karll

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  1. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   

    Okay, I guess that's the final nail in the coffin for a great idea, but stay tuned, next I'm starting a thread about the inferior mod features and the need for a mod CP. :lol:
  2. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   


    No, that is a misunderstanding. I want a list of usergroups with moderating powers and their members using the usergroup names as headers in the list. I think this is possible without hardcoding.
  3. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   

    Okay, on second thought I'm not entirely sure it knows who is a moderator and who is an administrator, but of course it does know about the supermod and ACP access privileges.

    Still, I think it would make a lot of sense to change the moderating team page to simply show staff by the usergroup to which they belong.

    In my book, administrators and moderators etc. are usergroups. ACP access on the other hand is a privilege that can be given either to a usergroup or to a member on an individual basis regardless of their usergroup.
  4. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   


    There is no magic involved as far as I know: It seems the software already knows how who is an administrators and who is a moderator, and this has nothing to do with ACP access. There are lots of settings e.g. in the ACP restrictions like "Can edit moderators?" and "Can edit ADMINS?" which seems to indicate it knows this.

    So to do the moderating team page properly, the software could simply list the Admins at the top and the moderator usergroups using each usergroup's name as the header. Very simple :)
  5. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   


    I disagree. ACP access is not the same as "administrator". Giving restricted ACP access is the only way to give moderators any reasonable level of moderating powers, but that doesn't make them administrators. What constitutes an administrator varies wildly between forums and is a feature of the culture of each forum. Why can't they just list the moderating groups without confusing the matter with who has ACP access?

    Also, it's inconsistent with the "badge" underneath our avatars & user title where it says "Admin" for those who really are administrators and "Staff" for the moderators.

    On our forum we have two "moderating" groups: Administrators and Moderators. The moderating team page lists everyone as "Administrators". Obviously, this is confusing.


    Doesn't sound very proper to me :)
  6. karll added a post in a topic The moderating team are listed as Administrators   


    Thanks, that is a good idea for a workaround! (Though I would still like to see this implemented properly.)
  7. karll added a post in a topic Consider not dropping LoFi in IPB 3.x   


    Okay, thanks. So are you or anyone else using IP.Board Mobile for search bots with any success?
  8. karll added a topic in Product Feedback   

    The moderating team are listed as Administrators
    After I gave restricted access to the AdminCP, the moderators are now listed as "Administrators" on "The moderating team" page. I would suggest to change this so that only proper administrators are listed as administrators.
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  9. karll added a post in a topic Multi-moderation, spam, and soft-deletion   

    I agree with the OP. This is a must!
  10. karll added a post in a topic Consider not dropping LoFi in IPB 3.x   

    This is an old thread, but I think this is still valid:


    So what is this skin called? Is it the "IP.Board XML" style? Can the search bots really read XML?
  11. karll added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Search text enclosed in quotes won't allow words shorter than 3 characters
    On the advanced search page there is an example for how to search for a string by enclosing it in quotes. The example is: "enclosing it in quotes". However, this won't work as it gives the following response:



    I reported this as a bug, but was told it was working as intended: http://community.invisionpower.com/tracker/issue-24011-search-text-enclosed-in-quotes-wont-allow-words-shorter-than-3-characters/

    So I think this is silly :) and needs to be changed. A user might want to search for a specific phrase that contains words of length < 3, although the phrase itself would be longer. (In either case, the example on the advanced search page is wrong as it doesn't work ...)
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