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Groups – Mods and Admins

  • Avatar of Jvinch
    jvinch
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    @jvinch

    Okay, another day in BuddyPress Paradise. I’m exploring the Groups feature a bit more.

    * I promoted a user to Moderator of a group but it seems the only thing a Mod can do is edit the “Details” of a group (name, description, news). I would think it makes sense for Mods to be able to delete other (non-admin) messages off the Group Wire (you can delete your own) and kick & ban Members as well. Any other views on this?

    * Okay, so maybe what I would like a Mod to do is really only meant for Group Admins. So – can I promote an additional person to Group Admin? I have not been able to find that yet. Any suggestions?

    * As a site admin, can I moderate an individual User’s wire messages? I mean, short of giving a user a royal boot in the rear – is there a way for admin to remove an inappropriate message (ie User is in fine standing but violates terms of the site by promoting his own product) – removing the user is pretty drastic, removing a wire message followed up with an email would be a better approach. Any ideas?

    * On a broader scale, how do I moderate Users? For instance, in case of abuse, I’d like to remove someone from the site. I see a kick and ban feature for Groups (which I assume does exactly that, from a group) – should I just use regular WPMU user management functions to accomplish this outside of the Group area?

    On a side note – when I promote someone to Mod and log in as that user, the notification doesn’t turn off when the notice has been read.

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  • Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
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    @burtadsit

    Good questions all. You may be the first to answer them. :)

    Post a trac ticket for the mod notification not turning off issue. It’ll just get lost and not fixed otherwise.

    Avatar of Jvinch
    jvinch
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    @jvinch

    Ticket has been created.

    Burt, at this point I am just trying to assess whether a feature (ie add 2nd person to Group Admin, admin delete user wire messages) is there and I can’t find it or whether it’s missing. If not, I can create a few feature requests in trac, maybe it’ll get picked up eventually if the need is acknowledged.

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
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    @burtadsit

    I understand completely. What we got here is just the core of a wonderful thing. Some areas of bp are feature rich and some need to be fleshed out. It’s up to us to determine what the features should be based on how we want to use bp. Our problem now is that the docs for the features that do exist are kinda sparse. Like any open source product it’s up to us to create them.

    This is really how wpmu, bbpress and buddypress are designed. The architecture is extensible and the extensions and features grow out of need. I’d much prefer this way of doing things than being stuck with something monolithic. Here’s what ya get. Take it or leave it.

    Avatar of Jvinch
    jvinch
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    @jvinch

    Well hey, I obviously can’t code if my life depended on it so I don’t mind helping creating some documentation. I am not sure what’s already in place. Is there a central spot Andy keeps whatever is available?

    Avatar of Jvinch
    jvinch
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    @jvinch

    OK – dug in a bit more so a quick update post to close the loop on this.

    1. Changing Group Admins and the ability to add additional Group Admins is covered in this enhancement request:

    http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/309

    2. Ability for Site Admin to delete messages from Member Wire (similar to the way it works for Groups is requested here:

    http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/340

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
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    @burtadsit

    Yes we do have a place for docs. http://codex.buddypress.org/ Anyone can contribute. Thank you for asking :). Products like bp and mu are built by programmers. Documentation gives programmers hives.

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