Any account have a numeric global role assigned to it. If this role is lesser
than 4, it means the user is in the global staff.
Anything above 3 or undefined is considered a regular user. Janitors are able
to delete any post or thread on the site and to close global reports.
Volunteers are able able to lift and issue any kind of global ban.
Admins are able to add or remove volunteers and janitors, to delete and
transfer boards. They are also able to create boards when board creation is
Roots are able to assign admins.
The first admin or root will have to have it's role set using the terminal
arguments. Consult the readme.md on src/be for instructions on that. Any role
have all the powers of the less
privileged roles. When your account
has access to the global staff tools, a link on your account page will be
A board have it's board owner and board volunteers. Board volunteers are added
by the board owner and are able to delete content on the board, lock, pin,
make threads cyclic, close board reports, change board settings, and apply
bans for the board.
Board owners are able to do that, plus they are able to transfer or delete
their own boards, add board banners, filters, custom css and rules.
Any non-banned user is able to report content, as long as said content haven't
been reported yet.
Open reports will be displayed on the main moderation page with a link to the
reported content and a button to close the report.
Closed reports are not deleted until the content they relate to is deleted. It
is also possible to ask for the engine to delete the reported content when
closing the reports.
As long as you are logged in, your global role and board role will be verified
when you try to delete content AS LONG AS YOU DON'T INPUT A PASSWORD.
If you input a password, your account will not be validated and the system
will try to use the deletion password you provided.
Not only its possible to delete content, but also to only delete the files
posted on the content.
Regular file deletion will just remove the reference to the file, while media
deletion will actually wipe the file from the site. Media deletion is only
usable by global staff.
Global staff is also allowed to use a clear IP to delete content from this IP
across the whole site. Board staff can use IP deletion, but it will be
restricted to the board of the first selected post to be deleted by IP
Acessing moderation tools
When you open a thread, there will be a link that will lead you to the
moderation page for that board and thread, with all the moderation tools for
Threads have 3 settings: pin, lock and cyclic.
Pin will make a thread be listed above all others, no matter how long it was
it's last bump.
Lock will prevent anyone from posting on a thread.
Cyclic will make the thread never get into auto-sage. Instead it will delete
old posts when it hits the post limit that would trigger auto-sage.
To apply bans, select the checkboxes on the left top corner of postings and
write a duration for the ban. The format used is the following:
y: amount of years.
M: amount of months.
d: amount of days.
h: amount of hours.
m: amount of minutes.
So if you write "2d 1h" it will create a 49 hour ban. The order of amounts and
spacing doesn`t matter. The same could be "1h 2d".
Board staff is also required to fill the captcha.
Bans can be lifted from the bans page that can be accessed from the moderation
Optionally, you can enter the ban reason and message. The ban message will be
displayed on the post itself instead of the default ban message set in the
site configurations. Global staff with the power to apply bans can select the
checkbox to apply a global ban.
The ban reason will appear for both the user and on the bans list.
It is also possible to ban entire ranges of ips. When banning an user, select
the ban mode. Range bans can use either the first half or the first three
quarters of the user ip. Alternatively, it is possible to manually ban a known
IP on the range bans page.
Files can also be banned, keeping anyone from posting them. Copy the md5 of
the file shown in the thread moderation page and input it on the hash bans
Filters change a term for another term.
One can add customized banners for a board, they will be displayed randomly
Board message markdown
It is similar to standard posting markdown with some differences:
It won't handle quotes.
Links won't be handled the same way, you have to use standard markdown for
For example: [A link](http://hurr.durr) becomes
[code] tag won't be applied.