What to do when adding moderators for the first time?

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  • rockabilly
    Senior Member
    • Jan 2009
    • 112

    [Forum] What to do when adding moderators for the first time?

    I was wondering if anyone can give me some good advice or solution on this...
    On my forum, I created a lot of fake users and logged in to those accounts to post topics to spur intested in my forum. Nobody wants to join an empty forum. I have started a lot of good threads and people are just now starting to get in the groove and frequenting the forum more often. Eventually I will need to add some moderators on to help me keep the place in shape.
    I am afraid that when I do add mods, they will check IP addresses and see that all the users I created are the same IP address as me, the admin. Is there anything I can do about this?

    Thanks in advance!
  • Trevor Hannant
    vBulletin Support
    • Aug 2002
    • 24183
    • 5.7.X

    If you add someone as a Moderator to a forum, you can set the 'Can View IP Addresses' to 'No' so that they can't view IP addresses against posts. However, this will restrict their abilities to spot spammers and other misbehaving users.
    Vote for:

    - Admin Settable Paid Subscription Reminder Timeframe (vB6)
    - Add Admin ability to auto-subscribe users to specific channel(s) (vB6)


    • rockabilly
      Senior Member
      • Jan 2009
      • 112

      Thanks for the info Trevor. If I set this to "No", can they find users by IP address in the Mod Panel?


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