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Privileges for paid-up members [message #159168] Sun, 10 May 2009 13:04 Go to next message
srchild is currently offline  srchild   United Kingdom
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I run a fudforum where the users either are or are not paid-up members of the organisation running the forum. We'd like to recognise the paid-up status of the paid-up members by giving them extra privileges. I though allocating the paid-up members to a 'paidup' group would be the way forward, and it is to some extent, but I wonder whether/how this can be taken further.

For example, with groups I could give search permission to paidups but not to others.

But a lot of settings, for example enabling rights to use avatars, email notifications, and similar, seem not to apply to groups but are global, so I can't give 'favours' of these kinds to paidups without also giving them to others (or am I overlooking something?)

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Re: Privileges for paid-up members [message #159169 is a reply to message #159168] Sun, 10 May 2009 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's fairly easy to extend the group management system to also apply to avatars, etc. However, someone would need to write a patch before it can be implemented.

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Re: Privileges for paid-up members [message #159170 is a reply to message #159169] Sun, 10 May 2009 14:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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naudefj wrote on Sun, 10 May 2009 19:40
It's fairly easy to extend the group management system to also apply to avatars, etc. However, someone would need to write a patch before it can be implemented.


Can you give me an idea where I should be looking and I'll see how it looks?

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Re: Privileges for paid-up members [message #159175 is a reply to message #159170] Sun, 10 May 2009 16:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Grep the src directory for p_SEARCH and similarly implement a p_AVATAR. Two simple edits and theme rebuild should do it.
Re: Privileges for paid-up members [message #159178 is a reply to message #159175] Sun, 10 May 2009 18:38 Go to previous message
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naudefj wrote on Sun, 10 May 2009 21:55
Grep the src directory for p_SEARCH and similarly implement a p_AVATAR. Two simple edits and theme rebuild should do it.


Four edits later... groupmgr.php.t, groups.inc.t, groupmgr.tmpl and msg Smile

That puts an entry in groups manager for avatar, but of course (?) enabling it has no effect if avatars disabled in admin control panel, and if I enable avatars in admin control panel then they appear to be enabled for everyone regardless of whether my new option is enabled or disabled.

Is it simply a matter of setting the correct opt value in group_perm_array in groups.inc.t (I tried 4194304), or (more likely) am I going to have to hack some code somewhere else - since what I seem to be trying to do here is to override a global setting usually set in admin control panel?

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