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Seperate user management and mailing users in admin permissions

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by estranged, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. estranged

    estranged Well-Known Member

    Currently if you allow an admin to manage users they can also send mail to all users. I believe this has nothing to do with managing users. I allow them to manage users for editing signatures, avatars or things like that if needed. I have 90.000+ registered members and I am not comfortable with giving this permission to my admins. My ip would be blocked by providers and my server would be suspended probably if such thing happens. I think there must be an additional permission called Email Users

    They also have the permission of rebuilding caches which would not be so nice for a large site.
    Atilla CONKER, Grover, Walter and 2 others like this.
  2. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    Agreed. First post liked.

    Especially the "rebuild caches" is a "please die, now" button in my site (and it is only 300k posts), not to say that nobody should be re-indexing but the super admin

    A rogue admin could also email your 90,000 users if you ever have a quarrel, you don't want anybody with that power
  3. estranged

    estranged Well-Known Member

    Mike does not agree unfortunately :)

  4. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    That is an old post, and Mike is a reasonable person.

    Plus, I agree with him, build caches is not dangerous for an Admin
    BUT it is dangerous for a Mod that was given admin privileges so he can manage users

    Different things :)
  5. estranged

    estranged Well-Known Member

  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Three days is old? :confused:
  7. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I was almost sure I read that a couple months ago. My bad.

    I still insist these should be separate permissions, and making that change is not that hard.
    Stating that it works as designed does not mean that is the final design. It just works as it is designed right now, if new requirements are discovered, and they are reasonable, there is room for improvement.
  8. Atilla CONKER

    Atilla CONKER Member

    i have doubts about a persons state of mind if he thinks rebuilding caches is not dangerous for any admin.
  9. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    No need to insult anyone :)

    Actually, that is ok for someone that is the admin and owner of the forum. However, I do want to delegate some admin tasks to people that I know and trust, without giving them access to features and areas I do not want them peeking to, neither to buttons that they might accidentally click :)

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