I'm wondering about how jforum chooses to display a moderator when the forum is not marked for moderation. I am using today's cvs 2.1.5 with postgres. After making the forums, some display with moderator General, Admininstration, and my name (I did make myself and administrator). Some just show General and my name, or Administration and my name.
It seems to me the moderators appeared afterI applied the group permissions so the forums would display at all. I didn't actually change any of the permissions in Groups -> Permissions, just displayed, looked them over and hit Save.
Thanks! [originally posted on jforum.net by shoemaker]
"Moderators" are those people who can edit, delete and move any message in the forum (or selected forums). A moderated forum is a forum where the user's message should be approved by someone - a moderator, by default - to appear in the board.
So, with that in mind, you will always see the "Moderator" section - unless you remove all moderation rights from everyone, even from the Admin account.
Rafael [originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
Thank you for the explanation. I follow your logic now and can see why the General group would show up. I think there may be come conflicting logic in the permission settings. With the forum set to:
Moderate this forum? No
And the following permissions set on the General Group moderation section:
Is a moderator: No
Can approve / deny messages in moderated forums: No
I would think the forum would not display any moderators. I thought I would have quite solidly classify this group as not doing any moderation either, however the possibility still exists with:
Cannot moderate these forums: <list>
If I select all the forums for "Cannot moderate these forums", then the General group stops showing up as a moderator.
The behavior still seems a bit unexpected. Here's my opinion. If the forum is not moderated, I think that should affect the moderator display. I think that the Admin group, or admin users should not be displayed in any case as it is implied that Admins can always do this sort of thing, but I can understand why some people may want that anyway. Since the General group *could* moderate it, doesn't mean it actually does moderate it. I think a group would have to be assigned as a moderating group, or a user assigned as a moderating user for their entries to show up in the moderators list.
Does that sound like unexpected behavior to you, or is this starting to sound like a feature request?
Shoemaker. [originally posted on jforum.net by Anonymous]
I have also noticed that version 2.1.5 shows the text "Moderators" (without any following list of actual moderators) under each forum. Even if there are none. This seems a bit confusing. I suggest that the line incuding the keyword "Moderators" is not displayed unless there are specific moderators to list.
[originally posted on jforum.net by per]
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