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Offline kasamhor

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Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« on: March 18, 2008, 04:25:01 PM »
On my forum, I have just two accounts registered, a regular user and the admin.  Although he does not have permition to access it, my regular user has the menu option to get into the moderation center.  Once he is in there, he seems to have no restrictions.  He can read, delete and post moderator notes.  He can view Moderation log, warning log and see watched users.  He appears to have the options to approve/unapprove posts and topics but I did not have any posts on there just now to test that with.
 
Both these accounts have only be logged on from the same computer. The regular user was created via the admin in Registration menu, with no email being sent. 
 
I hope that all makes sence to you.  I may have just missed an option somewhere, but I do not think so.
 
 
Below is a copy of my Group Permissions report.
 
**EDIT** Group permissions report removed as was a mess, and permission report below should cover it all.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2008, 04:36:21 PM by kasamhor »

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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 04:27:52 PM »
if you go to their profile and 'view permissions', does it say which group is granting this permission?
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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 04:32:41 PM »
I just viewed his profile from the admin account and here are the General permissions he has:
 
 
calendar_view
View the calendar
Given by: Regular Members
karma_edit
Change other people's karma
Given by: Regular Members
pm_read
Read personal messages
Given by: Regular Members
pm_send
Send personal messages
Given by: Regular Members
profile_extra_own
Edit additional profile settings - Own profile
Given by: Regular Members
profile_identity_own
Edit account settings - Own profile
Given by: Regular Members
profile_remote_avatar
Choose a remotely stored avatar
Given by: Regular Members
profile_remove_own
Delete account - Own account
Given by: Regular Members
profile_server_avatar
Select an avatar from the server
Given by: Regular Members
profile_upload_avatar
Upload an avatar to the server
Given by: Regular Members
profile_view_any
View profile summary and stats - Any profile
Given by: Regular Members
profile_view_own
View profile summary and stats - Own profile
Given by: Regular Members
search_posts
Search for posts and topics
Given by: Regular Members
view_mlist
View the memberlist
Given by: Regular Members
view_stats
View forum statistics
Given by: Regular Members
who_view
View Who's Online
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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 04:47:04 PM »
I have worked out what was causing it.  My regular user was marked as 'May moderate this board' for one one of the boards.  When I removed this, he lost access to the moderation centre.
 
Is this working at intended; as Regular user does not have the permition to 'Access the Moderation Centre'?
 

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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 04:50:07 PM »
it is intended behavior: if they can moderate anywhere they'll have access to the moderation center -- though they'll be limited by the rest of their permissions as to what exactly they can do.

This is also technically true for this board, though the devs have hacked it to not count our test board toward that.
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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2008, 04:54:30 PM »
Okay, thank you.

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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2008, 04:55:27 PM »
im assuming that the permission was incidentally set?
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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2008, 11:50:08 PM »
I am not sure what you mean. 
 
I had a test board set up, just to play around with and test things.  That was why he had moderation privilages on that board.  I have taken away the 'he may moderate this board' permision, he can still do most moderation things now, just not the 'little' things it mentions if I click on the question mark.
 
I think it would be a good idea to add to the help for the 'may moderate this board' permission; that it gives access to the moderation centre.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008, 02:13:02 AM by kasamhor »

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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008, 02:26:32 AM »
As of right now, the help hasn't been updated for 2.0.  But it would most likely be in the docs, not the help.

Its not technically wrong -- you are after all giving someone the permission to moderate a board.  Thats my personal opinion though -- others may not share it :P
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Re: Moderation Center Bug in SMF2.0Beta3
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008, 02:30:41 AM »
Thank you for your help.