[SOLVED] Some members may edit some specific other members' profiles - how?

1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #326155 by lousyfool
Hi again,

I need to enable some members (not "Moderators" or J! admins) to edit profiles of certain other members.

Wannabe-editor and to-be-edited have in common:
- CB Connection (exclusively, means they're only connected with each other, no one else - both ways)
- A CB field with the same hashed value unique for these connected members.

Not in common = differences in between editor and edited:
- Usergroups
- ACL
- Values of other CB fields (e.g. in one CB field editors have a value of 1, while edited have a value of 0)

Editors shall be able to edit the profiles of their connections, but not vice versa. (I know, that won't be a biggie once the basic concept is working.)

How?
Been thinking to - per Auto Action and when matching conditions - temporarily give an editor a "Moderator" usergroup while they're accessing a connected profile (and remove it again once they're done), but that seems a bit risky.
Any better way I can't think of - without hacking core?

Thanks!

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1 month 2 weeks ago #326159 by krileon
The only way to do this is clever usage of usergroups and Moderator View Access Level. Beyond that it's impossible as we do not support assigning a user moderator permissions for specific users at this time (something we want to implement in the future).

For moderation a moderator cannot edit someone who is in the same usergroup or above their usergroup. Example as follows.

Registered
- Team 1
- - Team 1 Moderator
- Team 2
- - Team 2 Moderator

Now with the above structure if you were to select Team 1 Moderator and Team 2 Moderator in your Moderator View Access Level then Team 2 Moderator can edit Team 2, but cannot edit Team 1. The same applies for Team 1 Moderator being able to edit Team 1, but not Team 2.

Note that this behavior ONLY applies to profile edit. They'll still have all other full moderator permissions.


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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #326160 by lousyfool
Thanks, understood.

I do have that structure already for different reasons. Though not one "team set" per editor/edited group, but that's not the issue as I can prevent further "cross-group" editing with conditionals.

But, as confirmed by you, I must then make the editors full "CB Moderators" and, if I understand it right, that's a no-no due to the other moderator permissions they would inherit. As I already said in my initial post, "that seems a bit risky".

Too bad... guess I'll need to look into modding the core :(

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1 month 2 weeks ago #326167 by lousyfool
Hi Kyle,

Just FYI, I found a solution without messing with the core.

In short, I've created a new tab restricted to the editors' ACL and, with the help of a new Custom HTML field, placed a form in there, with which the relevant fields can be edited while viewing the connected profile.

Done and dusted.
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