Forum moderation

To use these tools you must first be assigned as a moderator in the myUCC forums area. If you are not and think you should be send an email to webmaster@ucc.org.

The first thing you will probably want to do as a moderator is be notified when anyone posts a message in the forum you are a moderator of. There are a couple ways to do this. First be sure you are signed in. After you are signed in click on your particular forum. Once that page opens up you should see a link called "Forum Options" on the right side of the title bar for the forum:



Click on that link and you will get a drop down menu, this is where you can subscribe to the forum and receive instant email notification when someone posts in that forum.

Another option is to subscribe to the RSS feed. On the main forum page you will see the list of forums and next to each one you will see an RSS button, just click that to get the feed address and/or subscribe:

If you dont want to subscribe to an entire forum you can always subscribe to individual topics you are most interested in. In that case click on that topic within the forum. Once that page opens up you should see a link called "Topic Options" on the right side of the title bar for the topic:



Click on that link and you will get a drop down menu, this is where you can subscribe to the topic and receive instant email notification when someone posts in that topic.

Moderating Posts

When logged in as the moderator you will see these button options on each user post:



Here you can edit a post, delete it directly, or check the box next to this and several other posts to perform mass actions. If you choose to check the boxes next to several posts you would then scroll down to the last post on the page and on the bottom right you will see this drop down where you can mass delete, hide or unhide posts:



Moderating Topics

On the bottom left after the last post on the page in each topic you will see the following drop down menu:



You can move the topic to another forum if appropriate, you can pin the topic - which means that it will stay at the top (like an announcement or something you want all users to notice), you can close the topic so that no one else can post (The conversation has run its course or goes off in the wrong direction but you still want the posts retained), you can hide the topic.

Also, on each post you can see the posters ip address (the computer address where they posted from). This may be needed to ban a user at some point (in the case where a user was banned but re-registers with a different name):

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Mr. Daniel Hazard
Online Communications Manager
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-2186
hazardd@ucc.org