warmweer wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:56 pm
In the beginning it seems strange but use the permission mask a few times and you'll get the hang of it.
True, but why should I have to test out permission masks. Shouldn't the 'role description' be enough to understand what will happen, because that is what I expected.
Stepping back and looking through the Forum roles page listing all the roles, perhaps the clue is in:
Newly Registered User Access
A role for members of the special newly registered users group; contains NEVER
permissions to lock features for new users.
I guess the lack of NEVER
is any of the other roles implies the underlying permissions for all the others is set to NO and therefore admins must understand that multiple roles might be involved (masked together).
With this new understanding and after checking the permission mark I'm seeing how in practice this works. But from my perspective it seems that the text within the various ACP->Permissions pages are lacking something that makes this clear at each stage that an admin might change something.
Mark this solved, but I reserve the right to open a ticket to improve the text and/or documentation once I give it some further thought.
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