A newsgroup monitored by an individual or group (the moderator) who has the authority to block messages deemed inappropriate. Moderated newsgroups have fewer flames and less spam than unmoderated forums.
In online discussion forums and blogs with comments enabled, the site or forum authors monitor and often censor inappropriate comments and posts that are left for public display. The moderation authority is called a moderator. See “All About Online Forums” in the Did You Know…? section of
In online forums and other online discussion spaces the moderator has the authority to block messages deemed inappropriate or break the rules of that discussion space. Moderators generally try to keep users on topic and keep the discussion thread or chat room free of personal insults and derogatory comments.
- modifier key
A key on a keyboard that only has a meaning when combined with another key. Examples of modifier keys include the Shift, Control, and Alt keys.
- modular architecture
Refers to the design of any system composed of separate components that can be connected together. The beauty of modular architecture is that you can replace or add any one component (module) without affecting the rest of the system. The opposite of a modular architecture is an integrated architecture, in which no clear divisions exist […]
- modular computer
Where the word modular represents in sections or designed for easy change and expansion, the term modular computer refers to a multiprocessing computer system where processing, memory, and peripheral units can be added or removed without disrupting its operation.