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XF 1.2 Admin not able to sticky threads?

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by jauburn, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Very confused/frustrated by the user group settings in Xenforo. I have a user set up as Admininistrative (main user group), with secondary user group set to Moderating. The Administrative user group can sticky threads, but this person shows no such option. I verified the issue myself.

    What could be the problem?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I see a problem, then, right away with instruction #1:

    "1. All members should be in the Registered group as their Primary - that includes moderators, administrators and super administrators."

    If that's the case, then why is it possible to change the Primary user group? If this #1 is correct, then the option to change the primary user group simply doesn't make sense. Or is the sense of this option explained elsewhere?
  4. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Also, it would appear that if the Administrative user group can stick threads and the Moderating user group cannot, if a user has both Administrative and Moderating as secondary user groups, his "Administrative" privileges will drop to that of Moderating--so in the example I started with, he/she would no longer be able to stick threads.

    This behavior seems illogical to me. That is, if someone is both Moderating and Administrative, then the privileges should extend to the highest level, not drop to the lowest level.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is not correct.

    Permissions are cumulative.
  6. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Very odd. It was only when I unchecked the lower-level status and left Administrative that this user obtained the ability to stick threads.
  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    If you follow the guide that Brogan linked to it really makes permissions simple and easy to use.
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Did you use "Never" or "Not Set (no)"?

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