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  • [Forum] Deny permission to post in forum by usergroup

    We have a complex setup of usergroups on our site. This is a setup that I believe has been working for awhile, but now seems to be broken.

    Basically, we have a forum. In that forum, users of Group A CAN post to that forum. Users of Group B CANNOT post to that forum. If a user is a member of both A AND B, he SHOULD NOT be able to post in that forum.

    What we are experiencing, however, is that a member belonging to both of those groups can post in the forum.

    I can write a plugin to fix this behavior, if necessary, but I and the rest of the team feel that it was working as we need it to work in the past. In the Forum Permissions section, Group B has been explicitly denied access to the forum, and Group A still has its default permissions (Which is to allow the posting)

    Is VB operating as intended and I need to write a plugin to accomplish this?

    Thank you in advance.

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    If a user is in multiple usergroups that have conflicting permission settings, the “greater” permission overrides the “lesser.” A Yes always overrides a No, and a larger number overrides a smaller one.
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      SOme areas in admincp ask for user id's where do I find those id's?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by djmac View Post
        SOme areas in admincp ask for user id's where do I find those id's?
        You really need to start your own thread about your own topic and describe a little better what you are looking for.

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