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An administrator — often abbreviated to admin — is the most powerful user of a forum. In addition to the ability to edit, delete, and move posts and threads anywhere on the forum, they have access to the major forum settings and can create, hide, split, or destroy subforums, alter the very appearance of the forum, and so on. The founder of the forum is often the admin by default; however, admin privileges can be granted to any user, and the founder can give up his privileges.

The founder, sole admin, and owner of SciForums was Porfiry from its founding until late 2006, when new owners pseud0 and zox took over. Soon thereafter, Plazma Inferno! became an admin as well. JamesR is also an admin and is currently the most active.