To see what I mean follow these steps:
- Create a new user named ‘test’ for example and then make them a Moderator (forum based NOT super) via the users->moderators->create_new_moderator
- Before saving the Moderator form check the box for ‘Quick check all’ and either leave them as a registered member or add them to the ‘moderating’ usergroup (but ensure that the Forum Moderator Permissions are set to ‘Not set’ which is the default for a new install).
- After saving the form sign in as your new moderator. You will notice that the only new post option is the ‘Spam’ button. ‘Delete’ and ‘Edit’ are not available.
- In order to actually provide these extra moderation options you will have to go back to the Moderator form users->moderators->your_user. Here you will need to uncheck one option (your choice) and then save the form. Simply saving a second time without un-checking one value will not change anything.
- You will notice that only now does your ‘test’ user actually has proper moderating permissions.
- This issue does not affect newly created ‘Super’ moderators.
- This is also not an issue if the newly created moderator is assigned a secondary usergroup (such as ‘moderating’) which already has the forum permissions set to ‘Allow’.