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Content moderators can edit profile messages.. why?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Rigel Kentaurus, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Please explain me this design decision.. it confuses me, a lot

    So I am adding a moderator for a node/forum, next screen is permissions .. and in permissions I see...
    "Profile messages"

    Why would I want a Content moderator having access to the profile posts?
    In my mind, If I am giving permissions for the Node
    .... that is because I intend the moderator to be able to moderate that node

    and having profile messages granted is an unintended side-effect

    Could you consider removing those (just not showing them might be ok), if I want to give someone permissions to edit profile posts I can always add them supermoderator permissions with that.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you want this thread moving to suggestions?
  3. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    That's ok, it is more like feedback ... I am just trying to understand first why it works like that ...
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I presume it's just that the same form/set of permissions are used for both types of moderator.

    Personally speaking, I find this setup slightly more flexible as it allows you to grant profile moderating permissions without making someone a super moderator.

    Although I can see the argument for having it either way.
  5. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I see

    It actually drives me a little crazy .. someone could have permissions to edit profile posts, and I would have to go through all and every moderator check for that ... (with more than 50 forums that starts to be really annoying). I guess I can also do it with a query, since that's how I did it with vb anyway.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Is it that big an issue though? If you trust a moderator enough to moderate a forum, what is the harm of them being able to moderate profile posts, which will often be spammed upon by spam bots?
  7. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    The way I want it setup, nobody in my site can moderate profile posts, each user moderates their own profile
    whynot likes this.
  8. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Not even the admin(s). That would be wonderful.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Why don't you set up the Moderating user group to have those permissions turned off - i.e. give all moderators the common permissions you want them all to have.
    And then assign individual user permissions to the super moderators.

    That's how I do it.

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