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How come when I make a forum not postable by registered members it effects the admin?

#1
I wanna make a news section and I want only admins to post in there and whne I change registered members not to have permission to make threads it effectrs me the admin too... how cme?
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Long short, you should do this:

Creating a private forum

Because of the way Revoke works in xenForo you shouldn't use it to restrict a private forum. Instead you should use a special feature in xenForo called Private node. You will see the Private node checkbox when editing the permissions for a specific node. This basically inverts the permissions so that you can specify Allowed groups instead of Revoked groups. This is actually better for group management if you add more groups later.

Admin CP -> Users -> Node Permissions -> [select a forum] -> Private node
From this thread:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/understanding-permissions.5830/
 
#6

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#9
There is nothing whacky about it, permissions are cumulative and work exactly as designed.

If a member is in both user groups, as they should be, then NEVER will do exactly as it says.

Did you read the Permissions section of the Help manual I linked to earlier?
 
#10
There is nothing whacky about it, permissions are cumulative and work exactly as designed.

If a member is in both user groups, as they should be, then NEVER will do exactly as it says.

Did you read the Permissions section of the Help manual I linked to earlier?
I will just talking about my past experiences with forums.... My admin account is not in the same group as registered users though?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
If changes to the Registered user group are affecting your Admin account then I can guarantee it is in the Registered user group, either as Primary or Secondary.

Either that or you haven't set the permissions correctly for the Administrative group.

If you don't have your Admin account in the Registered user group as the Primary though, you don't have things set up correctly.

It is recommended however that all users have the Registered user group set as their primary user group and any additional groups they are members of are set as secondary groups. This makes it easy to manage permissions due to the cumulative nature in which they are applied.
http://xenforo.com/help/user-groups/
 
#12
If changes to the Registered user group are affecting your Admin account then I can guarantee it is in the Registered user group, either as Primary or Secondary.

Either that or you haven't set the permissions correctly for the Administrative group.

If you don't have your Admin account in the Registered user group as the Primary though, you don't have things set up correctly.

http://xenforo.com/help/user-groups/
What does it do on default? as I havent changed anything
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#13
Go to ACP -> Users -> Find User and enter your admin user name.

The user screen will list all the user groups you are a member of.

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