Understading groups in discourse

Hi guys,

What’s the difference between staff, admin and moderators? And what is this under the name of the group (Owner, automatic, member?)

Thank you.

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Hello @jenni_alencar!

Staff = Both admins and moderators

Admin = controls forum and settings (in a really simple way)

Moderator = controls content and users

You are the owner of the group. This is shown by a green shield icon. You can change group settings.

You are a member of the group.

You are automatically added to the group. For example: moderators is automatic. You must tick a checkbox to make a group automatic in the group settings when creating the group. (correct me here if I’m wrong)


Official documentation on that is Description of various user states in Discourse


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