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Offline RFD

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Conversions and Membergroups
« on: February 15, 2017, 06:44:29 AM »
when i convert/migrate phpBB3 to SMF2, the users come over to the "post count based groups". 

in my case, that's nearly 4000 forum users, and i have them all in a post count group titled "Forum".

i created a "regular group" titled "Guest".

i do not want the vast majority of users to be subjected to post counts and i want their title to be "Guest". 

i could just make all the users in the post count group "Guest", but then when link some members to "TMA Member" status, their title becomes both "TMA Member" AND "Guest" - i can't have that!

how can i quickly move or link all the "Forum" users to the new "Guest" title? 


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Re: Conversions and Membergroups
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 10:14:49 AM »
Does the "Guest" membergroup have any special permission? If you, you just could rename it and make a post count based membergroups named "Guest".
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Re: Conversions and Membergroups
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 11:23:20 AM »
if all the converted users are set to "Guest", when i add specific members to the "TMA Member" group, their posting title shows both groups - i don't want the "Guest" group to show on posts ... please see attachment.

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Re: Conversions and Membergroups
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 06:40:55 PM »
no input on this from anyone?

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Re: Conversions and Membergroups
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 06:46:58 PM »
rename the newbie group to free forum members, this will make sure everyone is in that group if you want it to be "public" knowledge, then follow http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Administration_-_Can_I_hide_my_%22newbie%22_status and create your other groups. then add the users to the correct primary group.

this was answered for you in the prior topic you opened on this issue.

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Re: Conversions and Membergroups
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 07:26:14 PM »
interesting ... when i first made the test group change for one ember, and with the 'hide groups' enacted, i still saw both groups showing for that member. 

now i don't.

guess it was my bad, sorry ... but glad it's all ok!

thank you!