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Moderator Features
« on: October 19, 2014, 02:30:02 AM »
This topic outlines features that will be of use of forum moderators - forum moderators will, typically, be leadership for a particular forum (for example, coaches, captains, or committee chairs).

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Re: Moderator Features
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2014, 02:31:01 AM »
Granting Membership

When someone requests access to a group that you manage, you should receive an email noting that includes a link. You can also get there by clicking on the ‘Moderate’ tab at the top of this page and clicking on the Membergroup Requests tab OR by going to http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=moderate;area=groups;sa=requests


Within the list, click the checkbox for the individual to add, select Approve or Reject from the dropdown (as applicable) and follow the prompts to finalize.

You will only see requests for groups that you are a moderator on. Moderators for groups are managed by forum admins.



You can also pro-actively add users to a group -- select a group you are a moderator of at http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=moderate;area=viewgroups -- use the option at the bottom ("Add a member to this group") to look up users and add them.
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Re: Moderator Features
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2014, 02:31:48 AM »
Announcing Topics

CLARIFICATION (1/5/2015): Because by default all members of a board are subscribed to new topic notifications, using the Announce option is only really needed for the most important posts.

Within your own forum, you can force an email to be sent to all members of your group by using the Announce Topic feature. When creating a topic, click on ‘Attachments and other options’ to expand options.


Enable the ‘Announce topic’ option and click Post to proceed when you’re ready. You’ll be taken to a confirmation page where you can select which groups will receive this message – generally the list will be Administrators plus the group for this forum. You can uncheck Administrators if you wish.

If your topic has images or attachments, these won’t be included in the email, although the email will include a link to the topic in question, so if those attachments/images are important, include a note to view them by going to the topic in question.
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Re: Moderator Features
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 02:32:22 AM »
Sticky Topics

A sticky topic is one that will be permanently affixed to the top of your forum topic list. This is very useful for important information and links.

To make a new topic sticky, click ‘Attachments and other options’ and enable the ‘Sticky this topic’ option. Proceed as with any post.

To make an existing topic sticky go to the topic in question – below the posts (but above the quick reply section) will be some options – one is ‘Set Topic Sticky’. Click to enable the topic as sticky.

By that same logic, you can ‘un-sticky’ a topic by clicking ‘Set Topic Un-Sticky’.
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Re: Moderator Features
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 10:37:20 AM »
Who Can Access My Forum?

In addition to approving/rejecting membership requests, you can see all members of a particular group and explicitly add individuals as needed.

Go to http://forum.qcrg.net/index.php?action=moderate;area=viewgroups to see a listing of groups. From here, click on a group to see a listing of members of that group. If you have sufficient rights (e.g. you are a moderator of that group) you will have options to remove individuals using the checkboxes in the list, and you can add individuals using the 'Add a member to this group' option below the member list.

Note: Members of the Administrators group can see all forums (this is a software feature that cannot be changed). The only account presently in this group is an admin system account used to maintain admin settings in the forums -  it does not receive topic notifications.
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