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How to identify a "Mod" post - as opposed to a personal one?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by CyclingTribe, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Aside from being on the Staff list and having a marker under their avatar, there is no real way to tell if my mods are posting in an "official" capacity or a personal one.

    Are there any add-ons (or even suggestions based on your own experiences) that would allow us to clearly identify "mod" posts so that members can see a clear difference between the two?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The moderators on my site post using a different text colour when they have their mod hat on.
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  3. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    For very important things, I use a separate account that is named after our corporation, much like XF does for official announcements. Then I clarify that when I post as myself, I am only speaking for myself.

    It's a little different from what you are asking, but it's an option.
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Could you do a custom bb code for them, where it's styled like a quote but differently (if you know what I mean?). We had something similar on phpBB3 for an off topic comment on a thread .
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  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I feel like making an addon to do this...

    Have a little check box saying 'Official Post' under the watch thread checkbox, or near the post buttons for QR, and then have a postal indicator like when a public warning is displayed saying it's an official post...

  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    That sounds interesting - a simple, staff-only "tick" and it puts a coloured bar across the top of the post container with "Official post" (maybe phrase it so we can put what we like)? Simple, CSS stylable, I like it. (y)
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  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

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