• hodkhoa
  • 50.2% (Neutral)
  • YAF Forumling Topic Starter
10 years ago
Hi all

I just started using JAF lately, and I have a problem. How can I add moderators to a specific box? I am using version

Thanks for your times

  • jpweber
  • 94.4% (Exalted)
  • YAF Commander
10 years ago
If I'm understanding your question correctly, you'd like one person to moderate a specific forum (which you're calling a "box") ... correct? So if you have a forum for "XYZ", you want a particular person to be able to moderate that particular forum, I don't know how to do that. For future reference, YAF is a BOARD, and each "box" is a FORUM. So your YAF Board will probably have several forums.

But it's easy to make someone a moderator -- but they'd be a moderator for all forums.

Create Access Mask
Log in as the Administrator
Click Admin on the top navbar
Click on Users and Roles
Click on Access Masks
At the very bottom, click New Access Mask
Name the access mask "XYZ Moderator" or whatever you'd like to name it
Check off all the checkboxes

Create Role
Still under Users and Roles, click Roles
At the very bottom, click New Role
Name the role "XYZ Role" or whatever you'd like to name it
Leave "is start" unchecked
Leave "is admin" unchecked
At the bottom, under "initial access mask", scroll down to "XYZ Moderator" Access Mask and select that.

Edit User
Still under Users and Roles, click Users
Find the user who you'd like to moderate the particular forum you want him/her to moderate.
Under "User Roles" check off the new role you just created.

Now that user will NOT be able to administrate the forums, but he/she WILL be able to moderate the forums. But I'm unsure as to how to restrict them to 1 forum in particular. So if you trust this person to be a responsible moderator for all forums, and just verbally tell them to only moderate one of your forums, then you can use the instructions I gave. Restricting them to 1 particular forum is above my pay-grade, for now.

Hope this helps, and if not, keep on posting questions!
Jason Weber
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