Training Quiz For Forum Moderators! Trivia Questions

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Training Quiz For Forum Moderators! Trivia Questions

Welcome to the Training Quiz for Forum Moderators! There are a lot of people who take part in making a meeting run smoothly but some of the most important is the moderator who helps to plan it all out and ensure it goes on smoothly. If you are feeling up to the challenge of moderating a forum be sure to take up and see how well you will be.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The __________ page(s) lists the basic rules and Terms of Service for PbNation.com. These rules apply to the entire web site, including private messages.
    • A. 

      Advertising and Business Posting Guidelines

    • B. 

      Buy/Sell/Trade Category Rules

    • C. 

      Feedback Rules

    • D. 

      Forum Stickies

    • E. 

      Rules / TOS

  • 2. 
    When a forum has additional rules they are displayed in the _______.
    • A. 

      Advertising and Business Posting Guidelines

    • B. 

      Buy/Sell/Trade Category Rules

    • C. 

      Feedback Rules

    • D. 

      Forum Stickies

    • E. 

      General Rules

  • 3. 
    Most questions are already answered in the ______ so that is a good place to start when looking for answers.
    • A. 

      TOS

    • B. 

      Talk to Mods Section

    • C. 

      Private Forum Captain's Forum

    • D. 

      FAQ

  • 4. 
    Please go to this thread and paste a link to NotYourPsycho's post that has the sig instructions in it. http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1758328
  • 5. 
    With whom may you share a user's IP information?
    • A. 

      Traditionally mods will only tell users if two IP's match.

    • B. 

      In the Forum Captain private forum.

    • C. 

      In a Private Message to the user in question.

    • D. 

      In a Private Message to another Forum Captain.

    • E. 

      In a Private Message to a Moderator, Mega mod or an Admin.

  • 6. 
    Please post a direct link to where a user could find the best answer to the question, "what is feedback fraud?"
  • 7. 
    Which of these is avoiding the swear filter?
    • A. 

      Bitch

    • B. 

      C0ck

    • C. 

      Bitches

    • D. 

      SH1T

    • E. 

      F*** You

  • 8. 
    Under what circumstances may a user create a second account and talk to himself or about himself within a thread?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      In Small Talk

    • C. 

      In B/S/T

    • D. 

      When a user has one account for a business and another for personal use.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are examples of Trolling?
    • A. 

      Posting in a direct attempt to elicit an emotional response.

    • B. 

      Posting an over the top negative comment in a forum devoted to that subject.

    • C. 

      A term to describe a user who watches the forum but doesn't post.

    • D. 

      Insulting a team within their forum.

    • E. 

      Pretending to be new and repeatedly asking obvious questions.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is porn according to the PbN definition?
    • A. 

      Michelangelo's David when posted in a thread about art.

    • B. 

      A picture of a sex act being committed with no nipples or genitalia shown (or covered up).

    • C. 

      Genitalia drawn crudely in MS Paint.

    • D. 

      Sperm on a woman or man.

    • E. 

      A picture of a fully clothed person but with a watermark to a porn site.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is spam?
    • A. 

      Posts outside of b/s/t trying to sell or promote something be it a cell phone, paintball gear or a website.

    • B. 

      Unsolicited links, either posted or PM'd.

    • C. 

      A business posting a pre-order for a marker coming soon.

    • D. 

      An individual posting a marker for sale in marker forum.

    • E. 

      An individual posting a marker for sale in the B/S/T forum.

  • 12. 
    Where do the TOS (Terms of Service) or Rules for PbNation not apply?
    • A. 

      PMs. They are labeled private for a reason.

    • B. 

      Over AIM.

    • C. 

      At the paintball field.

    • D. 

      In the ASM or any private forum.

    • E. 

      In your pants.

  • 13. 
    What tool combines two or more threads into one thread?
    • A. 

      No such tool

    • B. 

      Join Tool

    • C. 

      Sticky Thread Tool

    • D. 

      Merge Thread Tool

    • E. 

      Combine Thread Tool

  • 14. 
    Combined threads can be broken back into their respective threads using the ______ tool.  
    • A. 

      No such tool

    • B. 

      Un-join Tool

    • C. 

