A moderator is a personal account that can manage entries in a community's moderation queue, approve or deny membership requests, and manage comments to community entries.
When a community has moderated posting
, entries are submitted to the moderation queue, where a moderator can then approve or reject them. The moderation queue can be accessed through the Community Management page under the "Awaiting Moderation" column.
Moderators do not have the ability to change any settings in the community or to delete entries once they have been approved from the moderation queue, but they can approve or deny membership requests, screen and freeze comments, and apply tags.
Please note: LiveJournal users often use the term "moderator" when they are actually referring to a community maintainer
- While a moderator can always add existing tags, they can only create new tags or remove tags from an entry if the "Who can create new tags and add/remove tags from entries" on Manage Tags
is set to Members Only, Any User, or to a Custom Security Group
that contains that moderator.
- When a moderator screens a comment that comment is collapsed but a link remains for the moderator to unscreen the comment. If they refresh the page, that comment will then be entirely hidden and can't be unscreened.