In addition to Site Admins, Community Admins, and Super Admins, you can designate select users as Community Moderators. Community Moderators are assigned per community and have a singular function in that community: they can moderate user-created content via the Moderation Queue for only that community.
Community Moderator notes
Below are some things to consider about Community Moderators.
- Community Admins, Super Admins, and (by request) Higher Logic staff can assign the Community Moderator function to users. Refer to Manage Community Moderators, below.
- A user can be a Community Moderator in multiple communities.
- A community can have multiple Community Moderators.
- Community Moderators who are also a Community Admin will see the full Admin panel in community > Settings.
- Community Moderators who are users in multiple communities will see moderation items only in the community in which they have Community Moderator permissions.
- If the Community Moderator functionality is removed, the user will lose all moderation permissions.
- Community Moderators will receive the "moderation notification" email messages, if enabled in the Communities section of Community > Moderation > Settings. See Moderation Notifications & Settings.
- Community Moderators cannot edit approved items.
Community Moderator tasks
Community Moderators can be a helpful addition to a community by moderating the following types of user-created content, so that higher-level Admins don't have to.
- Discussion posts
- Library entries (titles and descriptions)
- Blog posts
- Ideation posts
Manage Community Moderators
Community Admins, Super Admins, and (by request) Higher Logic staff can assign the Community Moderator role to users. This is done in the community in which you want the user to be a moderator.
To assign the Community Moderator role:
- Navigate to the community.
- Click Settings next to the community name.
- Click Members in the Administration section to access the Manage Community Members page.
- Click the Edit Roles button for the intended user.
- Check the box for Community Moderator. (Uncheck the box to remove the permission.)
- Click Save.
Review the user's record to verify that the community moderator bubble displays.
TIP: It's a good idea to alert the user that they are now a Community Moderator. Also, make sure they know how to access the Admin interface, and refer them to the article, Manage Your Site's Moderation Queue, to learn about the Moderation Queue and how to work on the page.
Filter on Community Moderators
The Manage Community Members page has an Admins dropdown that you can use to filter on the various admin levels. The dropdown has a Community Moderators section.
Click the dropdown and choose:
- Community Moderators Only to display only those users who have only this function.
- Non-Community Moderators Only to exclude from the list all users who have this only this function. Note that "dual-function" users (i.e., are Community Moderator + Community Admin) will still display.