What Are These "Usergroups"?
Wow! I can't believe that it's been six years since I signed up for Goth.Net and became a member of the forums!
If I'm not mistaken, Prez has been hard at work: the site has changed -- it's been upgraded, updated and all other things beginning with "up
I still love this place! I had to visit after watching the not-so-subtle social commentary that is Addams Family Values
To business: Perhaps "usergroups" existed way back when I was a regular user -- but I don't remember any groups of users, other than "Admins
" and "Moderators
I did a search and couldn't find anything. My question:
What are "usergroups" all about?
In a few moments I will specify my question.Old geaser voice:
"Why -- way back in mah day when I were a wee goth-ling, we didn' have no "usah-groups"!
*6 years here - you should no we no like images in posts.
I see that there are several levels for the masses of forum-citizens: Registered users
I read the description -- but hardly understood it. It says:
"Usergroups enable board admins to better administer users. By default you will be placed in a specific group, this is your default group. This group defines how you may appear to other users, for example your username colouration, avatar, rank, etc. Depending on whether the administrator allows it you may be allowed to change your default group. You may also be placed in or allowed to join other groups. Some groups may give you additional permissions to view content or increase your capabilities in other areas.
Granted: being the member of a usergroup enables the board admins to better administer users. However I do not fully understand in what way the usergroups directly benefit the common forum member. Questions:
How (precisely) does the classification of a member into a specific usergroup impact his/her participation of the Goth.Net forums?
What does one gain (or lose) by changing ones' usergroup?
It says that "[s]ome groups may give you additional permissions to view content or increase your capabilities in other areas
". This makes me wonder: is this a reference to the usergroups named "Assistant Administrators
" and "Moderators
", or does it pertain to any other existing usergroup(s)?
Keep up the good work guys! I love the site! I'm truly impressed at the devotion and passion that the forum leaders have for this community!
Much (un-dying) love for Goth.Net & the goth sub-culture,