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Post by skidsolo on Tue May 09, 2017 10:10 am

Hi All,

My mod team has remained stable for four years but has recently changed.

So now I need to 'un-mod' them (take away their powers) and make sure that they no longer have access to our 'staff room' which only mods and admins have access too.

I have looked in the AP but cannot figure it and have also checked in FAQ's.

Can someone help me please?

Cheers,

Al.



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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by skouliki on Tue May 09, 2017 12:12 pm

hello
remove the members from the group moderators and change the rank title from their profile
as i mentioned to your thread here http://help.forumotion.com/t152912-mods-and-admin-titles#1046642
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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by brandon_g on Tue May 09, 2017 1:48 pm

Hello,

Have tried simply removing them from the moderators group?

If you remove them from the group then their permissions to see the staff lounge should disappear as well. Wink

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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by skidsolo on Tue May 09, 2017 2:52 pm

Thanks for the reply Brandon.

I presume you mean here??



If so, I have done that.

Is there a way to check individual members permissions? ie. which forums they can or cannot view?

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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by skouliki on Tue May 09, 2017 4:18 pm

you can add those members to a new group

then you can set the group permissions from admin panel..general... forum... categories & Forums
click the advanced permissions at the bottom of the each permissions page
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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by APE on Tue May 09, 2017 4:39 pm

There is one other way to see what the EX mods see in your forum


ACP Users & Groups Tab Users Search users type in the name and search
The name of the member will come up in the box.
Click the name and the members profile will come up on your ACP
Now Click the Permissions Tab scroll down and look to see what is ticked and what is not.



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Post by skidsolo on Tue May 09, 2017 11:00 pm

Thanks guys.

Ape, that is what I think I was looking for, thank you.

I checked the permissions like you said for both ex mods and there were no check marks in any of the boxes. I used the 'mark all' facility then un-checked the staffroom box. I then backed out of the member and went in again. Now all the boxes are checked accept the staffroom. Is that correct?

I also took the opportunity to check on one or two ordinary members and found the same. i.e. no check marks. Does this mean that ordinary members can see our staff room???

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Post by skidsolo on Wed May 10, 2017 3:13 pm

Well it seems like all our members can see and read posts in the staff room. Not sure how this has happened but I need to take action.

Is there a global setting that prevent ordinary members seeing the staff room or do I have to edit each members permissions individualy?

Also how do I ensure that new members do not gain access?

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Post by SWS on Wed May 10, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi Alan. You got chat on your site? If not, pls bring it up so we can discuss what's needed, and provide one of the staff members (or me) with an admin account so we can correct it. Seems like you got a faulty setting one in of your forum's permissions. Dunno it was done deliberately, but anyway, we could give it a try and correct it.
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Post by brandon_g on Wed May 10, 2017 5:08 pm

@skidsolo wrote:Well it seems like all our members can see and read posts in the staff room. Not sure how this has happened but I need to take action.

Is there a global setting that prevent ordinary members seeing the staff room or do I have to edit each members permissions individualy?

Also how do I ensure that new members do not gain access?

Cheers,

Alan.
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Hello,

Try going to ACP-->General-->Forums and categories-->Click on staff forum-->Permissions--> in the permissions settings you will see various tick boxes and options. Where it says 'View and read' and 'write and reply', untick guests and members from those 2 columns. Then manually tick all the staff groups you want to have access it to it (Admins, mods, etc) and click save.

Now only people in those staff groups will be able to view the forum, read the topics in the forum and reply to topics in the forum.

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Post by SLGray on Wed May 10, 2017 5:39 pm

@brandon_g wrote:
@skidsolo wrote:Well it seems like all our members can see and read posts in the staff room. Not sure how this has happened but I need to take action.

Is there a global setting that prevent ordinary members seeing the staff room or do I have to edit each members permissions individualy?

Also how do I ensure that new members do not gain access?

Cheers,

Alan.
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Hello,

Try going to ACP-->General-->Forums and categories-->Click on staff forum-->Permissions--> in the permissions settings you will see various tick boxes and options. Where it says 'View and read' and 'write and reply', untick guests and members from those 2 columns. Then manually tick all the staff groups you want to have access it to it (Admins, mods, etc) and click save.

Now only people in those staff groups will be able to view the forum, read the topics in the forum and reply to topics in the forum.

Hope this helps,

-Brandon
Unchecking the members box will remove the checks for all groups except for administrators. You will have to check the staff boxes again.


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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by skidsolo on Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 pm

Thanks guys.

This is how it looks now:



All three 'sets' are the same. Is this correct.

I spoke to an ordinary member via Skype and he confirms that he cannot see the staff room so I am hoping it is.

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Solved Re: Restricting previous mods from accessing staff room

Post by skidsolo on Thu May 11, 2017 9:43 am

But it's not.

I have spoken to two members. One can see the staff room and the other cannot.

What is happening? I need to get this sorted out please.



Just installed it.

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Post by skidsolo on Thu May 11, 2017 9:52 am

@SWS wrote:Hi Alan. You got chat on your site? If not, pls bring it up so we can discuss what's needed, and provide one of the staff members (or me) with an admin account so we can correct it. Seems like you got a faulty setting one in of your forum's permissions. Dunno it was done deliberately, but anyway, we could give it a try and correct it.

Just installed it.

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Post by brandon_g on Thu May 11, 2017 3:03 pm

The settings look good to me. Try making sure the members who see it are not in in either the moderator group or the '2whi' group. If they are not, then they definitelly should not see the section. Wink

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Post by skidsolo on Fri May 12, 2017 11:40 am

Hi all,

Many thanks for all your help, I have it sorted now.

Cheers,

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Post by brandon_g on Fri May 12, 2017 2:09 pm

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