No, they cannot. That function can only be done by a moderator.
Can you PM people?
Same as above
How about Custom Titles?
This can only be done by a moderator such as Ana and is only given out on special occasions that will be announced such as the summer contest or leader applications. Asking for one just because you want one won’t do the trick.
What can I ask them?
You can ask them questions about anything from forum protocols to Hopscotch code. They’ll also ensure that your topics and posts are relevant and positive. You can also tag them if you notice inappropriate content, unsafe links, etc.
When is a good time to tag them?
I’m sure they would love to help anytime, whether it is to deal with a flamewar, closing a topic temporarily, etc. Feel free to tag them for help, that’s why they are leaders.
When could I become a leader?
Whenever Ana or mods need some more or offer up some more spots or need more assistance. As for what’s required to earn the position – here is a bit of info on that:
What can a leader do?
Edit all posts. This includes making them a wiki.
Close and Archive topics
Edit topics in to or from any category
Make topics unlisted
Split and merge topics (portaling)
Reset topic bump date
Daily like limit increased by 3×
Any TL4 flag cast on any post immediately takes effect and hides the target post
What can’t a leader do?
Anything related to users, banning and profiles; this is restricted to THT so all users stay safe.
As previously mentioned, PMing people, custom groups, and custom titles are all mod-only functions.
Basically, a leader has full control of every post and topic, but nothing related to users
How can I see when any leader is on so I don't have to check each or tag them?
You can go to the leaders group and see when each person last posted or was last seen. This also allows you to see everyone in the group.
Any other questions?
Feel free to tag me or a leader about a FAQ. I will keep this post updated.
Content Codes – “Why was my post edited?”
Communication outside Forum
Possible Communication Outside Forum
Inappropriate Content / Language
Inappropriate Content / Relationships
Inappropriate Content / Disturbing
Spam; Put In Folder
The Hopscotch Team
Hopscotch Daily Challenge
Opening/Discussion Post. (First post in a topic)
(Let’s) Get back on topic
Stay on topic
Official Mass Tag List
Project Official Mass Tag List
General Discussion Topic (aka the thing below)
You can talk here about your Hopscotch Coding
General Project Updates Topic
Make Someone Smile
General Questions asked now and then
What’s an “anon” account?
It’s an account of someone who has been deleted for breaking the guidelines or by request, but system could not delete all of their posts. It’s like a ban, but not really.
Why must we leave in our edit reasons?
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Why have so many topics been closed (and reopened) recently? … or … Why do I have a bunch of tags?
To put it in my own words, no community is perfect. Hopscotch has a few things that they need to take care of, and they need to do this without being constantly asked by the community on what is happening. That’s why they say “we don’t talk about it” for that situation, as terrible as the reason may come off at first – there’s a reason behind it which is confidential to keep the rest of us safe, really, it is.
If you’ve seen these happen before, you know what they are. If you haven’t that’s ok. Mentioning these events or occurrences don’t help the community get better in any way, and if you really need to speak about it privately, email firstname.lastname@example.org
It feels like my advice is being ignored… is anything even happening “behind the scenes” like the Leaders say?
Obviously, I have no first-hand experience, but the process of getting things done take some time, and it varies depending on timing and the group taking the action. I definitely believe the Leadership team is trying their best to provide a good experience, regardless of the outcome. And @Leaders, if you want to edit this to correct some statements, please do by all means.