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Weird Issue

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by gmaister22, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    I have a category named News and Announcements. I have changed the permissions for registered users so they can only new the topics and thread, and that works :)

    Now when i am changing Administrator's permissions and click ALLOW to all it won't let me start a new topic [​IMG]

    I am logged as admins and
    It shows:
    (You have insufficient privileges to post here.)

     
  2. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

  3. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    Yes.... the thing is that admin has all the permissions everywhere set as Allow..
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A Deny overrides an Allow.

    Set it to Default or Revoke to remove the permission.
     
  5. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    Well, it works a bit differently. Any permission that you "deny" cannot be granted using allow or any other permission combination. So use it sparingly.

    You can read the thread I linked above on how the permission system works.
     
  6. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    No i meant, all my permissions as for Administrators are set Allow. Nothing is denied for them
    I only used Deny for Registered Users...
     
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Personally I find it far more intuitive to make nodes private, then explicitly allow.

    Seems much cleaner to me, at least for nodes that require special permissions.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Are your Administrators also in the Registered Users group either as Primary or Secondary?

    Just click on the node permissions for the node in question, click on the Registered user group and set Post new thread and Post replies to Revoke.
     
  9. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    No Brogan..
     
  10. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    Arg, its working.... :| how come?
    That freaking system is confusing :(
     
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    For my own reference, what forum software did you used to use?
     
  12. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    IPB ^^
    Btw just figured out that registered users can also post :(
     
  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Re-read my first post in this thread. That would be my approach.

    Let me guess. ipb -> vb -> xf?

    or is it a new forum?
     
  14. gmaister22

    gmaister22 Active Member

    It's a new forum :)
    never used vb to be true!
     
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  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Once you understand the permissions system it really is very simple.
    Permissions are cumulative so you just keep adding members to other (secondary) groups with different permissions.

    Just set your registered usergroup for the basic board wide permissions you want all users to have.
    Then for all secondary groups, change the permissions accordingly.

    For node specific permissions such as announcement forums etc., just revoke the posting permissions for the registered user group and allow it for the groups who are allowed to post.

    I have nodes set up exactly like this on my forum and it takes 2 clicks to stop registered users from posting in them but allow administrators to post.
     

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