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[6.0] - Editing Users Locally 

Graphical Synchronet User Editor (Windows Only)
The Windows graphical user editor application can be executed from the
menu bar of the Synchronet Control Panel as shown below.

Below is a screenshot of the GUI User Editor with a sample user and data
shown.  How this screen looks will vary depending upon your configuration
and what data you decide to collect from new users. There are many options
and settings available in the User Editor and you should spend some time
getting familiar with this feature.

[6.1] - Online User Editor (Telnet/RLogin)

U
	At the Reading Mail or Reading All Mail prompts, hitting 'U' will pop
	the sysop into User Edit with the author of the previous message as the
	current user.  Hitting 'U' from the Reading Messages (O)perator menu will
	start User Edit too.

UEDIT Sysop Command
        Typing ';UEDIT' at either the Main or File prompts (when using the
	Synchronet Classic command shell) will also pop the sysop into User Edit
	and if a user number or name is specified (e.g. ;UEDIT 20 or ;UEDIT BOB),
	then that user will be the current user account in the editor.

	Other command shells may have different methods of accessing sysop commands
	from the top-most level menus.
Using the online user editor, a sysop cannot raise any user's security level above
his own and cannot give a user any Flags or Exemptions that he/she doesn't have. 
A remote sysop can not edit any information of any users with a Level higher than
his own and their passwords, real names, and phone numbers aren't displayed to him/her.

Online User Editor Screen Example:

Alias     : The Albatross                   Password     : MYPASS    10/12/91
Real Name : Joe Schmoe                      Phone number : 714-555-1212
Address   : 404 N.S. West Ln.               Age/Sex/BD   : 31 M 03/08/61
Location  : Irvine, Ca                      Zip Code     : 90001
Note      :                                 Handle       : J Schmoe
Computer  : 386DX-25 ISA SVGA 4 60 ST506    Modem type   : 14.4/V32

First on  : 07/19/91  Expire    : 12/18/95  Last on   : 09/12/92  20:13
Time on   : 2831      Today     : 0   105   Last call : 9   90    Extra : 0
Logons    : 156       Today     : 0   6     Posts     : 39  24    Today : 0
E-mails   : 22        To sysop  : 3         Waiting   : 0         Today : 0

Uploads   :         3,085 bytes in 1 files
Downloads :    90,389,401 bytes in 282 files 
Credits   :     4,007,324 free: 0 (0 per day)
Minutes   :             0

Sec Level :
Flags #1  :   CD       L N              Flags #3  : AB  E
Flags #2  :       G                     Flags #4  :      F H
Exemption :                             Restricts :

User Edit Screen Explanation
The 1st line contains either the alias (if aliases are allowed) or the name
of the user, the user's password, and the date the password was last modified.

The 2nd line contains the user's real name and the user's phone number.

The 3rd line contains address of the user, the user's age, sex, and birthday in
the form MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY if European Date format is enabled.

The 4th line contains the user's location (normally City, State) and Zip
(or postal) code.

The 5th line contains a public note about the user and the user's chat handle.

The 6th line contains the user's computer description and modem type.

The 7th line contains the user's private comment - only readable or editable
by a sysop. If there is a '$' after the "Comment" label, then this user has
a message file currently attached and is view/editable with the '$' command.
If the comment is blank and there isn't an extended comment, this line is
blank.

The 8th line contains the date the user was first on, the user's expiration
date, and the date and time the user was last on. Dates are in the form
MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY if European date format is enabled.

The 9th line contains the total time (in minutes) the user has been online,
how much time today, the maximum time he is allowed per day, amount of time on
his most recent call, the maximum time he is allowed per call, and any extra
time the user may have accumulated through file uploads.

The 10th line contains the total number of logons for this user, the number
of logons today, the maximum number of logons this user is allowed per day,
total number of messages posted by this user, the user's current post/call
ratio, and total posts today.

The 11th line contains the total number of e-mails sent by this user, total
number of e-mails sent to user #1, number of e-mails currently in user's
mailbox, and the number of e-mails this user has sent today.

The 12th line contains the user's NetMail forwarding address. If the user
doesn't have a NetMail forwarding address specified, this line is blank.

The 13th line contains the total number of bytes uploaded by this user and
the total number of files.

The 14th line contains the total number of bytes downloaded by this user and
the total number of files. If the user has had any suspected leech downloads,
the number of leech downloads is displayed here too.

The 15th line contains the number of credits this user currently has. The
free credits are given on a daily basis as determined by the sysop.

The 16th line contains the amount of time credits this user has (in minutes).

The 18th line contains the user's Security Level.

The 19th line contains the user's Flag Sets 1 and 2 (if any).

