Raft & Channel Leaders

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Overview

It is easy to create a raft, but the real fun comes from building a community. Rafts can be created by anybody on Raftr. We provide tools to customize, build, and manage your community; this is a big responsibility, but it is very rewarding. It is important to keep your raft vibrant and attract broad membership; we delete rafts that do not achieve this to free up their names for others that wish to take on this responsibility.

As creator of the raft, you are designated as the raft’s leader (RL) and this comes with various rights and responsibilities. You get to select co-leader(s) and curators. Together a raft’s leader, co-leader(s), and curator(s) are its “raft admin.”

Why Set Raft Administrator Levels

  • Admins can help moderate content throughout the raft
  • Admins control and adjust raft settings and have advanced content control features
  • Some access levels allows administrators to release members who abuse the raft rules

Raft Leader Roles

Raft Rights Available Role
Change name Leader
Change tagline Leader / Co-Leader
Change icon Leader / Co-Leader
Add/ change cover image Leader / Co-Leader
Invite members (on by-request and invite-only rafts) Leader / Co-Leader
Suggest members (on by-request and invite-only rafts) Curator
Accept/ reject member requests (on by-request rafts) Leader / Co-Leader
Promote or demote members Leader: All admin ranks
Co-Leader: Can promote to/demote from Co-Leader and Curator ranks
Curator: Can promote to/demote from Curator rank
Release any members from your raft in member management Leader: All members
Co-Leader: All members except Leader
Curator: All members except Leader or Co-Leaders
Update category/topics Leader / Co-Leader
Add/ change location Leader / Co-Leader
Add/ change description Leader / Co-Leader
Add/ change welcome message Leader / Co-Leader
Add/ change rules Leader / Co-Leader
ProRafts only: Create custom chat channels Leader / Co-Leader / Curator
Change privacy settings Leader / Co-Leader
Pin posts Leader / Co-Leader / Curator
Remove posts created by other members Leader: Posts (of all types) created by any raft member
Co-Leader: Posts (of all types) created by any raft member other than the Leader
Freeze to temporarily prevent access from all members to the raft and all its channels Leader / Co-Leader
Permanently ban any members from your raft, and all its channels, in member management Leader: All members
Co-Leader: All members except Leader
Restrict members so that they cannot create posts, comments, or chat messages on any raft channels Leader: All members
Co-Leader: All members except Leader
Curator: All members except Leader or Co-Leaders
Review flagged posts to be able to take appropriate follow-up action Leader / Co-Leader
Manage permissions to create posts and event Leader / Co-Leader
Manage permissions to create chat channels Leader / Co-Leader
Manage cross posting Leader / Co-Leader
Manage auto-join Leader / Co-Leader
Manage “users can leave” Leader / Co-Leader

Leader

A leader has the ability to update the name, icon, teaser/tagline, description, rules, welcome message, cover image, pin posts, promote, demote and release any member if necessary.

Co-Leader

A co-leader has the ability to pin posts, promote the curator or co-leader, demote ranks, and release any member if necessary, except the raft Leader.

Curator

A curator has the ability to pin posts, promote to Curator rank, demote from Curator rank, and release any member except Leader or Co-Leader

Channel Leader Roles

Similarly, channel leaders and co-leaders have access to tools designed to help managed their channels. Please note: A user DOES NOT need to be a raft leader or co-leader in order to be granted leadership roles within the channel.

Rights Available Role
Adjust privacy settings Leader / Co-Leader
Approve or deny join requests Leader / Co-Leader
Approve suggested members Leader / Co-Leader
Change description Leader / Co-Leader
Change icon Leader / Co-Leader
Change name Leader / Co-Leader
Delete channel or group Leader
Invite members to private channels and groups Leader / Co-Leader
Invite members to public channels Leader / Co-Leader / Member
Remove members Leader / Co-Leader
Suggest members to private channels and groups Member
Remove messages created by other members Leader: Messages created by any member
Co-Leader: Messages created by any member other than the Leader
Freeze to temporarily prevent access from all members Leader / Co-Leader
Permanently ban any members in member management Leader: All members
Co-Leader: All members except Leader
Restrict members so that they cannot create or reply to messages Leader: All members
Co-Leader: All members except Leader
Review flagged messages to be able to take appropriate follow-up action Leader / Co-Leader
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