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536884176_Inactive (New Admin) 10/8/2004 11:14 AM EST : Request: Member Admin
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Fingers of Fury!

Hello Aaron,I would find it useful to have a way to give people the ability to approve people on the site without them having to be Super Admins. What I'm thinking about is to give someone the ability to approve new members but not give them any access over Member status. And also not be able to give any specific admin abilities? Does this make any sense?
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Harmond (Guild Admin) 10/8/2004 2:48 PM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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I've found that the ability to designate what people can and can't have access to, via the little checkboxes, invaluable.  However, he's right, you currently can't allow people to have approval rights without designating them super-admins.  I'd like to be able to give my officers this power without having to give them everything.  (Example:  A Recruiting Officer billet in my guild is the entry-level officer position, and they don't need to have access to bank admin.)

Edited because I forgot a word.


 
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536895502_Inactive (New Admin) 10/9/2004 7:30 PM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin

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Correct me if I am wrong.. but the main reason for SUPER ADMIN was to protect your websites...

Originally there was only going ot be ONE superadmin -- THE guild  leader.. Only guild leader can make officers or demote officers (in eq at least) and Aaron did that here.. so that a disgruntled employee didnt start messing around with promotions demotions etc.

It was only after he found out that many folx who admin the boards werent guild leaders but yet the GL want them in charge or want more than one well trusted person in charge.

So the ONLY difference between Officer and ADMIN from what I recollect is the ability to PROMOTE DEMOTE...

I rather it Not be changed personally.  If you do basically then there is really no difference between Admin and Super Admin except what boxes chosen.



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RonsterM (New Admin) 10/11/2004 1:45 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Give them Super-Admin in the drop-down box, but deselect any of the checkboxes for the various areas (Site Settings, Events, etc.) that you do NOT want them to have access too.

For me, the only thing the access levels in the drop-down box control are access to forums (Member vs. Officer) and the ability to approve members (Super-Admin vs. Officer).  Actual access to the various sections of your site should be controlled by the additional and more specific checkboxes.

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Harmond (Guild Admin) 10/11/2004 11:36 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Sounds like it's just a differing management philosophy.  I'm not implying that I'm right in mine, just that I'd like to have the option of doing it without having to give carte blanche access to every officer.  WoW lets you grant promotion/demotion rights in-game to whoever you want.  Co-incidentally, it does so through a check box system, not unlike ours here at GP.

I've tried deselecting boxes when I've given officers Super Admin access, but you can't.  It tells you that Super Admins must have certain rights.  At least I think thats what happened.  I could be wrong there, it's been some time since I promoted someone.


 
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RonsterM (New Admin) 10/12/2004 1:32 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Give them Officer Access and ensure that the “Memberships” box is checked.  That's what allows them to approve members.
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536884176_Inactive (New Admin) 10/12/2004 5:39 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Fingers of Fury!

I would love to except for the fact that I get a nice little message that says:"Your changes were not saved! The requested Memberships/Site Settings access rights could not be granted to this user, because they were not set as a Super Admin. In order to grant roster and/or overall site settings access, you must first grant this user Super Admin rights."And I definitely haven't checked off Site Settings.
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Harmond (Guild Admin) 10/12/2004 10:43 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Yep.  Same here.


 
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RonsterM (New Admin) 10/13/2004 1:50 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin
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Interesting!  Same problem here.  I definitely used to be able to add Memberships rights to the Officers access level.


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537005717_Inactive (New Admin) 10/16/2004 11:23 AM EST : RE: Request: Member Admin

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Zomgawsh Poster

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In my case the member in charge of guild recruitment is not at officer level in the guild.  He is a very well trusted member with level 3-member.access. He also has some forum moderator rights. 

The way the guild is structured, he cannot be an “officer“  on the site.. It has to do with how the forum permissions are setup.  He is more then  a member but not really an officer.  I guess sort of a Jr. Officer.

It would be great if he had the ability to change member status for anyone at or below his level... but not the level of an officer or super-admin above his level.  This feature would allow me to distribute the overhead administration of the site a bit more, but still keep the site pretty secure.  It would also allow the site to reflect the structure of the guild in game a bit more. 

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