Congratulations on your promotion to moderator status. You are now able to directly help this YaBB forum by managing one more boards and the posts inside of them. While most of the new functions available to you will be familiar, there are a few new ones that will be covered in this help section.
If you feel a topic is very important for everyone who visits the board you moderate, you may turn it into a "Sticky" topic. These topics will then be displayed on top of all other topics. A useful example would be for forum rules.
Method 1: Viewing the Topic
Scroll down to the bottom of the topic and locate your "Moderator Menu".
Click on the option titled "Sticky"
Method 2: Viewing the Message Index
At the end of the row for each topic, you will have a small check box. Check it by clicking on it. Repeat for each topic you wish to lock or unlock.
Locate a set of radio buttons titled "Lock/Unlock", "Sticky", "Remove" and "Move To:" at the bottom of the message list. Click on the radio for "Sticky".
Click the button titled "Go", next to the move drop-down box.
You now have the ability to edit any post on the board(s) you moderate. This function will help you fight spam, remove unwanted language, censor users, add additions and much more. In order to do so, follow the directions below:
Modifying a Post
Identify the post you wish to edit.
In that post, you will see a small menu with "Quote", "Modify" and "Delete". Click on the one titled "Modifty".
You will then be given access to the edit page where you may make your changes. When you're done, press the button titled "Save".
Please note that a small line of text will show on the post stating that you have made an edit. As such, it is advised you also attach a reason to why you made the edit. This lets the admin, other moderators, the poster and the rest of the community know there was an issue. You can use the [/edit] YaBBC tags to add a message about your edit.
In the event that a conversation begins to drift away from the subject, you can maintain order on your board(s) by using the "Split" function. This enables you to move a post and all the posts under it, to a brand new topic where the conversation can continue.
Splitting a Post
Identify the post you wish to split into to a new topic.
In that post, you will see a small menu with "Quote, "Modify", "Split" and "Delete". Click on the one titled "Split". Note, this will not show on the first post of a topic.
This function will instantly move the post and all the posts under it to a brand new topic. The subject of the post you split is the new topic's subject.
As a moderator, you can now add polls to any topic if you feel one is needed. To do so, fine the "Add Poll" button that's located next to the "Reply" button. Clicking it will bring you to the edit page where you can fill out the form to add a poll. ^