Quick Start Guide
- Setting permissions
- Permission types
- Setting forum permissions
- Manual permissions
- Permissions roles
- Assign moderators to forums
- Setting global permissions
- Users' permissions
- Users' forum permissions
- Global Permissions
- Forum Permissions
- Permission Roles
- Permission Masks
- Permissions Quick Start
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I'd like to confirm I'm understanding permissions correctly so I have this down pat in order to head off any issues that might arise.
Ideally, there are four steps.
1. Create / Define / Establish roles
Precedence = never > yes > no
2. Assign groups to roles
This provides default permission
3. Assign users to groups
This ties users to a group's role.
4. Assign/remove groups to/from forums
This defines who can or cannot see a forum and what they can do there, with the caveat that precedence wins out in the case of members belonging to multiple groups.
Moderators are just a group with an additional layer of permissions that operate similarly to above that are then granted to trusted members.
So the question is: is my understanding correct? If yes, then it would be very rare that anybody would need individual permissions tailored to their circumstance.
Two more questions. Is there an easy way to check whether or not anybody has individual permissions anywhere on the forum? And if it is discovered they do, how can a user's permission be reset to a default level? For example, reset them to 'Registered users' under the 'Standard features' role.
Thanks in advance for your time and insights.