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Offline Illori

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permissions for editing signature
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:16:21 AM »
many users seem to want to limit which groups can have signatures and edit them. it would be easier to have a permission just for the signature then to have to limit them to not being able to edit their whole profile. by limiting their access to the profile, they can not change things like if they want to save pm's by default or change settings in look and layout, or if they want to receive announcements/newsletters. this could also lead to a general permission for the forum profile page without limiting access to the other pages in the profile.
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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 10:26:51 AM »
Yes, that and maybe several profile options like website and blurb.

In the meanwhile, isn't there a mod or two which can do this?

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 10:29:06 AM »
no idea, i have several mods on my forum already i would rather a default feature then use yet another for such a simple idea. but if one exists that is great for those that would like to use it in the mean time.

[edit] i dont see such a mod listed when searching for signature

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 10:51:45 AM »
Somewhat sort of related: I've been thinking that we should split the user options for not viewing sigs and avatars in threads. It would make more sense to me if people had the option of viewing avs (because they give a good feel to the place and provide easy visual cues to the authors) while still being able to disable sigs (because a lot of the time they're just a PITA). Obviously they could still select both options if they didn't want to see avs or sigs.

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 12:01:43 PM »
I agree that an option for more granular control would be nice. Perhaps it could be re-worked to group profile editing permissions together on the screen to allow for a quick toggle of all.
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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 12:35:20 PM »
no idea, i have several mods on my forum already i would rather a default feature then use yet another for such a simple idea. but if one exists that is great for those that would like to use it in the mean time.

[edit] i dont see such a mod listed when searching for signature

I just had to look and found two. But they are way outdated. Something I'm a surprised at since this has been a common support request as of late.

Not that I'm into creating a mod, But it shouldn't be that difficult to do since it's just adding a few new permissions.

Somewhat sort of related: I've been thinking that we should split the user options for not viewing sigs and avatars in threads. ............

Maybe not quite related. But I agree. :)

I agree that an option for more granular control would be nice. Perhaps it could be re-worked to group profile editing permissions together on the screen to allow for a quick toggle of all.

Some are optional, but not all. Some, like the sig, fall under the profile_extra permission. Which also covers things like theme section, PMs, birthdate etc.

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 07:07:43 PM »
Since it's not a feature currently. How's this for an option in the meanwhile. :)

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011, 07:09:56 PM »
Cool. Does it work? :D

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 07:21:03 PM »
Off course. But then, that's what all mod authors claim. :P

It wasn't that hard to do. Once I figured out how the profile page was put together.

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 07:23:04 PM »
Yeah I only asked because one of mine currently doesn't. :D

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 07:28:07 PM »
Since it's not a feature currently. How's this for an option in the meanwhile. :)

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3237

just for those that cant see what it is, Kays created a mod that

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This mod adds permission to allow or deny the editing of the following in a member's profile, signature, website, location and personal text.

These permissions are enabled by default for all member groups except "Regular Members".

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 07:38:38 PM »
I should watch what board I'm posting in. Thanks.

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Re: permissions for editing signature
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 01:36:38 PM »
I thinking permission for signatures would be a great idea. Maybe put the signature option on another page. Also in relation to signatures, a BBCode or WYSIWYG editor attached to editing signatures would be a nice idea :)