XF 1.4 Use-case for changing primary usergroup?


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I'm wondering under what circumstances you might want to change a users primary usergroup as opposed to the recommended mechanism of leaving them in the Registered primary group and adding them to secondary usergroups as required?


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The only use case I can think of is to do with permissions which have numerical values.

Time limit on editing/deleting own posts (minutes) for example, or Maximum conversation recipients, as the higher value will always take precedence.

However, that is a rare situation and in the vast majority of cases I would recommend having all members in the Registered user group as the primary.


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It's probably most commonly used post importing to deal with adjusting your setup to fix XF's approach (which can be different from other systems).