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XF 1.2 Permission Combination Confusion

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by ibnesayeed, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    I have some issues in setting up content moderator permissions. If I set global "Forum Moderator Permissions" for "Manage (move, merge, etc.) thread by anyone" to "Allow" then content moderators of specific forums get this permission globally even in the forums where they are not assigned moderation duties. If I set the same permission in a specif node instead then they get no permissions. See the screenshot from "Permission Analysis" page below.


    While manual says:
    Why is the final value calculated as "No"?
  2. TheJoker

    TheJoker Member

    I'd assume because usergroup permissions take precedence over forum-specific permissions, but I'm not entirely sure if that's the case.
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    False, content specific permissions overrule user group.

    As to the actual question, I'm not seeing anything jumping out that would cause it to be No.
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  4. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    I think I have realized the reason now. I used to think that any permission item appearing under "Forum Moderator Permissions" section will be applied to only the moderators of of the forum in question. But I think this is not the case, correct me if I am wrong please. @Brogan @Jake Bunce

    Now, the screenshot thing is clear to me. It was actually a Category node which cannot contain threads. But it would be nice if it was noted in the Permission Analysis tool. (A suggestion may be?) :)
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, that's the reason. If you analyze the sub forum, it's a yes?

    Forum moderator permissions is not as you belief. It's just permissions that pertain to moderating a forum.
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  6. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Yes! And that's why I realized it later. A hint there would be great though. Or possibly hiding those permissions from the places where they don't belong. :)
    Yes! I realized that it is just a grouping of permission sets. :)
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Misread your post, thought you still thought that. Lol.

    Those permissions should be shown there, it does trickle down the tree. Node type may be a valid suggestion.
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  8. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Makes perfect sense. Thanks! :)
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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I did mention to Mike a few weeks ago about the permissions analysis and categories.

    It's just something which needs to be borne in mind when using the function.
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  10. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brogan. I have used that functionality for the first time hence it took me some time before I came to this realization. I think a little hint text may be helpful for others. :)

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