As designed User needs download resource permission to rate, even for resources without a download.

Liam W

Well-known member
I think the long title explains it well enough...

If the resource doesn't have a download, a user without download permissions can (generally) view it. They therefore should be able to rate it.

But they can't - the download permission is needed.

I've been going round in circles with this on my test site...


XenForo developer
Staff member
I'm going to call this as designed for consistency sake and because the download permission does/can apply to fileless resources -- they can be set to not be viewable by people that can't download (the default).