Moderation features for your NodeBB forum

Moderation features for your NodeBB forum


NodeBB provides for a number of common moderation
tasks which can be performed by three types of users: individual category moderators,
global moderators, and administrators. To grant a current user moderator privileges
for a single category, go to Manage>Categories in the forum admin control panel. Select Edit beside the category, and then
the Privileges tab on the category management page. From there, you can grant moderator privileges
to a single user or group of users. To grant global moderation privileges to a
user, they must be added to a special ‘system group’ called Global Moderators. On the Manage>Groups page, select Edit beside
Global Moderators and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here, you are able to search for and add users
to the group. To grant full forum administrative privileges,
go to Manage>Users and select the user in question. From the Edit menu, you can add this user
as an admin, or remove their admin privileges. Note that full admin privileges should be
granted with caution. Within a category, a topic may be pinned by
a moderator. Pinned topics will appear at the top of the
category listing until they are unpinned by a moderator. Multiple topics can be pinned, with the most
recently pinned topic appearing at the top of the list. Topics may also be locked by a moderator. Once a topic is locked, only moderators are
able to respond until the topic is unlocked. Individual messages or entire topics can be
deleted by a moderator. A deleted topic or message will still be visible
to moderators until it is purged. Purged messages or topics cannot be restored,
so this feature should be used with caution. If inappropriate messages are posted on a
forum, it is possible for any user to flag that message. Messages that have been flagged will appear
on the Manage Flags page, which is accessible to global moderators and admins via the administrative
dashboard. Flags can be reviewed on this page, and can
be dismissed, or else the offending post can be deleted. Individual users can also be banned or deleted
from the forum. Banned users will be unable to login to the
forum, however they will still be able to read any publicly viewable posts on the forum. Users can be banned permanently or temporarily
for a set number of hours or days. A reason for the ban can also be noted. A user account can be deleted with or without
removing their topics and posts — like purging a message or topic, deleting a user cannot
be reversed, so it should also be used with caution. In more extreme cases, a particular IP address
or block of IPs may be blacklisted. This can be done via the Manage IP Blacklist
page. Blacklisting will disallow any user with that
IP from logging in or registering a new account on the forum.

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