Administrators have total control over every aspect of the bulletin board. Administrators
are able to set moderators for each forum, set permissions for any registered user, and
edit/remove messages. Moderators
Moderators are the ringleaders for each forum. Each forum can have its own moderator, but
one person may be a moderator in multiple forums. An administrator may also be a
moderator. Moderators have the ability to edit/remove messages from their particular
forum(s). They cannot change permissions for a particular users, however. Only
administrators can change user permissions.
Members are registered users of the bulletin board that have posted at least 10 messages.
Members can edit their own profiles, but may not edit/remove messages, set user
permissions, or assign moderators.
Junior Members are registered users who have posted fewer than 10 messages. Their
privileges are identical to those of Members.
BB Code is an HTML-like tag
set that allows bulletin board writers to add additional functionality to their posts.
Current BB Code functions include hyperlinking URLs and email addresses.
A Forum is a broad discussion area covering a particular interest. Each forum may be
controlled by a particular moderator assigned to lead discussion efforts and minimize
A Topic is a discussion point within a Forum. Any registered user can start a new
Topic within a Forum.
A Reply is a post that is in response to an existing topic. Any registered user can post a
A Thread is a conversation within a forum that includes a topic (the post that started the
conversation) and all replies to that topic.
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