Chapter 4. UserExperience: Moderators and Administrators

In the previous chapter you saw how phpBB works from a visitor’s perspective.

In this chapter you will see the moderators’ and administrators’ side of the coin. You will learn:

  • What the moderators capabilities are
  • How the most popular administration features work

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 ...

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