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How can I change a mod back to just a user

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Post by Fleur de Lis on March 26th 2013, 11:27 pm


Thank you in advance for your help.

I am a founder/admin on an existing forummotion site and I've looked thru the FAQ and other admin/mod questions but I can't seem to find a similar problem.

I want to take away a members admin status but I don't want to ban or delete her account entirely.
I just want to make sure the only things she can change or delete are her own posts. I assume the answer is in user groups but I am afraid if I change the wrong permission I will delete her account entirely and I don't want to do that.

Once again thank you


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Post by Bazinga! on March 26th 2013, 11:54 pm

Okay, go to your Admin Panel.

Click on the "Users and Groups" tab.

Click on 'search users' (it's under "users" on the left side of the screen). This will bring up a list of all your current users in the middle of the screen. You can find the member you want in the list or type their name in the search box that is at the top of your screen.

Once you've found the person you want to change, click on their username and it'll bring up their profile. Scroll all the way down to the "Special admin-only fields" (it'll be the last thing on their profile). Next to 'rank title', you will change that to 'no special rank assigned'.

Then you will scroll all the way back up to the top. While still looking at the individual's profile, you will click on the 'permissions' tab (top and to the left a little) and there you will be able to edit that individual's permissions in the forum.

If this doesn't help, let me know.


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Post by SerahNoel on March 26th 2013, 11:55 pm


Go to your forum Admin group list.
Admin panel > User & Groups > Group administration > Administrators
Then click on the administrator group.
Then check the box of the name you wish to change.
Then press 'remove selected'

this should remove her as an administrator.


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Post by SLGray on March 27th 2013, 1:11 am

To remove a member from a group, go to the groups in the administration panel and press the group that has the member who want to removed. Scroll down until you see the list of members in the group you pressed. Check the box by the username you want to remove, then press the remove button. To remove the rank from a member, you have to go to their profile in the administration panel. Scroll all the way down to the bottom until you see the drop-down menu for rank.

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