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What is the difference between the Spam Police and Moderators?

07-21-2012, 03:14 PM
#1
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What is the difference between the Spam Police and Moderators?

Hey so I'm wondering what the difference between the Spam Police and the Moderators is because I assume they do the same thing (or really close to).

With that said, how/what are the requirements to become one. I'm new to the TouchArcade community so I'd like to know what authority these users have in the forums (couldn't think of a better way to write this sentence and I hope you understand what I mean, and not take this question the wrong way). Thanks in advanced for replying and reading my question.

Edit: I just realized I might've posted this in the wrong section . If I did can a mod/admin/spam police please move it to the right forum?

Last edited by iSky; 07-21-2012 at 03:16 PM.
07-21-2012, 04:09 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by iSky View Post
Hey so I'm wondering what the difference between the Spam Police and the Moderators is because I assume they do the same thing (or really close to).

With that said, how/what are the requirements to become one. I'm new to the TouchArcade community so I'd like to know what authority these users have in the forums (couldn't think of a better way to write this sentence and I hope you understand what I mean, and not take this question the wrong way). Thanks in advanced for replying and reading my question.

Edit: I just realized I might've posted this in the wrong section . If I did can a mod/admin/spam police please move it to the right forum?
The "Spam Police" can only delete spam posts/threads and ban spammers who have not been around for a long time. Moderators can ban pretty much anybody, edit/move/merge/close/delete threads, hand out infractions, and perform other site management tasks. Administrators have broader powers still.

As to how you become one, it's up to the administrators. I never asked to become a moderator.
07-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
The "Spam Police" can only delete spam posts/threads and ban spammers who have not been around for a long time. Moderators can ban pretty much anybody, edit/move/merge/close/delete threads, hand out infractions, and perform other site management tasks. Administrators have broader powers still.

As to how you become one, it's up to the administrators. I never asked to become a moderator.
Cool, thanks for the reply. So if there's a spammer contact someone from the Spam Police and if there is any thread related stuff I can contact a mod, or do you guys prefer not to bugged a lot? How can I report spam?
07-21-2012, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by iSky View Post
Cool, thanks for the reply. So if there's a spammer contact someone from the Spam Police and if there is any thread related stuff I can contact a mod, or do you guys prefer not to bugged a lot? How can I report spam?
Just click the "report post" icon about a post. It's the red triangle shaped icon.

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07-21-2012, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Red1 View Post
Just click the "report post" icon about a post. It's the red triangle shaped icon.
Ah okay. It's in the bottom left corner and it's grey in the iOS app . Thanks for the replies.