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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Moderator Experience

At this point you have a pretty good idea about the regular members’ perspective of your board. Now let’s look at how a moderator works with phpBB. To begin with, what is a moderator? All dictionary definitions aside, a moderator is a community member who has some more privileges over the postings and the topics than those that the regular users have. Moderators are usually respected veteran members who are volunteering their time and energy to make the forum a better place for discussions in line with the administrator’s vision for the community.

Moderators are your best helpers in managing your site, so you should make sure you make their tasks clear to them and educate them so that they don’t have any technical difficulties ...

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