The 20th line contains the user's Flag Sets 3 and 4 (if any).

The 21st line contains the user's Exemption and Restriction Flags that are set
(if any).

The 23rd line contains the User Edit command prompt which contains the number
of the current user and the total number of user slots on the system.

If the current user is deleted or inactive, then the 1st line will contain a
string that specifies this status and all other lines will be shifted down one.

[6.2] - Online User Editor Commands

As with most Synchronet command prompts, hitting '?' will display a menu
of commands.
  A  Alias and Chat Handle		 S  Sex (Gender)		      
  B  Birthday                            T  Set Text Search String           
  C  Computer                            U  Upload/Download Stats            
  D  Delete/Deactivate/Restore           V  Validate User                    
  E  Exemptions                          W  Password                         
  F  Flags                               X  View Extended Comment            
  G  Go to a User                        Y  Copy User to Another Slot        
  H  Edit/Create Extended Comment        Z  Restrictions                     
  I  Inspect/Edit User's Defaults        ]  Go Up One User                   
  J  Edit Minutes                        [  Go Down One User                 
  K  Edit Dates                          }  Search Up                        
  L  Location and Address                {  Search Down                      
  M  Security Level                      /  Set ARS Search String            
  N  Note                                ~  Set Leech Download Counter       
  O  Comment                             +  Adjust Credits                   
  P  Phone Number                        *  Adjust Minutes                   
  Q  Quit to Main Menu                   $  Edit Credits                     
  R  Real Name                           #  View User Questionnaire          

The available commands are listed below with explanations.

A - Alias and Chat Handle:
        This command will let you edit the user's alias - a 25 character field
        that must start with a non numeric character. You can also edit the
        user's chat handle (an 8 character field) with this command.

B - Birthday
        You can edit the user's birthday with this command. The form of the
        date is forced as either MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY (depending on the
        setting of the European date option).

C - Computer Description:
        You can edit the user's 30 character computer description field with
        this command.

D - Delete/Deactivate/Restore/Activate:
        If the current user is at normal status (not deleted or inactive),
        hitting this command will prompt you if you wish to delete or
        inactivate this user. If you delete a user, his account will be saved
        for number of days since his last logon. This number of days is
        specified by the sysop in the SCFG. After this number of days,
        a new user may obtain this slot. Inactive slots are the same as deleted
        ones, except that they are reserved and can't be used by new users.
 
        If the current user is deleted or inactive (as specified by the 1st
        line of the screen), this command will allow you to restore the user
        to normal status.

E - Exemption Flags:
        Exemptions are used by the sysop to give user's extended privilege
        to the system. For example, you might want to give a trustworthy
        user the right to remove, move, and edit descriptions of all files
        in the Transfer Section. Normally users can only remove or edit the
        description of a file they've uploaded, but a user with the 'R'
        exemption can move any file, remove any file, or edit any file
        description in the Transfer Section. This ability is normally only
        given to sysops.

        Using this command you can toggle the state of an Exemption Flag
        by hitting the corresponding letter. To view a menu of the available
        exemptions, hit '?' or [ENTER] to stop editing the Exemption Flags.

        The following is a list of the available exemptions and their
        descriptions ($ indicates that sysops have this capability):

        A - Anonymous
                Allows user to post and send e-mail anonymously.
        C - Chat $
                Allows user to page the local sysop with the ;CHAT command
                regardless of the sysop availability state (Scroll-Lock).
        D - Download
                Allows user to download files even when the user doesn't
                have enough credits.
	E - Expire by Time
		Prevents user account from expiring when the user runs out of
		time and the SCFG->System->Toggle Options->User Expires When
		Out of Time is set to YES.
        F - FidoNet Crash/File Request/Return Receipt NetMail
                Allows user to send NetMail using title specifiers:
                "CR:" to over-ride default crash status to ON
                "FR:" to send file requests (FREQ)
		"FA:" to send file attachments
                "RR:" to request a return receipt
                See Sending FidoNet NetMail for more information.
        G - Multiple Nodes $
                Allows user to be logged on to more than one node at a time.
                This exemption is useful for Guest accounts.
        H - No inactivity
                Allows user to be logged for extended inactive periods
                without being automatically disconnected.
        I - Interrupt Nodes $
		Allows user to interrupt (hang up on) other nodes with the
                ;INTR command.
        J - Chat Channel Cost
                User will not be charged credits to change chat channels.
        L - Logons per day
                Allows user to logon the system an indefinite number of times
                per day.
        M - Modem Rate $
                Allows user to logon any node at any modem speed regardless
                of what the minimum modem speed for that node is.
        N - Node Locking $
                Allows user to toggle the lock status of any node with the
                ;LOCK command and log on a locked node.
        P - Permanent
                This user account will not be automatically deleted because
                of inactivity.
        Q - Quiet/Anonymous Node $
		Allows user to toggle the quiet or anonymous state of his node
                with the ;QUIET or ;ANON commands respectively. Nodes that are
                in quiet mode appear to be "Waiting for call" to the other
                nodes. Anonymous modes appear to have "UNKNOWN USER" online.
        R - Remove/Move/Edit Descriptions of Files $
                Allows user to remove, move, or edit the descriptions of any
                file in the Transfer Section that the user has access to.
        S - Send NetMail Cost
                User will not be charge credits for sending NetMail.
        T - Time Online
                Allows the user to remain online indefinitely - no time limit.
                The inactivity timer remains active.
        X - External Programs
                User will not be charged credits to run external.

