Sysop status

Discussion in 'Mac Guides' started by arn, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Several of the long-standing users here at MacRumors have been upgraded to Sysop status on the guide pages. Please don't be offended if you weren't upgraded. We simply did a casual glance through the registered names and upgraded accounts from people who have been around for while and are active participants on the forums.

    Sysop status on the Guide pages provide you a few extra capabilities to moderate the Guide pages if necessary...

    Block users. This should only be used if someone is abusing the guide pages by spamming, posting offensive materials, vandalism etc...

    Protect and unprotect pages. This is not something that will likely be an issue for this forum since we don't allow unregistered edits. But protecting a page will prevent anyone but a sysop (or higher) from editing a page.

  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2003
    Don't forget patrolling edits! :)

    Seeing as I have a grand total of about five posts in two years, I'm not offended at all :p

    Sysops are commonly used to patrol all the edits to make sure that bad content doesn't creep in - reverting edits back to where they were if an edit was bogus. (They use that "Mark edit as Patrolled" link)

    It is a mild pain in the rear to constantly be patrolling edits - so the "glory factor" of being a sysop on something that everyone can edit in the first place isn't very high :)

  3. macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway

    Good idea.

    Whould also be nice if people were consistant about putting a little bit of text in the summary, at least, when doing Major edits.

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