This guide is still relevant for XF2 and should be required reading for new admins. Everyone's usergroups have different needs, but aside from "banned" it's hard to imagine a scenario where you wouldn't set Registered as the primary group.
Excellent resource. Coming from vBulletin, I was indeed misinterpreting the hierarchical/cumulative permissions structure in Xenforo. That meant effectively that I was inadvertently denying certain permissions to admins and moderators because they weren't also in the registered users group. Thank you.
Excellent information. Seems that most of us need to learn the basics before we have permission conflicts.
I am as guilty as sin.
Since reading this I have dropped groups, move all users and set the permissions up right.
thanks for taking the time to write this useful article.
Thank you for writing this. It is a different way of doing it for sure, but after learning how it works, it's actually easier and better than other implementations I've seen. So again, thank you Brogan for taking the time to educate me.
Thanks Brogan this really helped me sort out the permissions and helps make it much easier to understand and implement on a multi-usergroup forum, espcially when you have a number of forums that are restricted to certain groups or hidden from groups.