A Discussions Moderator is a user who has additional tools available to manage conversations in various features across the community where users are having social discussions. These tools are:

  • Removing and restoring threads and replies from any user.
  • Closing and reopening threads
  • In the Forum feature specifically, moderators also have the ability to manage Forum boards, move threads from one board to another, and highlight and un-highlight threads.
  • Moderating chat
  • Deleting blog comments
  • Editing and deleting article comments
  • Moderating the Discussions feature, if enabled.

Having this status causes "DISCUSSIONS MODERATOR" to appear next to the username on the user's user page, unless changed on MediaWiki:User-identity-box-group-threadmoderator.