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XF 1.3 What's the difference between a moderator and a user in a group with moderator perms?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Wolfe, May 12, 2014.

  1. Wolfe

    Wolfe Member

    I've wondered this for awhile now, is there any difference between these two scenarios?

    1. User is made a super moderator via /admin.php?moderators/ and is assigned certain permissions when being created.
    - or -
    2. User is placed into a user group that already has moderator permissions.

    To me, they both have the same permissions and can do the same thing. However, option 2 doesn't make them show up in the moderators list or in the moderator log. Is there any other difference(s)? Thanks.
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All moderators must be made a moderator via the ACP, this marks them as staff internally and will open up a few moderating systems that aren't available regardless of having permissions or not.
    Wolfe likes this.

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