This page contains additional information about threads that might help you better understand how threads work.
Information on these roles and their permissions are listed below from most to least powerful.
First moderators have the highest level of permissions as they are the creator of the
moderated thread. Therefore they can decide to:
add initial moderators, or remain the sole moderator
decide if the thread is a
If so, add initial members, or remain the sole member
First moderators also inherit permissions of moderators, members, and users.
Moderators exist in
moderated threads, if the first moderator chooses to add additional moderators. Once moderators are added, they can:
remove any post
add other moderators
If the thread is a
member thread, they can also:
add new members.
Moderators also inherit permissions of members and users.
Members exist in
member threads and must be added by moderators. They can:
post new messages
Members also inherit permissions of users.
Users are all 3Box users. In any thread, 3Box
read all posts
This is because threads and the messages contained inside are stored publicly. The only requirement to reading a thread is bring able to define the thread address or the thread parameters.
Persistent threads are uniquely defined in one of two ways: a unique thread address, or a unique set of thread parameters. Both options can be used.
threadAddress is the unique address of the OrbitDB feed store that keeps the content of the thread, which can be used to identity a thread. No two addresses are the same so this uniqueness holds true even for threads that are saved in different spaces.
The thread parameters are a unique set configurations that define a thread. These include:
First Moderator ID +
Members Boolean. When joining a thread, if any of these options differ then you will be interacting with a different thread.
Unlike persistent threads, ghost threads don't use OrbitDB in any capacity so we cannot identify the ghost threads using OrbitDB information.
threadAddress is ghost threads is simply the complete topic used to publish and subscribe to messages on pubsub. It looks something like this:
Ghost threads don't have parameters like moderators, everyone in the room has write access.