XF 1.2 What happens to signature permissions when a use is downgraded

Mr Lucky

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Suppose an upgrade moved a user into a group that can have a bigger signature, e.g. 6 lines

When they are downgraded and lose that usergroup, what should happen to the signature?

A quick test shows that it stays as it was, even though there are too many lines, and only when they try to edit it do they get a warning.

Is this correct?

I would like it so that after downgrading, the signature permissions of the lower group get applied so that the signature gets truncated.


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Yes. Signature permissions are only checked and enforced upon an edit of the signature. They do not work retroactively.

You would need an add-on to change this functionality.