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How to Moderate !!!!!

Submitted by Jason on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 05:10
Posts: 2430

Dear Mods..

Here are
some basic moderation tips for you all !

[FONT=Arial][/FONT]A ) How to Delete a spam post !!

[FONT=Arial]On the right hand side [next to Report Post (the triangle shaped icon) and above Join Date] you will find a blank check box. Check mark[/FONT][FONT=Arial] in this box to select a particular post.[/FONT]

Below the last post (right side) you will find Moderation section
Select the function i.e Delete Posts then click on Go

You will land here..

Deletion Options
How would you like to delete?
'Soft' delete - Leave "Deleted" Message
Keep Attachments

Physically remove (note always select this)
Reason for Deletion: (optional)

Then click on the Delete Posts button

B) Thread Moderation..

On top of the first post, you will find Thread Tools option

Select any function from there to carry out moderation activities.

How to Move a thread

Select Move Thread
Then click on Perform Action

You will land here..

New Subject
You may rename this thread if you wish.
New Subject: (
Change Nothing)

Destination Forum
Destination Forum:
select the forum where you want it to send)

Leave No Redirect (note always select this)
Leave Permanent Redirect
Leave Expiring Redirect
Expires in

Redirect Title: (Change Nothing)

Click on Move Thread button

Similarly you can close a thread. (Means lock the thread) Just select close thread and click on perform action button. The thread will be locked or rather closed.

C) To Moderate Posts..

Click on the Edit button (you will find them after every post) and carry out moderation activities.

Hope this helps !


Jason's moderator instructions?
I was trying my hand at technical writing. :)

How to make a thread sticky

From Thread Tools section you are getting the following options..

Open Thread
Unapprove Thread
Move Thread
Copy Thread
Edit Thread
Delete Thread (ONLY in Case of solicitations and multiple spams in one single thread else please AVOID this function)
.Stick Thread
Merge Threads

Select Stick Thread and then click on the Perform Action button. The thread will turn into "sticky".

To remove the sticky option select Unstick Thread and click on the Perform Action button.

KS.. hope this helps !!

Submitted by Jason on Tue, 09/08/2009 - 21:04


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