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Not to be confused with Member Ranks.
Member Groups
 Administrators  AdministratorsTechnicianSupervisors
 Moderators  Global ModeratorsModerators
 Magazine Staff  Head of Magazine StaffMagazine Staff
 Other Staff  Former Staff#GBAtemp.net IRC Staff
Podcast CrewTV Tempers
 Members  MembersNewcomersValidating
 Infractions  SuspendedBanned!
 Unregistered  Guests

Administrators

The Administrators are the owner of GBAtemp, its domain name, its servers, and everything related to it. They make the biggest decisions and do technical work (server administration, domain management, design, coding...).


Technicians

Technicians are members who have total control over the board and servers, but hold none of the responsibilities that moderators do. When something goes wrong with the board, these guys are usually here to help fix it.


Supervisors

As their name suggests, these people Supervise the Forum and all Moderators. They have access to the Admin Control Panel, allowing them to promote or demote members, change member names, ban members and more.


Global Moderators

The Global Moderators moderate all the forums on GBAtemp. They have some more privileges than Moderators, like the ability to Edit signatures (rather than removing them).


Moderators

The Moderators, also known as Forum Moderators or Local Moderators, keep the forum clean from Spam, flaming, .... To do this, they can edit or remove all posts in the sections they are assigned to. They can also move, rename and (un)sticky topics.


Head of Mag. Staff

The Head of the Magazine Staff decides what news is posted and in what format. He/She also has access to more Staff forums than normal Magazine Staff members.


Magazine Staff

The Magazine Staff are a special group of people who are allowed to post news directly to the front page. They share a private forum with the rest of the staff, but do not have access to the main Staff Forum.


Former Staff

The Former Staffers are members who used to be active Staff Members. For different reasons, they became inactive and were thus moved into this group. They still have access to the main Staff Forum, and can have moderating powers, but are free of any responsibility.

For more information about the Former Staff members, read the Former Staff members page.


#GBAtemp.net IRC Staff

The IRC Staffers are a group of people who moderate the IRC channels linked to GBAtemp. They share a private forum with the rest of the staff to discuss problems in the channel and alert the moderators with problems in the forums.

For more information on the members, read the IRC Staff members page.


Podcast Crew

The Podcast Crew is responsible for creating the GBAtemp podcast (called Tempcast).


TV Tempers

These members have access to the GBAtemp TV Service.


Members

The people in the group called Members are those who have posted at least 100 messages on the forums.
This group has special rights over the Newcomers: they can access and use the Trading Forum.


Newcomers

The Newcomers are people who have posted less than 100 messages on the forums.
They are not allowed to use the Trading Forum, unlike the Members.


Validating

The Validating member group is made of people who have registered, but haven't validated their account.
When you register on GBAtemp, an e-mail is automatically sent to your e-mail address to make sure that the e-mail address you've entered is valid and belongs to you. If you do not receive the e-mail, then you cannot validate your account and you then stay in the Validating member group. Like the Guests, this group has very few rights.


Suspended

When you are Suspended, you are no longer allowed to post on the forums, and do not have access to some forums.
Members breaking the rules after several warnings are suspended. Suspensions are in general temporary.


Banned!

You may be banned for several reasons:

  • If you keep breaking the rules after a temporary suspension.
  • If you spam the board
  • If you consider or commit ill-intended actions against GBAtemp or its members
  • By mistake! If you are unfortunately in the same IP range as a spam bot. In that case, contact one of the Administrators.
  • For mysterious reasons that the Staff wishes to keep confidential!

Keep this in mind: Having access to a forum is not a right, it is a privilege.


Guests

Guests isn't a member group, it is actually the fact not to have any member group at all.
Simple visitors who are not logged in are considered as Guests. Since GBAtemp is a community, and values its members above all, the Guests are not authorized to post messages, and can't view some forums.