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Post by wow99 on March 29th 2012, 9:53 pm

I would like to make a friend the founder of my forum. At the moment I still can't get into Utilities but I hope that will be sorted soon. Once I have access to utilities I understand this is what I need to do. Can I ask a few questions so I understand what this means?

You say:
►It is necessary that the founder username exchange (in the example by replacing "Team Administration").

Q: does this mean I have to change my username to something else, like for instance team administration?

►To eliminate all traces of its IP address, it will be necessary to delete all messages he/she posted... On important issues he/she has created for the smooth running of the forum (rules, etc. ...), he must leave till a copy is made and repost before deleted.

Comment: I understand there is no need to do the above.

►Once the messages are deleted, he/she must change the e-mail on the forum and Founder Tools by replacing the e-mail to the new replacement.

Q: I must change my email address to the new founder's email address. Is that right?

► Finally, it is sufficient to give the password to his/hers new replacement member "Team Management".

Comment: then I give him my password.

I have one further question. How do I log into the forum if I have given my password to the new founder? I would like to stay on the forum as a normal member, is that possible or should my account be deleted and do I have to rejoin?

Sometimes I think (as I still can't get into utilities) it is easier to just delete my account, but I don't want to leave others with a forum with no founder and I suppose I can't leave as the founder anyway. Is that correct?

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Post by Base on March 29th 2012, 10:00 pm

Hi, what you have described appears to be all in order. I'm not exactly sure, but I think that if you do wish to stay on the forum then you simply need to create a new account since it will not be possible for you to access the founder account any more.

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Post by wow99 on March 29th 2012, 10:28 pm

What would happen if I delete my account? The option seems to be there. Can a founder delete him/herself? and can the forum function ok without a founder, or do you always need a founder and it is not possible for admins to manage the forum themselves.

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Post by Base on March 29th 2012, 10:30 pm

The founder account can't be deleted by anyone, not even by the founder him/herself. All forums need a founder, as they are the ones that can access the full admin panel and the utilities.

A forum without a founder is technically possible, but it would be very limited in terms of functions and if the forum needs to be restored for whatever reason, it wouldn't be possible. Smile

When I say 'without a founder', there is still a founder account but it's not being used. So in theory, the founder account will always be there.

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Post by wow99 on March 29th 2012, 10:34 pm

And utilities is the only place to change founder, you can't do it anywhere else?

I have had the creation email sorted but still can't access utilities, am waiting a reply to a PM (It's ok only sent it a few hours ago) for that.

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Post by Base on March 29th 2012, 10:37 pm

Part of the changing founder process requires access to the utilities as that's where you'll need to change the email at. For the step:

'►Once the messages are deleted, he/she must change the e-mail on the forum and Founder Tools by replacing the e-mail to the new replacement.'

Why can't you access the utilities? Have you forgotten your founding password?

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