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== View All Members ==
 
== View All Members ==
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This is the default page when going to the Members section of your admin panel. Here you will see a list of all the members on your forum.
  
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The list of users shows this information:
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* '''ID''' - Their User ID.
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* '''Username''' - Their username, the actual name they registered with.
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* '''Display Name''' - The name that shows to other users.
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* '''Email Address''' - their email address.
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* '''IP Address''' - Their last known IP Address.
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* '''Last Online''' - The last time they were online, in days.
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* '''Posts''' - Their total [[post count]].
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The last column is a check box, only select the members you wish to delete. The very top box will check or uncheck all member boxes.
  
 
== Search For Members ==
 
== Search For Members ==

Revision as of 07:42, 30 November 2010

A member is a person that has Registered on a Forum. It is usually beneficial for a Guest to become a member if they intend to Post or use the Forum more than once.

Members have access to Profile and Notification Options that are unavailable to guests. Members can also be placed in Membergroups, made [Moderators]] or Administrators, given special Permissions, and access members-only areas. Being able to send Personal Messages, receive forum e-mails, and post new Polls and Topics are some additional benefits that may be available by becoming a member of a Forum.

By default, a Forum can support 16,777,215 registered members. However, this limit can be raised relatively easily.


View All Members

This is the default page when going to the Members section of your admin panel. Here you will see a list of all the members on your forum.

The list of users shows this information:

  • ID - Their User ID.
  • Username - Their username, the actual name they registered with.
  • Display Name - The name that shows to other users.
  • Email Address - their email address.
  • IP Address - Their last known IP Address.
  • Last Online - The last time they were online, in days.
  • Posts - Their total post count.

The last column is a check box, only select the members you wish to delete. The very top box will check or uncheck all member boxes.

Search For Members

Awaiting Approval

This page displays a list of all of the members on your forum that are waiting for their account to be approved by an administrator. This page is only accessible if you have the setting: Method of registration employed for new members set to Member Approval or are using some other method of registration but have members that registered when member activation was once required.

The following information is shown on this page, associated with each member that awaits approval by an administrator:

  • ID - Their member ID.
  • Username - Their username, the actual name they registered with.
  • IP Address - Their last known IP Address.
  • Registered - Their registration date

On the far right of this page are checkboxes that each correspond with the member they are next to. You can click any of the checkboxes you want and then use the selection box at the bottom of the page to pick what you want to do with the members who you checked.

You can perform the following tasks on the members you select on this page:

  • Approve the selected members - This activates the selected members' accounts. They will now be able to login and do whatever their permissions set for them allow them to do. Prior to being approved, unapproved members are presented with this message when they try to login: "Your account is still awaiting admin approval."
  • Approve and send email to the selected members - This will approve the selected members' accounts as explained above, but will also email the selected members, notifying them that their accounts were approved.
  • Approve and require reactivation for the selected members - This will approve the selected members' accounts, however will still require the members' to reactivate their account by email.
  • Reject selected members' accounts - This will reject the selected members' accounts, making it so they will not be able to login at any point. Note: This will delete the selected members' accounts.
  • Reject and send email to selected members' - This will reject the selected members' accounts, but unlike the above option, will also send the members an email telling them that they were rejected. Just as the option before, this option will permanently delete the accounts of those selected for rejection.

Awaiting Activation

This page displays a list of all of the members on your forum that have not activated their accounts. This page is only accessible if you have the setting: Method of registration employed for new members set to Member Activation or are using some other method of registration but have Members that registered when Member activation was once required. Another way there may be unactivated accounts is if you registered a member through the admin panel and had the checkbox "Require user to activate the account" checked.

The following information is shown on this page, associated with each member that awaits approval by an administrator:

  • ID - Their member ID.
  • Username - Their Username, the actual name they registered with.
  • IP Address - Their last known IP Address.
  • Registered - Their registration date

On the far right of this page are checkboxes that each correspond with the member they are next to. You can click any of the checkboxes you want and then use the selection box at the bottom of the page to pick what you want to do with the members who you checked.

You can perform the following tasks on the members you select on this page:

  • Activate the selected members - This activates the selected members' accounts. They will now be able to login and do whatever their permissions set for them allow them to do. Prior to being activated, the unactivated members are presented with this message when they try to login: "Your email address needs to be validated before you can login."
  • Activate and send email to the selected members - This will activate the selected members' accounts as explained above, but will also email the selected members, notifying them that their accounts were activated.
  • Delete selected members' accounts - This will delete the selected members' accounts, making it so they will not be able to login at any point. Note: Use this with caution as the deleted members' will be permanently deleted.
  • Delete and send email to selected members' - This will delete the selected members' accounts, but unlike the above option, will also send the members an email telling them that they were deleted. Just as the option before, this option will permanently delete the accounts of those selected for deletion.
  • Remind and send email to the selected members - This will email the selected members' accounts to remind them to activate their accounts.

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