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Forum Glossary. For forum newcomers! Please read this

Post by Doomie on 2008-12-18, 16:12

Please read the following words if you're unsure on what they mean.
If you think there is something missing, PM me please! Excited


- Administrator:
This is the highest permission level for a member.
He can manage the whole baord by creating/organizing categories
and sections, setting up permissions, changing the board's design, managing the users, etc.

- Announcement:
Topic which always stays at the top of the topic list even if this
topic is old. They are generally used for news & such.

- Avatar:
Personal image which is shown below the username in posts. The avatar is chosen by
the user and it usually reflects a personality trait, a passion or a mood.

- Category:
A group of forums (section). They can't contain topics directly.

- Flood:
From the original definition of the word, this term is used to talk
about the action of mass-posting only to raise the member's rank, to
put a forum out of order or anything else. It may be posts which are
extremely short.

- BUMP
"Bump" usually means that the question wasn't answered yet & the original poster wants to get the question back to the top of the list to get more attention.
Please don't do this too often, or gratuitously answer questions that have already been answered hours earlier. Only do it when it is necessary!
You can't bump a topic unless seperated by 24 hours from the last reply.
You can also do a "friendly bump" to somebody else's topic.

- Forum:
Two definitions of forum:
1) Website or dynamic website part which allows written expression of its
members. Also called "board", "message board" or "bulletin board"
2) A group which contains topics (or threads), also called "section"

- Founder:
The administrator who created the board. He has rights the other
admins haven't, such as modifying his own profile, changing the board's
address or deleting his board. He also has access to the restoration tools (utilities).

- Guest:
User who's not logged in to your board. or just a visitor

- Hidden user:
Registered user who have chosen to hide their online status. It can
be done by setting "Hide your online status" to YES when you edit your
profile. Administrators and moderators (if allowed in "Admin Panel
>> General >> Security") can still see them, their names appears in italic.

- Moderator:
A member who's charged to ensure a nice ambiance in a section or in a group of sections.
For this, he has tools simple member don't have, such as
moving, locking, unlocking, deleting, splitting, merging topics,
editing or deleting posts, banning troublesome members (if the admin
allowed it in "Admin Panel >> General >> Security")

- Global Moderator:
Same as a moderator but with access to the whole forum, except for administration tools.

- Post:
Part of a topic which contains what a member wrote. It also contains
the avatar and the informative links about the same member.
It is a synonym of "message"

- Private message:
As the name suggests, it's a message you send to a single member who will be the
only one to read it. This is useful for transmitting confidential
information (ex : abuse report). Also called PM.

- Sticky:
A topîc that always stays at the top of the topic list, below
annoucements (if there is one), even if this topic is old. It appears
only on the first page of a forum. They are generally used to display
useful content which must stays visible for everyone.

- Topic:
A series of posts. Also called "thread"

- Troll:
Message or poster aimed to engage in controversy at an excessive level.
It harms the forum ambiance because it annoys members,
it's not very appreciated.

- Usergroup:
A group of users which has special permissions, such as having access to a private
section, or moderating a section. Any user who's member of a group will
have the access/moderation permission given to the group.
This simplifies the permissions management a lot.


Thanks for reading! I'm sure this topic will help you a lot if you're new to forums :D

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Re: Forum Glossary. For forum newcomers! Please read this

Post by Doomie on 2009-04-29, 05:56

Please PM me if you think there is something missing
Mark the title of the message with "Forum Glossary Addition" without the ""
And if you can, please make a description of the word, would be much appreciated!
And I'll reply back to you whether it's accepted to the above list or not Good Job!

Thanks for any help you can give!
You'll get a small reward if your word gets accepted :D

Regards,
Doomie

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