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    Here is a simple example of using additional usergoup on a member that I cannot get to work.

    I have 2 usergroups:
    - Standard
    - VIP

    I have title "Standard" for the usergroup Standard.
    I have title "VIP" for the usergroup VIP, and have ticked the box to allow overwritting of the primary group title.

    1. I put John in the usergroup standard as primary
    I check his title, he is shown as Standard

    2. I put John in the usergroup VIP as primary
    I check his title, he is shown as VIP

    3. I put John in the usergroup standard as primary and tick VIP as additional usergroup
    I check his title, he is shown as Standard instead of VIP

    I browsed around the forum and found some bug reports on VB3.2, so I would expect those to be fixed by now.
    Am I missing something?

  • #2
    After adding him to the secondary group you need to edit his profile again and set his Display Usergroup to the secondary group. Then rebuild your user titles:

    Admin CP -> Maintenance -> Update Counters -> Update User Titles and Ranks


    • #3
      Thanks for the info, that did the trick.
      Is there something similar to do when some extra permissions defined in the secondary group are not applied to the user?


      • #4
        Nope. Permissions are applied immediately. It's just those titles and ranks that are cached and sometimes need to be rebuilt.


        • #5
          Hmmm, then for some unknown reasons the permissions of the secondary group are not taken into account.
          And actually, I still have the problem with the user title not being correct even after rebuilding the cache as suggested. I didn't test properly last night.
          So conclusion, whatever is in my secondary group (title or permissions) is simply ignored.
          Any pointers?


          • #6
            The primary group must have 'Allow Users to have Member Groups' to 'Yes'. Otherwise the secondary settings are not applicable.
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            • #7
              Thanks. So the conclusion is that not only there is a config parameter to set in the secondary group to override primary group, there is also a config parameter in the primary group so the latter gets overridden by the secondary parameter settings.

              For the Ranks and Titles, despite rebuilding those from the Maintenance/Update Counter section for the change to appear, I still get the title of the primary group, not the secondary one.
              "Can override primary group title/markup" is set to Yes in secondary group.
              Last edited by JulienT; Mon 17 Nov '08, 7:51am.


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