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how to change over moderators
Posted February 8th, 2011 - 5:20 am by from Ichinomiya, Japan (Permalink)
hey everybody,

emily from the nagoya group here, i've actually moved away from nagoya, so i don't feel it's really relevant for me to continue being the nagoya group moderator, but...how do i pass it onto someone else? i have someone who's keen to do it in place of me, but i'm not exactly sure how to set it up. do i just opt of of moderator by clicking 'no', or will that mean noone will be able to then take up being the mod?

sorry for the probably very obvious and silly questions. happy CS! come surf in sapporo with me!


Posted February 8th, 2011 - 6:22 am by from Kure, Japan (Permalink)
Hi Emily,
Good question. I've actually been thinking about the same set of problems recently, as I'm planning on moving away from Japan soon myself.

The good news for you, I think, is that the hardest part of the transition is over: finding a suitable replacement moderator! Done. Awesome.

You can actually have as many moderators as you want for a given group or message board (maybe there's a limit, but I don't know what it is). Anyway, just go to the main members page of your group.

From that main screen, on the right hand side, you'll see a list of all your members. Scroll down to the very end where that list gets chopped off, and you'll see a link that says "See all group members." Click it.

That will take you to a page with all of your group's members on it. And for each member you'll have a couple of options: usually "Remove Member" and "Promote to Moderator." If the person or persons you want to be your new moderators are already members of the group, all you have to do is just find their info and click "Promote to Moderator" and voila! You're done.

Actually, from the same page you can "demote" yourself from moderator status, and even leave the group.

Hope that was helpful.

Good luck to you wherever you're headed next! Hopefully you'll still be CouchSurfing there, wherever it is. I'm actually pretty excited about exploring the CS community wherever it is that I land after Hiroshima. . .