FAQ:Moderators and Assistants
- 1 Addition and Removal of Moderators and Assistants
- 1.1 I want to add an Assistant to the board, how do I do this?
- 1.2 I want to be an Assistant on the board. How do I go about doing this?
- 1.3 I no longer want to Moderate this board, how do I get removed?
- 1.4 Why was I removed as an Assistant on this board?
- 1.5 I was made an Assistant on a board and I don't know why.
- 1.6 Why was I removed as Moderator on this board?
Addition and Removal of Moderators and Assistants
I want to add an Assistant to the board, how do I do this?
Adding an Assistant is something you can do yourself without the help of a Site Admin. On the Manage screen, click on "Manage Assistants", "Add an Assistant", type the alias you would like to add in the box provided and click on the correct Member from the list of matching names provided.
I want to be an Assistant on the board. How do I go about doing this?
I no longer want to Moderate this board, how do I get removed?
If you are an Assistant, simply hit the "Resign as Assistant" in the Manage mode. If you are the Moderator, simply hit the "Resign as Moderator" in the Manage mode.
Why was I removed as an Assistant on this board?
The Moderator, in most cases, decides who will and will not assist on the board. If you have been removed and you were an active Assistant, please feel free to ask a Site Admin if you would like to have the matter reviewed. In cases of moderating abuse, however, Site Admins do step in and remove Assistants.
I was made an Assistant on a board and I don't know why.
It is preferred that Moderators ask member's permission before they make them Assistants. Occasionally a Moderator adds Members they feel would fulfill these duties responsibly, without asking them. If you would like to remain in this role, then the Moderator and rest of the board members will most likely be very appreciative. If you don't have the time or inclination, not a problem. Simply click on the "Resign as Assistant" button in the Manage mode and you will be removed.
Why was I removed as Moderator on this board?
Sometimes, there will be multiple complaints about the board, and Admin will review. If the evaluation indicates that there\’s a huge gap in moderating based on the TOU or clear, repeated moderator privilege abuse, then this would be cause for immediate removal. However; the complaints are not the determining factor; the actual moderating activities are. If you have been inactive in posting and/or moderating the board and someone else requests to take an active role on the board, Admin will likely make the change without consulting you. Likewise if the board is a high volume board and you have not been actively moderating, Admin may replace you with a Member who has committed to managing the board.