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Staff (Mod/Smod/Admin/Sadmin) Abilities FAQ (What they can and can't do)

Discussion in 'Questions & Complaints' started by gabha, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. gabha GB's Norman

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    Would it be too much of the staff to list what their respective levels (From Sadmin to advisor) can exactly do (I mean the forum powers they have)?

    I know it may sound strange, but I want to know so that in the future who to ask for what (For example, if I'd known that only Sadmins could increase the rep limit I wouldn't have made the recent thread asking for it, because I realize that they rarely come here.)
     
  2. Splintered Advisor

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    Staff abilities for Xenforo:

    Advisors have no abilities (besides the ability to shittalk you in your usernotes) and advise other staff in their decisions.

    Moderators have specific powers only under their own section.
    • Abilities include: IP matches, open/close/merge threads, sticky threads, threadmarks, edit thread titles, change/remove polls, pruning, soft deletion (remove posts/thread from public eyes)
    Retired Mods lack the above powers that regular sections mods have access to. They are no longer responsible for taking care of sections. They mainly hunt for dupes.
    • Abilities include: IP matches
    Super Moderators have all the the power of moderators, just over all subforums.
    Abilities include: changing/removing sigs, ip checks, forum and section bans/unbans, rep sealing, threadbans, repseals, hard deletion (removes posts/threads entirely), delete avatars

    Retired Smods are super moderators who no longer moderate the forums in a day-to-day capacity. They still retain all of the powers that an active super mod has but are normally reserved for emergencies.

    Admins have everything the Smoderators have. However, their powers vary because the usual admin powers such as usergroups, smilies, announcements, and other powers are not equally distributed. Meaning some Admin can wind up with only just smiley permissions, and another can have most of the powers necessary to admin except usergroups.
    Abilities include: create/alter subforums and categories, remove/add polls, change usernames, usergroups, edit account information, mod/smod staff members
    Retired Admins retain all of the abilities they had while being active admins. They aren't involved in the daily decision-making process of the staff or assisting the super mods and section mods with their section directions and actions.
    Abilities: same as the above
    Sadmins have access to the library/database. We only have 2 Sadmins total, Tazmo and Mbxx.
    Abilities include: uploading skins, uploading buttons, updating and adding some h4xes, changing the permissions for rank, give staff admin powers, and everything else under the sun.
     
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  3. gabha GB's Norman

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    Much, much appreciated Splintered, but I still have have a few questions:

    Can any of the staff still see who's viewing the current thread? and who has the ability to add/remove that feature?

    Can any of the staff see who rated a thread (1 to five stars I mean)?

    Can admins remove other admins?

    Please keep this open, as I may have other questions in the future.
     
  4. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    no..we can't...and the Sadmins would be in control of adding/removing it.

    not that I know of

    yes
     
  5. Spy_Smasher Advisor

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    Good thread, good answer(s). :thumbs
     
  6. Masaki Mugiwara Kaizoku

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    Out of curiosity, can Tazmo be banned?
     
  7. Jackal Iscariot Ero-sennin Advisor

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    Advisors: Godlike beautiful creatures, fallen angels nonetheless... or just dudes who are busy.
     
  8. Pein illest

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    if he was the walls of nf would crumble
     
  9. Splintered Advisor

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    Sadmins cannot be banned.
     
  10. LivingHitokiri イース -フェルガナの誓い-!

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    Sadmins can add remove skins???
     
  11. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    yes........
     
  12. LivingHitokiri イース -フェルガナの誓い-!

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    So the Sadmind are quite the same as admins the only difference is that they own the forum right?
     
  13. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    read splintered's post on this very page to see the main differences between the two.

    The two sadmins of the site are Tazmo and Mbxx. Tazmo owns the site. Mbxx runs the servers.
     
  14. gabha GB's Norman

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    Question, any of the staff can still do the recently removed Advanced member search function?
     
  15. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    sadly, I don't think so...I do believe that is one of the vboptions that we don't have access to.
     
  16. Wobbly Active Member Advisor

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    If this was stickied and had the title renamed to make it less ambiguous, it would be a great thread for future reference.

    People ask these kinds of questions all of the time on IRC, MSN, and random convo threads.
     
  17. Spectrum Retired Admin

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    ^ Good idea. Done.
     
  18. Pein illest

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    question do advisor's have any mod powers
     
  19. Gooba Join us

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    Not usually, some might have a few things to help out even in their retirement.
     
  20. Spectrum Retired Admin

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    Advisors can see who repped them (but not anyone else), and they can see and post in the staff forum and Konoha Court. Other than that and the pretty red username, that's about it. (Except in cases like Gooba mentioned, but those are pretty rare.)
     
  21. Masaki Mugiwara Kaizoku

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    Did Tazmo "promote" Mbxx to sadmin, or was it set up like that when the site was created?

    Can one of them demote the other?
     
  22. gabha GB's Norman

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    Is there any difference between green colored and black colored mods?
     
  23. Crowe inactive - most of the time

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    Yes. Green colored are green and black colored are black.
     
  24. Freiza Banned

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    ^lolz smart answer
     
  25. Sasori <font color="#8B0000">● GB Genius ●</font>

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    Only IRL.

    lol racism.
     