      Un-sticky Thread Tool

    • D. 

      Un-Merge Thread Tool

    • E. 

      Un-Combine Thread Tool

  • 15. 
    The "Sticky Thread" tool: 
    • A. 

      Forces a thread to the top of the Forum.

    • B. 

      Forces a thread to the top of the Homepage.

    • C. 

      Copies a thread to multiple forums.

    • D. 

      Adds a thread to your sticky subscription list.

    • E. 

      Adds a thumbtack icon to the thread.

  • 16. 
    The "Sticky Thread" tool can be used for:  
    • A. 

      Announcements

    • B. 

      Forum-specific Rules

    • C. 

      Official Threads

    • D. 

      Other Useful Information

    • E. 

      B/S/T Posts

  • 17. 
    A closed thread in one of your assigned forums:  
    • A. 

      Removes the thread from public view.

    • B. 

      Prevents users from posting in a thread.

    • C. 

      Deletes the thread.

    • D. 

      Prevents users from editing their posts.

    • E. 

      Still allows you to post without opening it.

  • 18. 
    When a thread is deleted:
    • A. 

      It is permanently removed from the server.

    • B. 

      It is removed from public view, but still remains on the server.

    • C. 

      It is still visible to Forum Captains and Mods.

    • D. 

      New posts can not be made but existing posts can be edited or deleted by users.

    • E. 

      It can still receive an infraction later.

  • 19. 
    When closing a thread:
    • A. 

      Always post why.

    • B. 

      Only post why if it is confusing.

    • C. 

      Always PM a moderator explaining why.

    • D. 

      Move it to Evidence after it is closed.

    • E. 

      If the thread itself breaks the rules, post a link to the rule explaining why it should never have been made.

  • 20. 
    When opening a closed thread:
    • A. 

      Always post why.

    • B. 

      Only post why if it is confusing.

    • C. 

      Always PM a moderator explaining why.

    • D. 

      Move it to Evidence after it is opened.

    • E. 

      If you weren't the one who closed it, check with the person who closed it first.

  • 21. 
    When moving a thread:
    • A. 

      Always post why.

    • B. 

      Only post why if it is confusing.

    • C. 

      Always PM a moderator explaining why.

    • D. 

      Do not move threads outside of your assigned forum.

    • E. 

      Usually leave a redirect.

  • 22. 
    When deleting a thread:
    • A. 

      Always post the reason for deletion

    • B. 

      Only post the reason for deletion if it is confusing.

    • C. 

      Always PM a moderator explaining why.

    • D. 

      Always fill in the reason field.

    • E. 

      Move it to Evidence after it is deleted.

  • 23. 
    When deleting a post:  
    • A. 

      Always report the post so a mod can also infract.

    • B. 

      Always PM the user letting them know why it was deleted.

    • C. 

      When applicable PM the user letting them know why it was deleted.

    • D. 

      When applicable report the post so a mod can also infract.

    • E. 

      Forum Captains should not delete posts.

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Delete the thread.

    • B. 

      Move the thread to the correct forum.

    • C. 

      Close the thread.

    • D. 

      Close the thread and direct the user to the correct forum.

    • E. 

      Delete the thread if it is offensive or has no place on the site.

  • 25. 
    The tools to moderate specific posts within a thread can be found:  
    • A. 

      In the ModCP.

    • B. 

      At the top of the thread under Thread Tools.

    • C. 

      At the bottom of the thread under Moderation.

    • D. 

      On the bottom of the forum page under Moderation.

    • E. 

      On the forumdisplay.php page under Post Moderation.

  • 26. 
    The tools to moderate a specific thread can be found:
    • A. 

      In the ModCP.

    • B. 

      At the top of the thread under Thread Tools.

    • C. 

      At the bottom of the thread under Moderation.

    • D. 

      On the bottom of the forum page under Moderation.

    • E. 

      On the forumdisplay.php page under Post Moderation.

  • 27. 
      The tools to moderate multiple threads at once can be found:    
    • A. 

      In the ModCP.

    • B. 

      At the top of the thread under Thread Tools.

    • C. 

      At the bottom of the thread under Moderation.

    • D. 

      On the bottom of the forum page under Moderation.

