I strongly believe that a way to set node permissions to inherit for the entire node would be fantastic. An 'inherit all' near the 'private node' button which would set every usergroup to inherit for that node. Ideally that would be a sure fire way of getting rid of any ghost permissions, and setting all user groups permissions to inherit for a node.
- We have a very small forum and not that many user groups - even then it took 1-2 additional hours because there was no 'inherit all' near the 'private node' button. That is time that will need to be spent while the live forum is offline when we migrate. I am sure it will take larger more complicated forums many hours to set permissions.
- Even if the import bugs are completely squashed for the vb3.8 import there are many many other forums that may want to migrate to xf (ipb, phpbb, etc). If that feature existed it would be a quick way to fix things if needed. That would mean it would be far easier to live with a less than perfect importer.
edited to add bold emphasis - 1/4/2011