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2. Please keep your Profiles up to date and let administrators know if you change your email address.
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Help for administrators and moderators
Ecovillage help content for group administrators and moderators.
One Group = One Group Administrator
Each group has one ‘group admin’. Group administrators are appointed through the Content Management System (SmartSite). This is the only activity that needs to be performed through the SmartSite CMS.
Please Note: It is advised to not be logged into SmartSite and the portal at the same time. It can cause performance issues for your browsing.
Administrators choose moderators
Group administrators have the ability to appoint moderators and blacklist members. This can be done from the “Members” section of that particular group. A group administrator’s regular login will give the user access to do this when they login to the portal.
Administrator and moderator permissions
Both group administrators and moderators have the right to author new events; delete inappropriate forum topics and posts from other members; send bulk emails to all members in the group (from the “members” section of a group); and, edit, delete and add new files, documents and pictures in the “files” section of the group.
Only group administrators have the ability to post poll topics.
To perform any of the above activities, you will find text links in the top right hand corner of that particular section (eg. The link “Send email to all members” is found under members section. This link only appears for moderators and administrators, not regular members).
Individual posts, files, topics and events will appear with an [Edit] and [Delete] link right next to them. Use these links to control the content of the group.
If a group administrator needs to be changed for some reason, this needs to be performed through SmartSite.
The old group administrator will immediately default to the role of “moderator”. It is up to the new group admin to either: retain the old admin as a moderator (default behaviour), remove moderator access so the member becomes a regular member, or remove the member altogether.
Maintaining the group home page
The group’s home page, or “group’s panel”, can be only maintained by the group administrator. On the top of the page, there is a small link: “Edit Group”. Clicking this link launches a pop-up window where the admin can control: how many events can be shown on the group panel; whether or not they want the group’s poll displayed; the groups introduction description; and a screen to update the groups HTML content using a WYISWYG (what you see is what you get) editor.
Each group has a panel just underneath the group’s introduction that is a straight HTML that can be used to “customise” the group. This section is maintained with the WYSIWYG editor.
There are a variety of buttons - like bold, change font color and size, insert picture etc. - that can be used to customize the group’s home page. These are very similar to the buttons available in MS Word, and with a little practice, it is easy to master the editor’s functionality.
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