XF 1.5 Redundant User Groups?

I've just imported from vB 3.8 and have a few User Groups that I'm not sure if it's safe to delete or not. Can anyone advise if these are vital parts of xF and whether I can delete them or not?

1. Banned
2. Moderating - all of my Moderators are in a User Group called Super Moderators and appear to have the correct permissions and formatting. All Moderators for individual forums are in an appropriate User Group relating to what forum they moderate, and also set as Moderators for the individual forum as per the setting in AdminCP
3. Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Also, I have two User Groups that give no additional permissions over any other user - their sole purpose is to set a different User Title (was a Rank in vB) to replace that of an ordinary member. Is there a better way to do this, or should I keep with User Groups for this?

Many thanks


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XF has four default user groups which cannot be deleted - IDs 1 to 4.
  • 1 - Unregistered / Unconfirmed
  • 2 - Registered
  • 3 - Administrative
  • 4 - Moderating
It is recommended that all members are in the Registered user group as the default.

Other than that, it's up to you how you use the user groups and whether you use them for permissions, styling, or both.