Important Members to Know
« on: November 02, 2006, 01:50:49 AM »
Q1. What are Administrators?
Administrators are people assigned the highest level of control over the entire board. These people can control all facets of board operation including permission settings, banning users, creating usergroups or moderators, etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the forums.

Q2. What are Moderators?
Moderators are individuals (or groups of individuals) whose job is to look after the running of the forums. They have the power to edit or delete posts, lock, unlock, move, delete and split topics in the forum they moderate. Moderators are there to prevent people from going off-topic or posting abusive/ offensive material.

Q3. What are Usergroups?
Usergroups are a way for board administrators to group users. Each user can belong to several groups and each group can be assigned individual access rights. This makes it easy for administrators to set up several users as moderators of a forum, or to give them access to a private forum, etc.

Q4. How do I join a Usergroup?
To join a usergroup, click the usergroup link on the page header and you can then view all usergroups. Not all groups are open access -- some are closed and some may even have hidden memberships. If the board is open then you can request to join it by clicking the appropriate button. The user group moderator will need to approve your request. They may ask why you want to join the group. Please do not pester a group moderator if they turn your request down, they have appropriate reasons.

Q5. How do I become a Usergroup Moderator?
Usergroups are initially created by the board administrator who also assigns a board moderator. If you are interested in creating a usergroup, then you must contact the administrator, so try dropping them a private message or email [email protected].