F - Flags:
        This command lets you toggle the state of all Flags. Hitting a number
        will allow you to edit that particular flag set. Hitting '?' will
        display a menu that is used to remind the sysop of the meaning of each
        Flag. These menus are located in the TEXT\MENU directory and names are
        FLAGS1.ASC, FLAGS2.ASC, FLAGS3.ASC, and FLAGS4.ASC. Hitting [ENTER]
        will end the editing of the flags.

        The Flags in conjunction with the Level can by used by the sysop to
        limit access to Message Groups, Sub-boards, External Programs,
        General Text File Sections, Transfer Libraries, and Directories.

G - Go to a User:
        This command will let you change the current user into another user
        by entering the user's name, partial name, or number. It should be
        noted that the fastest way to change the current user is to type the
        number of the user directly at the User Edit prompt.

H - Edit/Create Extended Comment:
        This command will let the sysop edit or view an existing extended
        comment or create a new one. An extended comment is a free-form message
        file that a sysop creates that contains information pertaining to this
        user. A '+' after the "Comment:" string on the 5th line of the User
        Edit screen specifies that an extended comment already exists.

I - Inspect or Edit User's Default Settings:
        This command will bring up the current user's default settings for
        ANSI terminal emulation, screen length, screen pausing, spinning
        cursor, auto new file scan, clear screen after messages, auto menu
        display, and default QUIET mode (if the user has the 'Q' exemption).

J - Edit Minutes:
        This command allows the sysop to edit the current user's minute field.

K - Edit Date Fields:
        The command will let you edit the date fields for this user's last
        logon, first logon, expiration date, and password modification date.
        All dates are forced to the form MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY if European
        date format is enabled.

L - Location:
        This command will allow the sysop to edit the user's address, location,
        and zip/postal code fields.

M - Security Level:
        The sysop can edit the user's Security Level with this command. The
        user's Level is a decimal number in the range 0 to 99. Higher levels
        indicate higher access. Users with a level of 90 or higher are
        considered to be sysops. The sysop can use the Level in conjunction
        with the Flags to limit access to Message Groups, Sub-boards, General
        Text File Sections, External Programs, Transfer Libraries, and
        Directories. The Level also determines the user's maximum time online
        per day, per call, maximum logons per day, and maximum number of lines
        per message (post or e-mail).

N - Note/Name:
        If aliases are allowed on the system, this command will allow the sysop
        to edit the user's public note. This field is displayed next to the
        user's alias in user listings and the logon list.

        If aliases are not allowed, this command allows the sysop to edit the
        user's name. The user's name is a 30 character field that must begin
        with a printable non-numeric character. The first letter of each word
        in the user's name is forced uppercase.

O - Sysop Comment:
        This command allows the sysop to edit the private 60 character comment
        field regarding this user.

P - Phone Number:
        The sysop can edit the user's phone number.

Q - Quit User Edit:
        Exits the User Edit function and returns the sysop to where he was
        prior to initiating User Edit.

R - Real Name (if aliases are allowed):
        This command allows the sysop to edit the user's real name - a 25
        character field. The first letter of each word in this field is forced
        uppercase.

S - Sex:
        A single uppercase character is used to describe the sex of the user
        (normally 'M' or 'F'), but can be changed to any uppercase character
        with this command.

T - Set Text Search String:
        Use this command to set the text string to search for (using the {
        and } commands).

U - Upload/Download Statistics:
        The sysop can edit the user's upload and download statistics with
        this command. The statistics are the number of bytes and files uploaded
        and the number of bytes and files downloaded. These are numeric fields.

V - Quick-Validate User:
        This command will display the ten quick-validation sets (0 to 9)
        for quickly setting the user's Security Level, Flags, Exemptions,
        Restrictions, Expiration Date, and/or Credits. The Quick-Validation
        sets are set by the sysop in SCFG->System->Quick-Validation Values.

