Comparing moderation powers

Different types of users have different moderation powers in Discourse.

The table summarizes who can do what among the main types of power user:

  • Trust level 3, which can be reached automatically or given manually
  • Trust lvel 4, which can only be given manually
  • Moderators, who are ‘staff’
  • Category moderators who are not staff, but have powers like moderstors but only for the specific categories they moderate
Power TL3 TL4 Cat Mod Mod
Recategorize topics :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Rename topics :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Mark solved :gear: :gear: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Edit posts :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Split topics :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Pin/unpin topics :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Close topics :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Archive topics :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Unlist topics :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Reset bump date :x: :heavy_check_mark: :x: :heavy_check_mark:
Have shield icon :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Add staff notice :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Edit category descriptions :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Review posts & flags :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_check_mark:
Manage users :x: :x: :x: :heavy_check_mark:


What is a staff user on hosted Discourse?
Description of various user states in Discourse (Admin / Moderator / Staff / Developer / Other)
Category Moderator Improvements