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User Ranks

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Malcolm M, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Malcolm M

    Malcolm M Active Member

    Hello, Everyone!

    I have a suggestion which I think will help with user rank structuring etc..

    My suggestion is to add User Ranks, just like user titles but you can only be appointed. There's no certain amount of points you have to get, you must be appointed by an administrator.

    For Example:
    Let's say, Jim Bob is in the group "Registered". And you want to make him the leader of the chess club, You create the User rank. Then you can appoint the user as "Chess Leader" but that user is still in his primary group "Registered". And you can add an image or an icon for each rank
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This seems fairly similar to what can be done with user groups already (particularly secondary groups). How does it distinguish?
  3. Malcolm M

    Malcolm M Active Member

    If you were to use ranks as groups, you would have to create a group for each rank and what happens if you wanted 10 or 20? You'll have 20 groups, and you'll have to make sure that all the permissions are good and which can be a lot of work. I know what you mean, but instead of just creating a user group you could easily just drop down a box, pick the users rank and that's it.

    And you could just check off certain permissions that the user rank gets, example like when your adding a moderator you check off each permission http://prntscr.com/a7fxrg

    Another Example!
    On my site, I'm labeled as an administrator but I want to display myself as site owner without creating another group. When I can simply just check it off and it gives me a seperate title/icon from Administrators
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Methodical and MasonK like this.
  5. Malcolm M

    Malcolm M Active Member

    That's not what I mean.

    Let me rephrase everything, user ranks within a group. Let's say you want to create an events coordinator, instead of creating a group you can simply just make a user that rank. Without creating a new group just so the user can get a few extra permissions

  6. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    So instead of creating a new user group and granting that group a few extra permissions, you're proposing creating a new rank and granting that rank a few extra permissions.
    Ranks don't have permissions, and why would you duplicate what you already have with user groups. Sorry, but it really sounds like you've not read/understood/absorbed Brogan's link to permissions and display styling priority within them.
    Methodical likes this.
  7. Malcolm M

    Malcolm M Active Member

    I fully understand, I've read it many times as I have areas on my site which require a lot of permissions. And, Sorry I'm completely out of it today, I apologize for the confusion! @Mouth @Chris D @Mike
    You can close thread, I discovered a way to do what I want! :notworthy::unsure:

    I need to get some sleep! :):sleep:

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