  26. Ssj3_Goku Hey dood!

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    Yes if someone tapped into his account and banned himself. On VB forums you can protect yourself from getting banned by other Sadmins and what not, this little feature is quite nice and is a good security standard.(tazmo only has this feature, then again MX might as well)


    Although if you got a person who is good and cracking into stuff, then thats a different story.
     
  27. Spike papa' young rolla

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    Where does Occa fall in these ranks? Under admin?
     
  28. KamiKazi Inactive Member

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    occa is an admin.
     
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  29. gabha GB's Norman

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    Two Questions:
    1) Can you see when, and how many times a person was b&?

    2) Can you see what an edited post was before it was edited? what about deleted posts?
     
  30. Spectrum Retired Admin

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    No to the first two, "yes, unless..." to the third. Once a person is unbanned, all records of that ban are gone except for the notes we keep ourselves. (While they are banned, though, we can see when the ban was given and for what reason.) And once a post is edited, whatever was edited out is gone forever.

    As for deletion, if a post is soft-deleted, mods can still click on it to read it and/or restore it if they so choose. But if something is hard-deleted, it's gone for good. So it depends. Members can only soft-delete, though, so anything not deleted by a mod is still potentially readable and restorable.
     
  31. Metric Jay Chou tard

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    A trivial question but i'm curious.

    Some Mods have Italicised names, but some just have normal font in their names. Does this mean anything or is it just personal preference?
     
  32. Spanish Hoffkage Lol. Kisame

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    who controls the publicity??

    Tazmo's bank??
     
  33. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    I think Suz and Harlita are the only staff members with unitalicized names and that's due to it not being listed for their special user groups *the one that gives Suz her black name and Harlita her orange name*

    It can be thought of as a preference thing or that an admin forgot to make the group italicized.
     
  34. Metric Jay Chou tard

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    Oh right OK thanks.
     
  35. Masaki Mugiwara Kaizoku

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    So, what we're saying is the posts that were deleted in the naughty picture thread can still be seen by a select few...?
     
  36. Orochimaru <div class="smallfont"><font face='Palatino Linoty

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    That's correct. There's a way to avoid that though.
     
  37. Wobbly Active Member Advisor

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    The trick to avoid that is to edit your post to take out anything you don't want to be seen, fill it up with gibberish, THEN delete it.

    Although, I've been told that there's some forums where admins are able to see anything you've ever put in your posts, including all of the different edits.

    It might be based on the code used to create the forum, or something.
     
  38. Freiza Banned

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    that is correct, but you must SAVE the gibberish first so it actually registers your edit, then you delete it.
     
  39. Wobbly Active Member Advisor

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    I thought that would be obvious, but I guess mentioning it wouldn't hurt.
     
  40. tgre wait what?

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    Section mods can't access Mod CP right? Because thats the way it works in my forums >_>...

    only Smods and Admins should be able to access Mod CP
     
  41. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    mods can access the modcp but they can't do much...only IP checks and some can request to edit avys and sigs.
     
  42. tgre wait what?

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    fair enough...we keep ours on a tighter leash :3....(ie: we dont give pw for modcp xD) they dont deserve it...all they do is delete/move/mod etc.. =D

    thanks for clearing that up.
     
  43. Captain Gir Spiral Warrior

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    i must say....this is a really really helpful thread and has given me information to possibly help me in the future if i need something....thx!!

    Cap.
     
  44. Yakushi Kabuto Socks Activate! Shape of a Retired Smod

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    Hm, not sure where to ask this, so I suppose I'll pose the question here, what exactly do the different colors for a mod's username mean? I saw someone else ask, but all I saw was a joke answer. So is it just a matter of pretty colors? :p
     
  45. Crowe inactive - most of the time

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    They're just trying to compensate for something...the lack of power compared to me. You remember the big ass blinking username I had? I was in training by then and now I've grown x10 times at least, stronger then any other smod. You could probably call me an Z-admin now as powerlevelwise I'm way beyond even the S-admins...

    Why I'm not an admin? Cause I don't need to be. I just tell them to do shit for me and they'll do it. /me flexes.
     
  46. Lazlow I believe you

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    If an user chooses the "invisible mode" can mods/smods/admins see if whether he's online or not and what thread he is currently viewing?
     
  47. less Cheer up, Advisor

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    Green is section mod, blue/pink is smod, black is admin/sadmin and maroon (like mine) is advisor.

    But that's just the standards, many mods and smods and such screw around with their usernames just because they can (and it's fun). Shroomsday has a red username even though he's a smod, for instance. Anything not listed above is all vanity and no meaning.
    Yup. The little green light thingy is red for us when you're online but want to be invisible.
     
  48. Frequent Sunshine Into the sun♥

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    Can mods change their own user names? Or do they have to ask admins to do it for them? And why aren't Blue or Occa under "admin" when you view the forum leaders?
     
  49. Taxman Rail Tracer Lord of the Lock

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    1) mods and smods have to ask admins to change their names

    2) they are technically "retired"...they still have powers to help out, but their activity is limited and it would be best if people wanted to contact an admin, to contact the more active admins.
     
  50. Haze is Dreamin' Banned

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    can staff give out unlimted rep if they wanted to or do they have the 24 hour limit too
     
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