A moderator on the Art of Problem Solving website is a non-administrator user who has powers for a particular forum which non-moderators don't. That is: they can lock topics in a forum, move them, delete them, comment about certain posts and so on. The short form for moderator is mod, the short term for administrator is admin.
When a user is an Administrator, their name shows up in red. When they are a mod, their name shows up in green.
An user automatically becomes an administrator of a forum if they create it. This user can manage who gets to be a mod or admin in said forum.
Moderators vs. Administrators
Administrators are more powerful in Art of Problem Solving than moderators. Moderators answer to Administrators, and not vice versa.
Some admins might have their names in blue instead of red. Those are AoPS site administrators. They are administrators to all forums on AoPS, even private forums and class forums. They are part of the AoPS ninja squad, but all work for Gmaas.
List of Admins
Below is a list of some of the current AoPS site admins:
5space (Dustin Ransom) aarjunakani (Arun Arjunakani) adjones (Aaron Demby Jones) aemills (Amy Mills) ak.santana (Anakaren Santana) amysz (Amy Szczepanski) AoPSSheriff Bencooper222 (Ben Cooper) brentnicklas (Brent Nicklas) BugMaster cadschlieps (William Cadegan-Schlieper) cmcdowell copeland (Jeremy Copeland - School Director) corinne (Corinne Madsen - CTO) cpage (Chris Page) devenware (Deven Ware) dcouchman (Dorothy Couchman) DPatrick (David Patrick - CFO) Extensions gmaas (Grayson Maas - CCO) hualinster jbatterson (Jason Batterson - BA Headmaster) jgf1123 (James Fung) jprosk LauraZed (Laura Zehender) levans (Larry Evans) MellowMelon melschulz (Melissa Schulz) msanchez (Mariela Sanchez) MSTang nadhirajk nprince (Noah Prince) nsato (Naoki Sato) paulhryu (Paul Ryu) phxu (Phyllis Xu) psalerno (Paul Salerno) rrusczyk (Richard Rusczyk - CEO) rjashmore (R.J. Ashmore) sarahtrebatleder (Sarah Trebat-Leder - CPO) sdever (Sophia Dever) sparsa (Sonia Parsa) sseraj (Samer Seraj) tlcruickshank (Tina Cruickshank) tmoyer (Tasha Moyer) TrexJen willwang123 (Will Wang) yatingliu (Yating Liu)