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[Suggestion]Mask Hidden forums in ACP


Guest RavenRaz

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Now that we have the great feature of only giving access to certain areas of ACP to mods/admins we have delegated more ACP tasks to our staff. But we still have a hierachy. And whilst the current system is great for giving hierchical access there are still some holes.
I would like the ability to allow lower level admins to manage forums that they have access to without seeing forums that are hidden from them in ACP.
Currently they cannot click on any forums that they do not have access to but they can see that they exist and theoretically could gain access to them via ACP.
Thanks in advance

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Hi there
I would like this issue to be given some serious consideration as it continues to cause us issues.
It seems pointless to have forums that are not visible to ceretain groups on the main boards yet they can see their presence in ACP.
Moreover they have the ability to change their permissions in ACP and view those forums if they so wish.
If you do not have access to a forum you should NOT be able to see it in ACP, and certainly should not be able to manage that forum even if you have been given forum management permissions.
This partial implementation of permissions seems like a missed opportunity to really limit access to areas of the board.

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So what happens if you accidentally set the permissions on an already existing forum with topics and posts in it so that no one has permission to view it? Now, in your scenario, no one can fix it, because they can't see it in the Admin CP anymore either.

Bottom line, if you don't trust people to be able to see any forums you have, they probably shouldn't be allowed to have any Admin CP access at all.

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So what happens if you accidentally set the permissions on an already existing forum with topics and posts in it so that no one has permission to view it? Now, in your scenario, no one can fix it, because they can't see it in the Admin CP anymore either.



Bottom line, if you don't trust people to be able to see any forums you have, they probably shouldn't be allowed to have any Admin CP access at all.


Root admins can always fix it. As they can obviously see every level.
Whilst I respect your opinion I do not see why it should be the bottom line just because you say so.
Each forum has their differences and your model will not work for ours.
There are reasons why it is desirable to give ppl different levels of access hence the whole set up of variable levels of access in ACP.
There is also a case for certain admins being able to have an area where they can post "private" matters that should not be viewable to people simply admining the forum.

It looks like it has been partially implemented - ie an Admin who is not supposed to view that forum can see it in the list but does not have a clickable link. If they cant click the link why allow them to see it in the first place?Or more to the point why allow them to change their permissions to be able to click it
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Thanks for the link although I dont really think it changes this request as the group permissions will still work on forum restrictions - I hope, as will the ACP restrictions on individuals.
Also I think/hope that the original admin/board creator still remains immune to actions of other admins

I will have a look at the beta to see how it is dealing with this particular issue

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http://ipb3preview.ipslink.com/topic/2280/...ore-root-admins

Geez... the majority of posts in that thread make me wonder if I'm the only admin left on the Internet who wants to be in the same usergroup as the admins who work with me. :/ Unnecessary separation just confuses members, an admin is an admin to me. Whether or not one "admin" can edit another "admin" doesn't MATTER to a member, they don't need to see a difference from the board.
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