    • E. 

      On the forumdisplay.php page under Post Moderation.

  • 28. 
    With the "Copy Post Tool" you can:
    • A. 

      Copy a post to another thread.

    • B. 

      Copy a post and create a new thread.

    • C. 

      Copy the post to the same thread.

    • D. 

      Copy the post to another forum.

    • E. 

      Copy multiple threads.

  • 29. 
    Forum Captains can:
    • A. 

      Close inappropriate threads in their assigned forums.

    • B. 

      Open closed threads outside their assigned forums.

    • C. 

      Read deleted posts outside of their assigned forums.

    • D. 

      Move threads to other forums.

    • E. 

      Delete posts or threads that break the rules in their assigned forums.

  • 30. 
    Moderators can: (This does not count Megas or Admins)
    • A. 

      Edit individual posts.

    • B. 

      Put in for a ban request.

    • C. 

      Infract users.

    • D. 

      Infract forum captains.

    • E. 

      Close threads outside of their forum.

  • 31. 
    If you have a difficult decision that affects just your forum you should:  
    • A. 

      Poll the users and see what they think.

    • B. 

      Post in FC forum and ask other mods and FCs.

    • C. 

      Talk to the mods and FCs for your forum.

    • D. 

      Read the FAQ and try to decide what follows the written and spirit of the PbN rules.

    • E. 

      Post in Talk to Mods and ask what Moderators think.

  • 32. 
    Forum Captains can see what additional private information in the Bannage Log that a regular user can not see?  
    • A. 

      Porn. Lots and lots of porn.

    • B. 

      The user's alternate accounts.

    • C. 

      The moderator who banned the user.

    • D. 

      When the user will be unbanned.

    • E. 

      The user's infractions.

  • 33. 
    A Forum Captain's basic responsibilities include:  
    • A. 

      Cleaning up stickied threads.

    • B. 

      Deleting inappropriate content.

    • C. 

      Collecting new content and adding it to stickied threads.

    • D. 

      Correctly answering questions and then closing the thread.

    • E. 

      Explaining why threads break the rules and then closing the thread.

  • 34. 
    What is the best way of showing someone the correct way to enter specific vB code?  
    • A. 

      Refer them to the FAQ.

    • B. 

      Add spaces to the code and telling them to remove the spaces.

    • C. 

      Add characters to the code and telling them to remove them.

    • D. 

      Use the [noparse] tags around the correct, finished code.

    • E. 

      Post the answer and have them quote it so they can see the code.

  • 35. 
    The Infraction System is:
    • A. 

      Imaginary.

    • B. 

      The primary tool used to deal with users who violate the rules.

    • C. 

      A way to teach users the rules without them losing posting privileges.

    • D. 

      A demerit system used to punish bad users.

    • E. 

      Only available to Mega Mods.

  • 36. 
    The purpose of the Infraction System is to:  
    • A. 

      Educate the users on the rules.

    • B. 

      Give users an opportunity to change their behavior without being banned.

    • C. 

      Keep track of warnings given to users.

    • D. 

      Smite users and put the fear of God in them.

    • E. 

      Add color to their otherwise drab user profiles.

  • 37. 
      When you see a thread that needs additional moderation outside of your powers, you should _______.  
    • A. 

      Report the post and say why.

    • B. 

      PM a moderator for that section.

    • C. 

      Post in the Forum Captain forum with a link to the issue.

    • D. 

      Always post in TTMA with a link to the issue.

    • E. 

      Complain that you should be given mod powers so you can "deal with all the punks."

  • 38. 
    Forum Captains only become mods ______.
    • A. 

      After 2 months.

    • B. 

      After 6 months.

    • C. 

      After 50 moderator actions.

    • D. 

      After over 1000 moderator actions.

    • E. 

      Only if the mod staff thinks they are ready.

  • 39. 
    The most common reason a Forum Captain takes longer to become a mod or never becomes a mod:
    • A. 

      Fails the mod quiz.

    • B. 

      Becomes less active on the forum.

    • C. 

      Does not report enough posts.

    • D. 

      Does not demonstrate that they are an outstanding Forum Captain.

    • E. 

      Does not post in such a way that reflects well on PbNation.