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User Permissions

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Moshe1010, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering what is the difference between "Never" (red) and "Not set (No)" (gray) when setting user group permissions?

  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  3. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    DRE likes this.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Brogan and DRE like this.
  5. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Yeah do it right the first time or you'll end up like me trying to re-do it all over again.
  6. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    If I don't find this:
    "The reason for doing it like this is it makes it very easy to manage every member with a single permission change."

    easy at all, is this fine if I manage each user group individually? It's just a pain in the ass to add to each user secondary group and start thinking what permissions each group has in addition to the original. I rarely change user group permissions, so I can't see how this is useful.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You are free to set the user group permissions up how you like.

    My guide is the recommended way, the benefits of which will become clear once you've started to use the system for some time.
  8. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    How are the permissions different from vB4?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have never used any form of vB so I couldn't say.
  10. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Cumulative permissions as detailed in Brogan guide really is the way to go. I find this system so much easier than what I did on phpBB.

    Maybe you could give an overview of how your groups are set up? Someone could then give a solution on how to set up with cumulative permissions.
  11. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    I have the basic groups, and I've created 4 more. I have moderators, admins, and super admins.

    Moderators cannot change user groups or access ACP, but they can ban users.

    Admins and super admins can access ACP, but admins don't have permission accessing options and all the dev stuff just the user tab.

    Aside from that, I have users that I'm doing consultations for them, and it's taking place in a node, designed only for that. They can see their own threads (each one of them), and staff is replying there (assigned staff. If X from our staff was assigned to B customer, this staff member can't see customer's C thread (different customer, different staff member).

    We also have "honor" users, that have more privileges based on registered users group. Can tag more people, send unlimited PC, etc`. They can also access a "draft node" that nobody except staff can. They get all the articles [in their pre-final state] before anybody else.

    I also have a group that puts all the people that finished consultation (automatically) in this specific group that gives them the ability to view their thread but they can't reply or open a new one (and of course, they can't see any other threads except for their own).

    That's it pretty much.

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