How To: Use Mod Tools

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How To: Use Mod Tools

Post by Sporadic on Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:17 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the forum the post was originally made, but when clicked, opens up in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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