The General rank is the 2nd highest rank of the Sploder Community Forums, and the highest rank a user can achieve without possessing absolute power over the site. There have been a recorded 14 Generals in Sploder history, 7 of which are still active. The name origin for General is based of the real-life Military rank, where the General is appropriately the highest seated officer.
Generals are Lieutentants who are widely known and liked, have a strong sense of leadership and responsibility, and are mature, intelligent, kind and helpful to others. Generals can be considered the leading members of the site, right under Geoff. Generals can see all 5 special categories; the POW Camp, The Barracks, The Bunker, The Lieutenants League and the Mod Area, restricted only for Generals and Comman
A General possesses all available powers of the Forum, with the exception of changing the site layout, hyper-text and shutting it down altogether. It is the lowest rank where one can promote or demote users and create new ranks. It is the second highest rank where one can accept Applicants, view the POW Camp, and Splode, Sink or Fuse threads.
To avoid corruption of authority, the responsibility of Generals is extremely high; if they break a rule, they will be immediately demoted.