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Moderating A Forum Topic

A Megafriends Discussion Forum Topic Moderator is is a great opportunity to become more active in the Megafriends community, have some fun and give your profile more exposure. However, along with the enjoyment and fun that can come from moderating your own Discussion Forum Topic there are also a few important responsibilities.

To become a Forum Topic moderator you must be:

  • A Gold member
  • Willing and able to actively moderate your Topic
  • Can offer continuous, frequent moderating

Continuous, frequent moderating is required to maintain the integrity of your Topic and to ensure that off-topic posts and posts that do not conform to the message posting rules are removed. As a Forum Topic Moderator this will be your responsibilty. As a Forum Topic Moderator you will have the ability to delete and edit individual posts in your Topic.

Unacceptable Posts

  • Members may not post any contact information - email addresses, website URLs, etc.

  • Members may not post any material which false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise in violation of ANY law.

  • Members may not post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by that member or that member has consent from the owner of the copyrighted material.

  • Members may not spam, flame, flood, post advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or solicitations.

  • Members may not use inappropriate language, start a personal attack, or engage in hate speech.

  • Posts must stay within the Topic context.

  • The excessive use of emoticons is deemed as flooding and is not allowed.

  • Multiple postings in the same or multiple Topics is not allowed.

Moderator Notifications
When a member posts a message, all active Moderators in the particular Topic will receive an email telling them that a message has been submitted in a Forum Topic that they moderate. You will only be sent one email for any number of posts in a Topic. No subsequent post will trigger an email notification until the present unreviewed posts have been reviewed.

Author Notifications
When a Moderator approves the posts they become readable by all. The author of the post is notified when his/her message is approved or not approved.

Inactive Moderator
When a Moderator leaves Megafriends or is downgraded to Free, he/she becomes an "Inactive Moderator" which is noted by their nickname on the moderator list shown in gray. If there is no other Active Moderator at that time no posting is allowed, the Topic becomes read-only.

Multiple Moderators
As the Topic creator you can request to have other members help you as moderators. There is a maximum of 3 moderators for any Topic, including the Topic creator. The secondary Moderator's actions are reflected as your own. Please choose wisely.

Topic Maintenance
As a Moderator you can turn your Topic off at any time which will convert it to 'read-only' - no posts can be made, however the Topic can be read. An example use of this feature would be for vacation time, sickness, etc.

Topics not actively or adequately moderated will be removed. Once removed they cannot be regenerated.

Posted on Oct 25, 2005 by Site Admin

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