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Allow Moderator to Update Resource

Alfa1

Well-known member
#1
Currently a moderator cannot update a resource because there is no permission for this. They can only reassign the resource, update it, then reassign again.

Please add moderator permission to Update Resource.
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
#2
Can an admin update a resource? If so you can give some moderators restricted admin rights, i have 2 moderators with some admin rights on my forum (manual upgrading users for example).
 
#5
This would be particularly useful for us on our site as well, as we use the approval queue to manually review all submitted files before they become publicly available, and able to make small changes to files before they are actually published without the user having to resubmit again would be extremely helpful for both our staff and members.
 

katsulynx

Well-known member
#6
I'm participating on a team where - while they actually own their resources so they can delete it completely, alter the description, etc. at any time they wish - users are not allowed or supposed to upload files themselves, so we can moderate them more effectively by controlling them first for file format, structure, viruses, etc. The issue is as described above - when a moderator wants to post an update for that resource, he has to assign the resource to him for the time being, publish the update and then assign the resource back to the original user.

Also I am pretty convinced that this would just line up more with the possibilities that moderators have all across xenforo. They are pretty much able to edit and control everything and anything if they are given the correct permissions, so not being able to assign them the right to update resources that do not belong to them just feels off - especially when considering that they can easily work around this by just shifting around the resource owner and enable themselves to do pretty much everything with the resource at that point anyway, so why not give them the permission right away.
 

Alfa1

Well-known member
#7
At several websites and internal corporate sites we host documentation that is not created by the person uploading it. Also collaborative files which are created by multiple people.
So in reality the resource has no owner. Or not a single owner. Therefore updating it is also done by different people.
XenForo does not allow for multiple resource owners.

The solution to this that I have found is to let them send the file to a moderator so that he can upload the new version.
 

Gladius

Well-known member
#8
As above, but also we often have a situation where file authors submit a resource on our site and a couple others, but then later on forget or don't bother to update it on all sites. So when our staff knows that there's a newer version of a submitted resource and the author isn't around to update it to latest version, it's infinitely faster for our staff to just do it themselves. This happens A LOT in practice.