Hi, I hope this will solve your confusion
This is taken from India Forums FAQ
User Levels and Groups:
What are the different Member Classifications in IF?
There are few Ladder Groups.
0-49 posts : Newbie.
50-199 posts : Groupie.
200-1000 : Senior Members.
1000-3000 : Goldie.
more then 3000 : IF-Dazzler
These Classifications are automatically changed when a User enters the next catergory in the hierarchy.
The Non Ė Ladder Groups are:
Coolbie: These are the Members who regularly write Updates.
Viewbie: These are the Members who assist the Section Moderators, help in promoting healthy discussions, sense and prevent collisions. Viewbies are Moderators on probation.
Moderators: These Members have certain Sections allocated to them, they take care of the day to day activity of their Sections.
Global Moderators and Admins: These Members have rights to to moderate all sections. The Admins take care of the technical as well as back-end jobs, maintain a smooth functioning of the Forum.
How do I become a Coolbie?
The member who writes regular Updates for a Section, over a period of time, will be promoted by the Section Mods and others in the Board to a Coolbie Status.
How do I become a Viewbie?
The members who contribute more than a regular member in the upliftment of a particular Section, who have the ability of promoting healthy discussions, ability to prevent collisions and take care of the Section along with the Section Mod will be made a Viewbie. This promotion will be finalized by the Section Moderators as well as other Global Moderators along with the Admin Members. Viewbies are Moderators under training and once a viewbie performs well as a moderator is promoted as Moderator. They are the members who have limited Moderating rights, are considered as Future Moderators.
Who are Moderators?
Moderators are members who take care of the day-to-day activity of the Sections. They have the power to edit and delete posts, lock and unlock posts, move posts, trash posts etc, in the sections where they are promoted to Moderator Status. Moderators prevent people going off-topic or posting profanity and abusing words on the forum. The Moderators are usually chosen by the Global Moderators and members in the Admin Group. The Moderator is otherwise chosen on the basis of Quality of work for the forum, Nature of Posts in the forum and NOT based on Number of Posts.
How are Global Moderators selected?
A Moderator who is very active, contributes a lot in the upliftment of the Forum, shows great managerial attitudes, has a subtle but strong way of dealing with problem users are usually made Global Moderators. This promotion is done by other Global Moderators and Admin Members.
Who are the Administrators?
Administrators are the people assigned the highest level of control over the forum. These people can control all facets of Board Operation which includes Setting Permissions, Banning Users permanently, Creating Usergroups etc. They also have full moderator capabilities in all the Sections.
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