FAQ At A Glance (I will continue to edit this – yeah it’s getting pretty big now)
Courtesy of Leaders for the 9/28/19 post edit.
Can you create custom groups?
No, they cannot. That function can only be done by a moderator. Update 9/28/19: Moderators can, and FP + Serenity got promoted. However, we are not ready for this functionality to come back yet.
Can you PM people?
Same as above Update 9/28/19: Same as above for moderators as well
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. Update 9/28/19: FP + Serenity can but probably won’t. Reason is same as above.
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 (August as we know) – 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
Update 9/28/19: Moderators can do these actions listed above, but FP + Serenity probably won’t use these. However, FP + Serenity can do mass edits, which is why several categories have been cleaned in the past couple of days.
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.