Frequently Asked Questions
- What is PhpBB?
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes. PhpBB™ is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
- What is the difference between administrator and moderator?
The Administrator is responsible for the entire management of his forum. He is the only master but he has the possibility to assign a moderator to his forum, that he may chose among the members registered and this one will be able to share some powers with the administrator.
- What powers does the moderator have?
He may edit members’ messages (except administrators), delete messages, delete a topic, move a topic to another “room”, lock/unlock a topic, make sure that the rules are respected, penalize member who do not respect it, create post-it, modify profiles.
- If I give you my email address, will I start receiving unwanted emails?
Of course not. We keep your address safe and we do not make it public so nobody can have access to it. You will only receive emails form us from time to time to let you know about updates. And it is your choice afterwards if you want to be informed by email about new posts on your forum or new members’ registration.
- Will there be tutorials available for beginners?
Yes there are plenty of tutorials already available on the support forum and the administrator creates every week a new one. Everything is clearly explained and it really is helping.