W - Password:
        Use this command to change the user's password. The password
        modification date doesn't change when using this command (use 'K'
        to change the password modification date).

X - View Extended Comment:
        This command allows the sysop to the user's extended comment if it
        exists.

Y - Copy User to Another Slot:
        This command will copy the user data of the current slot to another
        valid slot. This will overwrite any user information in the
        destination slot.

Z - Restriction Flags:
        A sysop can give a user restrictions from certain sections or features
        of the BBS by setting one or more valid Restriction Flags. Typing the
        letter of a restriction will toggle its status, '?' will display a menu
        of the valid restrictions and [ENTER] will end the flag editing
        procedure. The valid restrictions and their descriptions follow:

        A - ANSI and Ctrl-A Codes
                User can't write messages containing either ANSI escape
                sequences or Ctrl-A attribute codes.
        B - Beep
                User can't put beeps (Ctrl-G, ASCII 7) into messages
                (posts, mail, or chat).
        C - Chat
                User can't use any chat functions.
        D - Download
                User can't download files.
        E - E-mail
                User can't e-mail other users (includes M) (can still e-mail sysop).
        F - Forward Mail
                User can't forward mail.
        G - Edit Defaults
                User can't edit their default settings.
        J - Quoting
                User can't use internal message quoting.
        K - Read Sent Mail
		User can't read/kill sent mail.
        L - Logon Once a Day
                User will only be allowed to logon a maximum of once a day
                regardless of what his Level allows normally.
        M - Networked Mail
                Can't send NetMail.
        N - Networked Subs
                User can't post on networked sub-boards.
        P - Post
                User can't post messages on Sub-Boards.
        Q - QWK Network Node
                This user account is used for a QWK Network Node BBS system.
                This restriction automatically puts the user at the QWK prompt
                upon logon and no other sections of the BBS are accessible.
                This restriction also allows the user to upload REP packets
                containing messages that are from users other than the current
                user.
        R - Remove/Edit Descriptions of Files
                User can't remove or edit file descriptions of files he has
                uploaded.
        S - E-mail Sysop
                User can't send e-mail (feedback) to user #1.
        T - Transfer Section
                User can't access the Transfer Section at all.
        U - Upload
                User cannot upload files to the Transfer Section.
        W - Auto-message
                User cannot write to auto-message.
        X - External Programs
                User can't access the external program menu ('X' from Main
                Menu).
        Y - Are you sure (y/N) ?
                The user will be forced to answer Yes prior to performing
                any function from the Main or Transfer Sections.

] - Move Up One User Slot:
        Increment the current user number by one. If the current user is
        the last user, the current user will become user number 1 (wrap).

[ - Move Down One User Slot:
        Decrement the current user number by one. If the current user is
        the first user, the current user will become the last user (wrap).

(Number) - Change to User Number:
        Entering a user number directly at the User Edit command prompt will
        make that user the current user.

/ - Set Search String:
        Use this command to set the AR string to search for (using the { and
	} commands). See the ARS Security chapter for explanation of AR string.

} - Search Forward:
        Searches from the current user to the last user for the string set by
	the '/' (ARS) or 'T' (text) command.

{ - Search Backward:
        Searches from the current user to the first user for the string set by
	the '/' (ARS) or 'T' (text) command.

~ - Set Leech Download Counter:
        Every time a user downloads a file and the BBS detects the possible
        use of a 'leech' protocol, a counter is incremented and the value is
        displayed on the Downloaded Bytes and Files line if it is not zero. To
        change the value of this counter, use the '~' command.

+ - Add or Subtract Credits:
        This command will let you add or subtract credits to/from a user's
        account. Putting an 'M' after the number will multiply the amount by
        one megabyte (1,048,576) or a 'K' will multiply the amount by one
        kilobyte (1024). Placing a '$' will multiply with the number by the
        number of credits per dollar in the current system configuration.
        Placing a minus sign before the number will perform a subtraction of
        credits.

* - Add or Subtract Minutes:
        This command will let you add or subtract time from the user's minute
        field. Putting an 'H' after the number will multiply the amount by 60
        minutes (an hour). Placing a minus sign before the number will perform
        a subtraction of minutes.

$ - Edit Credits:
        This command allows you to edit the amount of credits of the current
        user.

# - View SIF Questionnaire:
        If the sysop has specified a SIF questionnaire in the SCFG and the
        current user has answered the questionnaire, this command will allow
        the sysop to view the answered questionnaire. An output SIF (usually
        an abbreviation of the input SIF) will be used if specified in the
        SCFG, if not specified the output SIF will be used for viewing.

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