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Forum Permissions Issue 05/07/15

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Forum Permissions Issue 05/07/15

Post by SophieDophs on Sun 12 Jul - 7:09

As per Buttercup's PM yesterday, I am raising this topic. Here is the issue I have faced with my forum's permissions.

@SophieDophs wrote:
SophieDophs on Sun 05 Jul 2015, 7:15 pm wrote:As of today, the current maintenance issue on my forum is that my Usergroup forum permissions keep changing!

Following notification from my members about their access issues, I have checked those usergroup permissions and see that they have indeed been mysteriously changed so that those usergroups no longer have access to certain parts of my forum. This is most upsetting for my members.

I have many sub forums and it would take an age for me to go through and correct all the usergroup permissions.

I have also had the following report today from a member:

... something is seriously mixed up in this forum. When I go to the "latest topics" it rolls back to May and further. And in the Challenges section is only on topic.

The accessibility changes every time I get in.

Would this have to do with the maintenance work of this week?

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I sincerely hope this problem will soon be resolved.

I have been painstakingly working my way through my forum's permissions to reinstate my original settings.

I haven't yet finished (I have lots of sub forums!) but I sincerely hope that there will be no more mysterious changes to these and any other settings.

(I initially posted the above in the forum maintenance troubleshooting thread.)

Prompted by complaints from my members that they could no longer access parts of my forum, I checked my permissions on 5 July and found that some usergroups suddenly had their permissions wiped out - yet they were happily posting in those very same forums on Wednesday July 1st.

Other usergroups (e.g. new members) were able to create stickies and announcements, when, quite obviously, they shouldn't have had those permissions and indeed, had never been granted them.

I have spent some considerable time reinstating some of the permissions (although I still have a many more sections of the forum to correct) and having checked them again today, they appear to be stable.

In summary, the way the permissions have been affected is this:

1) I can confirm that members have not been granted access to areas of the forum that they shouldn't (eg. the very private areas of my forum such as staff room etc) however, the permissions have been affected in other ways.

2) A whole usergroup (i.e. established members) had their permissions suddenly wiped out, which means they'd been unable to access whole areas of the forum.

3) Conversely, for those whose permissions remained, they had incorrectly been granted permission to create stickies and announcements (but not moderate).

4) I have now reinstated correct forum access to the member usergoups, although some of my sub forums still allow permission for stickies and announcements to usergroups that shouldn't have this. I haven't yet had time to correct this issue but will sort this out during next week.

5) The situation appears to have now stabilised, albeit with some incorrect permissions in place awaiting my attention.

I hope this all makes sense!

I would add that, prior to the recent forum maintenance, everything was fine and I had not touched the forum permissions for some considerable time and that they were correctly set and stable.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

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Re: Forum Permissions Issue 05/07/15

Post by SLGray on Sun 12 Jul - 11:45

Are you saying this happened again?

Like Buittercup said that you are the only one who posted about this issue so it seems that it is not related to the issues we had.


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Re: Forum Permissions Issue 05/07/15

Post by SophieDophs on Mon 13 Jul - 6:29

@SLGray wrote:Are you saying this happened again?

Like Buittercup said that you are the only one who posted about this issue so it seems that it is not related to the issues we had.

Buttercup sent me a PM and asked me to set up this topic.

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Re: Forum Permissions Issue 05/07/15

Post by brandon_g on Mon 13 Jul - 6:41

Is the problem still occuring?


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