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Having a hard time understanding the permission system

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Lone Fox, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Lone Fox

    Lone Fox Member

    I just moved my forum over form MyBB to xenForo. I thought I understood everything, because I ran a "test forum" on the side, to check things out.

    I guess not, I need some help understanding what I'm doing wrong.

    Right now, I have three "staff" members
    member #1: Administrator
    member #2: Administrator & Moderator ('Super Moderator')
    member #3: Moderator

    For both of my Administrators, members #1 and #2, I have theme assigned to the 'Administrator' group (ACP > Users > Administrators). ALL moderator permissions are selected, yet they can't do anything on the board - can't move threads, or edit posts for example.

    Member #2 also has ALL moderator permissions selected in the 'Moderators' group.

    There are no individual custom user permissions
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Lone Fox

    Lone Fox Member

    I sort of understand, for example I have a "Registered / Unprivileged" usergroup and a "Registered / Privileged" usergroup. The unprivileged group is the default registration group, and it lacks certain features that the privileged usergroup has; I have most of the settings in the privileged group set "Not Set", since they are 'Allow' in the unprivileged group.

    ...but I don't want to draw my post out too long.
    member #1 is not planned to have major moderator privileges
  4. Lone Fox

    Lone Fox Member

    I think I figured out what I did...

    When I created a 'super moderator' and assigned all moderating permissions, for some reason I set 'Not Set' in the user custom permissions area to that particular member - which essentially revoked all moderating privileges?
    Just to be clear, I'm not even talking about the user group settings

    I'm a goof ball.
  5. Lone Fox

    Lone Fox Member


    Its safe to say that adding a member to the 'Moderator' or 'Administrator' group (not usergroup) and setting certain/or all moderator permissions will create a 'user with custom permissions' for that particular user.

    Just don't set everything to "Not Set" for that particular users custom permissions and make a thread about how its not working like I did :D
    Probably simple for you guys/gals to get, but this somehow slipped my mind.

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