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What's the correct way to REMOVE a Super Moderator?
by SnapOff Racing
28 Dec 2010 22:21

Anytime I need to remove a super moderator I have to go change their usergroup from Super Moderator to Registered Users. But then that still doesn't delete their Super Moderator permissions and they can still do everything that they did as a super moderator. I have to go into the database and manually remove the row that they are on in the `moderator` table.

I know for moderators that there is a way to delete moderators via the `Forum Manager` as well as an option in the `Show all Moderators` page. But nothing for super mods. Also if I go into `Show all Moderators` , select the super mod that I am removing and then set all the permissions to NO then that will turn everything off but it still doesn't remove the field from showing up in `Show all Moderators`. Like I said I have to go into the database and physically remove that row from the `moderator` table.

So is there another more streamlined way of removing a super mod?

Zachery 28 Dec 2010 23:39

Removing a moderator from the group should disable their permissions as well.

If you assigned a USER to a forum as a moderator this is not the same as a user being in the usergroup. A user does not need to be in any special usergroup to be assigned as a moderator of a forum.

If you had a user who was 1: a super moderator via a usergroup, and 2 a moderator of (a) specific forum(s) then removing his super moderator powers do not remove his given moderator powers.

If you assign someone to the usergroup as a super moderator, you do not need to also assign them to specific forums as a moderator also.

SnapOff Racing 29 Dec 2010 03:38

No I assigned someone as a Super Moderator by changing their usergroup. Then I edited their permissions via the "Forums & Moderators -> Show All Moderators" to allow/deny for certain things.

Now when I don't want that person as a Super Mod anymore I change their usergroup but that doesn't disable the permissions that I set for them. I can go back into the "Forums & Moderators -> Show All Moderators" and set everything to "NO" but then obviously I will have a collection of old super moderators in my list even though they aren't moderators anymore. The only way to fully remove them is to go into the database and delete the row from the `moderator` table that pertains to that particular moderator.

Like I said I am just trying to find a more streamlined way to do it however it doesn't seem that there is one.

Zachery 29 Dec 2010 16:36

Removing a user from the super moderator usergroup DOES remove all of their permissions.

Digital Jedi 29 Dec 2010 16:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by SnapOff Racing (Post 2140438)
No I assigned someone as a Super Moderator by changing their usergroup. Then I edited their permissions via the "Forums & Moderators -> Show All Moderators" to allow/deny for certain things.

Now when I don't want that person as a Super Mod anymore I change their usergroup but that doesn't disable the permissions that I set for them. I can go back into the "Forums & Moderators -> Show All Moderators" and set everything to "NO" but then obviously I will have a collection of old super moderators in my list even though they aren't moderators anymore. The only way to fully remove them is to go into the database and delete the row from the `moderator` table that pertains to that particular moderator.

Like I said I am just trying to find a more streamlined way to do it however it doesn't seem that there is one.

I could be mistaken here, but I believe when you go into Edit Permissions under that path you did, you edit the individual Moderator permissions for that user and not for their Usergroup. If I had more time I'd test mine to verify, but maybe someone else will verify before I get back. I know Usergroup permissions are tricky and you run into loopholes with permissions form time to time.

SnapOff Racing 29 Dec 2010 19:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachery (Post 2140759)
Removing a user from the super moderator usergroup DOES remove all of their permissions.

Wow I guess you are right! I don't know what happened but like two months ago I had removed a moderator from Super Moderator status only to find that he was still able to moderate even when he wasn't assigned as a Super Moderator nor was he assigned to any individual forums. I had found that it was because he still had the active permissions in the Show All Moderators page. So ever since then I been going into the DB and manually removing the permissions. However I just tested it out right now and after putting a Super Mod back into the Registered Users group it does seem to have disabled their permissions. It also deleted their name from the "Show all Moderators" page as well which it wasn't doing before. Must have been a bug fix from an upgrade that I installed or something I dunno but it's working now so THANKS for that Zachery.


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