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    Guide to Mod & SMod

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    Mr.GFX
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    Guide to Mod & SMod

    Post by Mr.GFX on 7/6/2009, 6:52 pm

    A Guide to Using Mod Tools.

    Below is a screen shot of the tools
    that become available when a user is made up to mod position. I have
    edited to show what buttons are for what and will work through
    explaining what each one does, where the quick mod tools menu is, and
    have also indicated where the mod control panel is too. The button mod
    tools only appear when you are inside a topic, not when you are just
    inside a forum. The mod control panel however shows in both as long as
    you are a moderator of that particular forum. The screen shot shows how
    the tools look like on my forum, of course this can look different on
    others depending on the theme of the forum.



    To Delete a Topic.

    For
    this can either click the delete button above your mod quick tools, or
    use your mod quick tools drop down menu to select 'delete this topic'
    and click go. It will ask you if you are sure before deleting. This
    totally removes the topic from your board so if it is a big one, it
    will affect member post counts whom have posted on the topic.

    To Basket a Topic.

    For
    this you must have set up your basket forum in your admin panel. Go to
    admin>>>general>>>configuration. Choose the forum you
    would like to use as your basket and save.

    To send topics to
    the basket you can either click the basket button above your quick
    tools or use your quick tools drop down menu to select 'send this topic
    to the basket'. Basketing a topic means its removed from the forum and
    views of members, but not removed from the board totally.

    To Move a Topic

    To
    move a topic you can either click the move button above your mod quick
    tools, or select 'move this topic' from your quick mod tools drop down
    menu. You will then have to select the forum you want to move it to,
    and whether you want to leave a shadow topic. A shadow topic stays in
    the forum the post was originally made, but when clicked, opens up in
    the forum it has been moved to. Click yes to confirm you want to move
    the topic and you will be told if the topic was sucessfuly moved or not.

    To Lock a Topic

    To
    lock a topic either click the lock button above your quick mod tools or
    select 'lock this topic' from the quick mod tools drop down menu. It
    will not ask you to confirm before locking it. To unlock it you can
    either click the lock button which will have changed to become an
    'unlock' button, or select 'unlock this topic' from your quick mod
    tools drop down menu.

    To Split a Topic.

    You
    can either click the split topic button above your quick mod tools, or
    you can select 'split this topic' from the drop down menu. When
    splitting a topic you have two options, either splitting selected
    posts, or splitting from selected posts.

    For splitting
    selected posts, you need to make a new topic title and select the forum
    you want to move the split posts too. You can then check the boxes to
    the right of each post of the topic you are splitting. Finally click
    'split selected posts'. It will show you the new title and the forum
    you have chosen for the new topic and ask you to confirm.

    For
    splitting from selected posts you need to make a new topic title and
    select the forum you want to move the unselected posts too. You can
    then check the boxes of all the posts you want to KEEP as part of the
    topic you are splitting, and leave the posts you want to make a new
    topic with unchecked. Click 'split from selected posts' button and it
    will show you the new title and the forum you have chosen for the new
    topic and ask you to confirm.

    To Merge a Topic

    You
    can either click the merge button above your quick mod tools or select
    'merge topics' from the quick mod tools drop down menu. The next page
    will tell you the title of the topic you have chosen to merge. Click
    the 'select' button. You can then choose the forum of the topic you
    want to merge with, using the upper right hand drop down menu and check
    the topic that you want to merge with. The next page will again show
    you the topic you want to merge and now the topic you want to merge
    with. Click send.

    Using the Moderator Control Panel

    To
    access the moderator control panel, at the bottom of each forum you
    moderate is a link which says: you can moderate this forum. Clicking it
    will take you into the mod control panel for that forum.

    In the
    mod control panel you can perform some mass moderation operations which
    are: lock, unlock, move or delete any number of topics. You cannot
    merge or split topics in the mod control panel.

    Suspect
    To delete mass topics in the mod control panel, check all of the topics
    you want to delete and then at the bottom of the list, click 'delete'
    button. It will ask you if you are sure before performing the mass
    deletion.

    Suspect
    To mass move topics in the mod control panel check all the topics you
    want to move and then at the bottom of the list, click 'move' button.
    You can then choose the forum you want to move the topics too and let
    you choose whether to leave shadow topics or not and ask you if you are
    sure before performing the mass move.

    Suspect To mass lock topics, check all the topics you want to lock then at the bottom of the list click 'lock' button.

    Suspect To mass unlock topics, check all the topics you want to unlock then at the bottom ofg the list, click 'unlock' button


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