Role of Moderators

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Ian McIntosh
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Role of Moderators

Post by Ian McIntosh »

Moderators carry the delegated authority of the Administrator, to conduct routine management of the forums on a day-to-day basis.

A forum Moderator should routinely inspect all new posts to the forums in their charge, checking that:
  • The post is not offensive, abusive or otherwise in contravention of the terms of use for the forum. The Moderator will delete any such posts and, if deemed necessary, issue a warning to the user and/or inform the Adminstrators.
  • The post is in the correct forum and relevant to the discussion thread in which it is posted. Incorrectly posted messages will be moved to the correct forum. If necessary, a new topic may be created by the Moderator in the destination forum.
  • The post is free from formatting errors, such as incorrect application of BBCode tags. The Moderator will either correct the post themsleves or instruct the user to correct the post.
  • The post is not re-iterating previously discussed material. The Moderator may lock threads that appear to have lost any meaningful discussion.
Moderators should regularly check the Memberlist to identify and advise the Administrators of:
  • Any new user who should be assigned to a closed user group.
  • Any new user account that appears to have been created specifically in order to mis-use the forums.
Moderators are not prohibited from participating in the forums in their charge, however they should make it clear when they are posting in their capacity as Moderator rather than as a general user. Consequently, it is recommended that " Mod Comment:" (or similar) precedes any post made in an official capacity.