Staff
member or the Administrator move it for you.
- See Also:
- The Responsibilities
Of A Board Moderator
What A Board Moderator
Can See & Do
Actions A Board Moderator
Tips For Being A
Good Board Moderator
X-Null and YaBB