Permissions reverting, its this normal?

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Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:00 pm

Is it normal after I set "copy permissions from XYZ Forum" , click submit, and then next time I look the setting has returned to "Do not copy permissions"

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by stevemaury » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:46 pm

Okay thanks. That's good to know because it has always confused me.

In a way I wish that the permission you set for a forum or category would remain.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by stevemaury » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:13 pm

The permissions do remain, until you change them. If the link did not change, you couldn't change permissions by copying from a different forum.

I think it would help you to read this - phpBB3 Permissions
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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:00 pm

stevemaury wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:13 pm
The permissions do remain, until you change them. If the link did not change, you couldn't change permissions by copying from a different forum.

I think it would help you to read this - phpBB3 Permissions
I understand that the actual permissions remain. I meant (and wasn't too clear) that I wish the assignment would remain in place so that one could easily see what permission was assigned to a given forum or category.

Thank you for the link!

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by stevemaury » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:30 pm

lavalamp213 wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:00 pm
stevemaury wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:13 pm
The permissions do remain, until you change them. If the link did not change, you couldn't change permissions by copying from a different forum.

I think it would help you to read this - phpBB3 Permissions
I understand that the actual permissions remain. I meant (and wasn't too clear) that I wish the assignment would remain in place so that one could easily see what permission was assigned to a given forum or category.

Thank you for the link!
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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm

Once you turn a light on, do want it to remain permanently on, or might you at some point want to turn it off?
But I don't want to turn it off, do I? I want the light (permissions) to remain on.

I am sure this is just a case of people seeing things differently. ;)

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by david63 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:19 pm

If you believe that this is incorrect behaviour then you should create a ticket in the bug tracker
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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm

maybe you don't understand what it does. once you copy the permissions they remain set on the forum in question regardless of what the drop down says.
the code used for that drop down is the same for any and all forums that you have/create. therefore, it makes the most sense for it to revert to the default state once you have submitted your settings. It is then ready for the next one that you create etc.
If you want to know what the permissions for a given forum are you do not view that page anyway so you would only see it if you were editing that forum settings.


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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by Mick » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:22 am

I think the OP wants a note by the forum settings saying “Forum permissions copied from so and so”. That being the case an extension would be needed.
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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:11 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:50 pm
maybe you don't understand what it does. once you copy the permissions they remain set on the forum in question regardless of what the drop down says.
the code used for that drop down is the same for any and all forums that you have/create. therefore, it makes the most sense for it to revert to the default state once you have submitted your settings. It is then ready for the next one that you create etc.
If you want to know what the permissions for a given forum are you do not view that page anyway so you would only see it if you were editing that forum settings.


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That makes sense, too. Like I said, people look at things differently.
And I do (always did) understand that the permissions remained despite what the dropdown said.

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:14 am

Mick wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:22 am
I think the OP wants a note by the forum settings saying “Forum permissions copied from so and so”. That being the case an extension would be needed.
That would be nice. Then you wouldn't have to remember how you set permissions on something, you could see it.

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by Brf » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am

"Copy permissions" is an "Action" not a "Setting".
If the drop-down remained at "Copy Permissions", then you would be re-copying and overwriting your permissions for that forum every time you submitted that forum's settings. I am not sure a note saying where you copied from would be too meaningful, especially if you tweaked the permissions of either forum after you did the copy.

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Re: Permissions reverting, its this normal?

Post by lavalamp213 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Brf wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am
"Copy permissions" is an "Action" not a "Setting".
If the drop-down remained at "Copy Permissions", then you would be re-copying and overwriting your permissions for that forum every time you submitted that forum's settings. I am not sure a note saying where you copied from would be too meaningful, especially if you tweaked the permissions of either forum after you did the copy.
Okay- That makes sense. Thanks for helping me understand. :D

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