Other moderator options

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In addition to the functions discussed on other pages in this category, moderators also have access to the following options:

Approve

You find this option at the top of a post to the left of Quote. Clicking this will approve a post which is awaiting approval, making it visible to all regular members of the forum. The (!) symbol is displayed to the right of the name of any board which has topics or posts awaiting approval on the message index. Clicking (!) will take you to the [http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Moderation_center#Unapproved_Posts

Lock Topic

You will find this button at the bottom of a topic. Clicking it will lock the chosen topic, which prevents any users who are not moderators or administrators from replying or modifying the topic's posts.

Set Topic Sticky

You will find this button at the bottom of a topic. There is also a Sticky this topic check box in the Attachments Additional Options (Additional Options in 1.1) section when you make a post.