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PostSubject: FORUM GLOSSARY   Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:08 pm

"To allow everyone to know what people are talking about in this board, I post this glossary"


> 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. It appears at every page of a forum. They are generally
used for board rules

> Avatar: Personal image
which is shown below the username in posts. The avatar is choosen 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. On Forumotion, this kind of post penalize forums in
their position in the Forumotion directory.


> Forum: Two definitions
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 don't, such as modifying his own profile, changing the board's
address, deleting his board, having access the the restoration
utilities (the creation password is needed)

> Guest: User who's not logged in to your board

> Hidden user: Registered user who chose to hide his online status. It can be done
by ticking "Yes" to "Hide your online status" when you edit your
profile. Administrators and moderators (if the admins allowed it in
Admins Panel > Security) can see them, their names appear 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 > Security)

> 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
synonym of "message"

> Private message: As the
name means, 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

> SMS: Kind of writing which is often used in textual messages exchanged
between mobile phones. This writing has the characteristic to be very
abbreviated by using a single letter or number for a sound (ex : "U"
for "you", "2" for "to", "sk8" for "skate"). this kind of writing MUST
be avoided on this board because it's hard to read!

> Sticky: TopÓc which always stays at the top of the topic list, under an
annoucement (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.





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