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An administrator on the Art of Problem Solving website is a user who has powers for a particular forum which moderators and regular users don't.

The short form for administrator is admin.

When a user is an administrator, their username shows up in red. This only happens when the user is in the forum of which they are an administrator.

A user automatically becomes an administrator of a forum if they create it.


  • Lock topics in their forum
  • Move topics to other forums
  • Delete topics
  • Edit other users posts
  • Ban users
  • Invite users to the forum (If the forum is private)
  • Make other users moderators and administrators, comment about certain posts and so on.

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