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Have you ever used "Never" ? in your Permissions ?

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#1
What was "Never" really intended for ?

There are dire warnings for using it.
never.permission.warning.jpg

So for User Group Permissions: Unregistered / Unconfirmed

Bypass flood check:


General Moderator Permissions
View IP addresses:​
Bypass user privacy:​
Use the spam cleaner:​
View warning details:​
Give users warnings directly:​
Delete all warnings:​

Forum Moderator Permissions
Manage (move, merge, etc.) thread by anyone:​

Stick / unstick thread:​
Approve / unapprove threads / posts:​
Delete post by anyone:​
Delete thread by anyone:​
Edit post by anyone:​
Hard-delete post by anyone:​
Hard-delete thread by anyone:​
Lock / unlock threads:​
Undelete threads / posts:​
View deleted threads / posts:​
View moderated threads / posts:​
Give warnings on posts:​

Personal Conversation Moderator Permissions

Start personal conversations:​
Upload attachments to personal conversations:​
Edit own messages:​


Profile Post Moderator Permissions


Approve / unapprove profile posts:​
Delete profile posts by anyone:​
Edit profile posts by anyone:​
Hard-delete profile posts by anyone:​
Undelete profile posts:​
View deleted profile posts:​
View moderated profile posts:​
Give warnings on profile posts:​

Q: Any reason why I shouldn't set all of these to NEVER ? Under what circumstance ? (Please give an example).
 

Kier

XenForo Developer
Staff member
#3
'Never' is a powerful tool that should not be employed lightly. It is used in banning, and other restrictive systems.
 
F

Floris

Guest
#4
We're using it quite specifically on XenFans, allowing us to quickly add people to certain usergroups limiting certain permissions.
 

dieketzer

Well-known member
#5
i use it on admin and moderator accounts to ensure they wont be 'liking' content, posting polls, changing avatars, posting profile comments, etc.
 

Digital Doctor

Well-known member
#6
I found one reason why you would want to be careful with NEVER.
I found it weird I could add an administrator as a: Unregistered / Unconfirmed user !
with out click !!

xenforo.administrator.permissions.jpg

Is it a good idea you can add someone to both the Registered and Unregistered group ?
Seems weird.