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Administrator to approve my own posts...

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I have a new forum : forum.gamerlife.eu which was a big transition for me from fluxbb.
Now, my big problem is that me as admin of the forum i have to approve my own topics and posts, which is not funny and i`m kinda pissed of phpbb and starting to regret that i choose it.

I managed to make the persmisions for all members, they cand post without my approval but not me, even though down the page it says that i can do this and i can do that and i can do all, i can`t still find where to make this anoying thig to be gone.

I mean, i`m the adminisitrator, why in the world i have to approve my topics and post replys ? Who is behind this ideea when designed phpbb 3.1 ? Not very smart man.
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Are you sure you're running 3.1?
3.0 had a code change in the last version that meant the global mod group, by default, needed approval.
3.1 no longer has that set the same.


permissions
group forum permissions
global moderators

check all the forums
advanced
misc
can post without approval - change it to yes

The other possibility is that you're in the newly registered users group. If so, take yourself out of it.
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3.1.1 is , i installed it 2 days ago.

The problem was that i in global moderators post without approval was on never.
But since i am in administrators group and all were yes, how can global moderators change the rule for administrator, kinda lame.
Those groups and rules are a big mess and need to be revised.

However, its fixed now, thank you.
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It's not a big mess. It was one setting that was changed back in 3.0.12. I looked at a fresh installation of 3.1.1 and the default is no longer like that.
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admin permissions only give you permission to access the admin panel and do things there.

posting, with or without permission, is not an admin permission.


yes, it is confusing at first but you will get the hang of it if you spend a little time reading the articles here in the knowledge base and just experiment with it.


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You don't.

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I think this may have helped me with my moderator group

I have been stumped for a day, figuring out why a moderator has to approve their own posts in a forum

I found this and went to

permissions
group forum permissions
global moderators

check all the forums
advanced (permissions)
moderator.JPG
I just found it really odd that this is set to No under "Can Post Without Approval" when I compared to Registered User (Standard Access + Polls)
standard.JPG
My question...is if I change the moderator post setting...does that fix everything? Are there any other gotchas between the Registered User and Moderator settings? I have some users willing to help moderate but from my test account, there's some annoyances I want to settle before changing things
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Often host installed versions have the moderator group on the queue. Changing it to yes for the ability to post without approval will be fine.

You didn't need to spend a day on it. You just needed to your your username in the forum permissions mask. It would have told you the mod group had a NO permission.
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The fix was already explained in his other topic: viewtopic.php?p=14357886#p14357886
I dunno why he hijacked this one.
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Brf wrote:The fix was already explained in his other topic: viewtopic.php?p=14357886#p14357886
I dunno why he hijacked this one.
Because the answer was vague and did not lead me in the right direction

KevC, I thank you for your help
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My answer was not vague:
Brf wrote:Permissions / Groups forums permissions

Set your Global Moderator's forum permissions to whatever you want: Standard Access, Standard Access w/Polls, Full Access, whatever is appropriate for your forums.
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Brf wrote:My answer was not vague:
Brf wrote:Permissions / Groups forums permissions

Set your Global Moderator's forum permissions to whatever you want: Standard Access, Standard Access w/Polls, Full Access, whatever is appropriate for your forums.
For whatever reason, even done forum by forum, the change would not stick.
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By default, it shows On Moderation Queue

Users assigned that can't approve their own posts (but the good news is they can moderate)

So I gave the test account a step forward, but a hassle.

If I set to Full Access for the particular forum, it didn't seem to stay set that way.


Edit: Just tried again.

Permissions, Group Forum Permissions, Global Moderators
All Forums

If I change from On Moderation Queue to Full User, I scroll to the very bottom and Apply All Permissions.
Upon going back, no change made.

I'm close but not doing something right
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LePaul5 wrote: Permissions, Group Forum Permissions, Global Moderators
All Forums
Brf wrote:Try pulling up 4 or 5 forums at once. Most servers' PHP post settings will not let you pull up more than 5 forums and update them.
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