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How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:21 am
by jaylam13
Hi,

How do I turn on so that the moderator groups that look after a forum are shown on the board index.

So under the forum description it shows "Administrators" & "Global Mods"

Hope that makes sense.

Jay

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:28 am
by Auridesion
I think it's relatively self-evident that global moderators have global authority on the board... and I'm not sure why you would want the information to be repeated/reiterated on every forum on your index, but here's how you do it:

Go into the Admin Control Panel.

Select the "Permissions" tab.

On the sidebar, select "Groups' forum permissions".

From the drop-down menu, select the group you want to do first, then hit "Submit".

On the "Select a forum" list, check the box at the bottom for "All forums" and hit "Submit".

The page that comes up next will be a list of all of your forums -- but at the very top of this list, there's a drop down menu labeled "Select type". It defaults to "Forum permissions" -- but you need to select "Moderator permissions". Then hit the "Go" button.

Although the page won't look much different, after it refreshes, you can now set the moderator permissions for every forum (but this will only apply to the group you selected at the very beginning of these instructions).

If you want the group to have the same moderator permissions in every forum, the fastest way to accomplish this is like so:

On the first forum, click the link, "Advanced permissions". If you want to set the permissions, you can do so -- or you can just choose a "role" from the drop-down menu above. However, below the area which details the permissions, there's a button which says "Apply Permissions". (Don't click it yet.) Below that are two links, click the one that says "Mark all". Once you're sure you like the permissions for that group, then click the "Apply Permissions" button directly above the "Mark all" link. (If you use the "Apply All Permissions" button at the very bottom of the page, it will only change the first forum.)

Now, when you go to the board index, under each forum's name and description, you should see the group identified as moderators of that forum.

(This isn't the only way you can do it, but this is the fastest way to do it when the goal is to add group permissions to multiple forums for an individual group.)

Hope that helped you. xD

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:45 am
by jaylam13
Thanks for the reply, however I just followed those instruction to the word and it still doesnt show the groups.

Just in case I havent explained it well below is a screenie of where I want to display what groups moderate that section:
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Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:20 am
by Auridesion
Well, I've never actually tried it for the Admins or the Global moderators groups, but I actually just did this for my forums the other day with another group.

First, go to the ACP, and under the "General" tab, find "Board features" on the sidebar. Down at the bottom, you need to make sure "Enable display of moderators" is checked "yes". (I meant to mention this is the previous post, I'm sorry for that.)

If that's not the issue, then you might need to check you're template files for your style. (Namely, in your template file, forumlist_body.html, it needs to look like this:

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				<dt title="{forumrow.FORUM_FOLDER_IMG_ALT}">
					<!-- IF forumrow.FORUM_IMAGE --><span class="forum-image">{forumrow.FORUM_IMAGE}</span><!-- ENDIF -->
					<a href="{forumrow.U_VIEWFORUM}" class="forumtitle">{forumrow.FORUM_NAME}</a><br />
					{forumrow.FORUM_DESC}
					<!-- IF forumrow.MODERATORS -->
						<br /><strong>{forumrow.L_MODERATOR_STR}:</strong> {forumrow.MODERATORS}
					<!-- ENDIF -->
					<!-- IF forumrow.SUBFORUMS and forumrow.S_LIST_SUBFORUMS --><br /><strong>{forumrow.L_SUBFORUM_STR}</strong> {forumrow.SUBFORUMS}<!-- ENDIF -->
				</dt>
Specifically, you're looking for this:

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					<!-- IF forumrow.MODERATORS -->
						<br /><strong>{forumrow.L_MODERATOR_STR}:</strong> {forumrow.MODERATORS}
					<!-- ENDIF -->
It looks like you're using a prosilver-based style (if not prosilver itself), so this shouldn't really be an issue. But if the enable display of moderators doesn't fix it (sorry about forgetting that, again) then a template issue is the only thing I can think of that might be the problem.

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:45 pm
by jaylam13
That box is ticked and the code is correct, perhaps it only works for groups you create and not the default groups?

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:40 pm
by Auridesion
That's my best guess. >.<

But, it kind of makes sense, if so. Like I said before, it is pretty self-evident that global moderators are going to be moderators in every forum. While admins aren't necessarily going to be moderators as well, most regular users will probably assume they've got super-power everywhere on the board as well because they're admins.

But if you want to "cheat" this system, you could just add it in BBCode to the forum description as a last resort. It might look something like this:

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[b]Moderators: [color=#BF0000]Administrators[/color], [color=#408000]Global Moderators[/color][/b]
And if you want the names of the groups to be links to the group memberlist page, you would just add the URL BBCode outside of the color tags (so that the links are the color you want them and not the default coloration for links as defined by your style).

You'd have to do this for each forum description -- which might get a tad annoying. But it's a sure-fire way to get the effect you're going for. (Mind, you need to make sure that parsing BBCode on the forum description is checked. ;D)

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:17 pm
by jaylam13
ok thanks for the tips, I might try creating my own mod groups to see if that works.

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:20 pm
by Auridesion
No problem. Like I said, I did this just the other day for one of my usergroups -- which is why the topic stuck out to me when I read it. :D

Re: How do I turn on

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:33 am
by Pony99CA
jaylam13 wrote:ok thanks for the tips, I might try creating my own mod groups to see if that works.
If you want people in the Global Moderators group to show up under the forum title (as opposed to in the Legend), you might want to read the Group Titles topic. It was discussed there and there might be a workaround.

Steve