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Building Forums with vBulletin by Kathy Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

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Default Usergroups

Every member on a vBulletin discussion board must belong to at least one usergroup. These usergroups allow you to control who has access to what and later on (Chapter 5) we will be taking a closer look at the usergroups. However, vBulletin comes pre-installed with default usergroups, which can be used to get the forum up and running quickly.

There are eight default usergroups:

Default Usergroups

Default usergroups

For the moment you only need to be concerned with three of the usergroups:

  • Administrators—These are the users with the most power, and membership should usually be restricted to forum owners. Administrators have control over almost all features ...

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