Difference Between Editor and Moderator?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Firestar, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    The title basically says it all. I'm assuming the Editor is able to edit peoples post, and that's it, but Moderators are able to do that and close threads, and delete posts. Correct?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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  3. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok. That sounds more.... Likely. Thanks.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The user titles of most MacRumors employees and volunteers represent their primary task, although what we each do can change over time.

    All editors/administrators/moderators can edit posts, for example, but that's a job mostly handled by the moderators. WildCowboy is primarily an editor (news story writer) but he is also an administrator (in charge of setting policies and managing the forums overall) and a moderator (in charge of helping users with forum problems and enforcing the rules). xUKHCx and I are primarily administrators although we both moderate too, and I've been known to write a news story now and then. r6girl is both an editor and a moderator. And arn does whatever he pleases!

    Confused now?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The diagram in your avatar explains it perfectly! :D
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Not enough. How about Knox, blakespot, longofest and Mudbug? :p
     
  7. stridemat Moderator

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    They just lounge around, making the place look untidy....

    Please don't kill me
     
  8. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    More or less. For the most part I understand. What about the ones Hellhammer listed? :D
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I believe I am correct on these.

    Knox developed Forum Spy.
    blakespot founded the site with arn.
    longofest is an Editor.
    Mudbug posts duplicate articles and drums up traffic for MacBytes.com :D
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yeah, that's pretty much it. Knox also wrote our macrumorslive system, he manages our servers, and he and arn and I are usually the guilty ones when we break something in vBulletin while making modifications.


    Hey, wait a minute, what did you say about Mudbug? :eek:
     

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