Any account have a numeric global role assigned to it. If this role is lesser
than 4, it means the user is in the global staff.
Anything above 3 or undefined is considered a regular user. Janitors are able
to delete any post or thread on the site and to close global reports.
Volunteers are able able to lift and issue any kind of global ban.
Admins are able to add or remove volunteers and janitors, to delete and
transfer boards. They are also able to create boards when board creation is
Roots are able to assign admins.
The first admin or root will have to have it's role set using the terminal
arguments. Consult the readme.md on src/be for instructions on that. Any role
have all the powers of the less
privileged roles. When your account
has access to the global staff tools, a link on your account page will be
A board have it's board owner and board volunteers. Board volunteers are added
by the board owner and are able to delete content on the board, lock, pin,
make threads cyclic, close board reports, change board settings, and apply
bans for the board.
Board owners are able to do that, plus they are able to transfer or delete
their own boards, add board banners, filters, custom css and rules.
Board owners can add a css file to their boards, just using the upload form on
the board management page. To delete the custom css file, click the upload
button without entering any files.
Any non-banned user is able to report content, as long as said content haven't
been reported yet.
Open reports will be displayed on the main moderation page with a link to the
reported content and a button to close the report.
Closed reports are not deleted until the content they relate to is deleted. It
is also possible to ask for the engine to delete the reported content when
closing the reports.
As long as you are logged in, your global role and board role will be verified
when you try to delete content AS LONG AS YOU DON'T INPUT A PASSWORD.
If you input a password, your account will not be validated and the system
will try to use the deletion password you provided.
Not only its possible to delete content, but also to only delete the files
posted on the content.
Regular file deletion will just remove the reference to the file, while media
deletion will actually wipe the file from the site. Media deletion is only
usable by global staff.
Global staff is also allowed to use a clear IP to delete content from this IP
across the whole site. Board staff can use IP deletion, but it will be
restricted to the board of the first selected post to be deleted by IP
Acessing moderation tools
When you open a thread, there will be a link that will lead you to the
moderation page for that board and thread, with all the moderation tools for
Threads have 3 settings: pin, lock and cyclic.
Pin will make a thread be listed above all others, no matter how long it was
it's last bump.
Lock will prevent anyone from posting on a thread.
Cyclic will make the thread never get into auto-sage. Instead it will delete
old posts when it hits the post limit that would trigger auto-sage.
To apply bans, select the checkboxes on the left top corner of postings and
write a duration for the ban. The format used is the following:
y: amount of years.
M: amount of months.
d: amount of days.
h: amount of hours.
m: amount of minutes.
So if you write "2d 1h" it will create a 49 hour ban. The order of amounts and
spacing doesn`t matter. The same could be "1h 2d".
Board staff is also required to fill the captcha.
Bans can be lifted from the bans page that can be accessed from the moderation
Optionally, you can enter the ban reason and message. The ban message will be
displayed on the post itself instead of the default ban message set in the
site configurations. Global staff with the power to apply bans can select the
checkbox to apply a global ban.
The ban reason will appear for both the user and on the bans list.
It is also possible to ban entire ranges of ips. When banning an user, select
the ban mode. Range bans can use either the first half or the first three
quarters of the user ip. Alternatively, it is possible to manually ban a known
IP on the range bans page.
Files can also be banned, keeping anyone from posting them. Copy the md5 of
the file shown in the thread moderation page and input it on the hash bans
There are many ways to customize how a board works in general.
The [code] tag allows for posts to transform text in this tag into a
non-formated text that is best used to display code.
The name used for anonymous posters, board name and description can also be
Board message will be displayed above the posting form and accepts any most of
posting markdown plus custom links using [displayed text](address).
Adding a custom CSS will cause this file to be used after all other CSS files
on board, thread and catalog of the board.
A custom JS can only be added if allowed by the global setings.
A custom spoiler will replace any spoiled files on the board.
Location flags can be toggled. They won't work if the site doesn't have the
location data installed.
Custom flags can be selected by users when they post, being shown in place of
a flag representing their location.
Tags will be shown on the board listing and can be used to search for boards.
Captcha mode allows for greater control on when an user has to use a captcha
to post. Not only is possible to set for captchas to be required always or
never, but it's also possible to set it to be used only when creating threads.
Textboard mode will disable the uploading of files entirely. It is also
possible for users be required to always upload at least one file when
creating a new thread.
Unique files and posts will require that users do not upload files that are
already present on the board or that post similar posts.
By default users have an id unique to them inside threads, this feature can be
disabled for greater anonymity.
If you set users to not be allowed to delete their own posts, only staff
members will be allowed to delete them.
If forced anonymity is toggled, then users won't be able to use a name when
posting. They will still be allowed to use role signatures, however.
Early 404 will cause threads that have less than 5 replies to be deleted when
they leave the top third threads.
It is possible to make some posting more strict than the global values:
Amount of files
Maximum size for files
Maximum amount of threads on the board
Maximum amount of replies on threads
Valid file formats that can be uploaded to the board.
Any value greater or not included on the global values will be ignored.
Filters change a term for another term.
One can add customized banners for a board, they will be displayed randomly
Rules can be written and will be made visible on the rules.html page of the
Board message markdown
It is similar to standard posting markdown with some differences:
It won't handle quotes.
Links won't be handled the same way, you have to use standard markdown for
For example: [A link](http://hurr.durr) becomes
[code] tag won't be applied.