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Postby lendulado » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:31 pm

This is funny :?:

I've changed the comments and trackbacks' mail notifications to "No", reverted the changes to "Yes" and... my privilegies are lost.

Specially note S9Y asking me about my member status if I didn't change anything about this.

Now I have a blank page in the admin section with 3 links: Main Page, Back to the weblog and Logout.

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Postby garvinhicking » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:59 am

Hi!

It seems you have also set the option "Forbid to create entries" to "YES". This effectively blocks you out of the system.

Be sure to always make sure which checkboxes/radiobuttons you activate. Re-activating your access is a bit harder and required phpMyAdmin actions. Search this forum for "no_create".

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Postby lendulado » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:20 pm

garvinhicking wrote:Hi!

It seems you have also set the option "Forbid to create entries" to "YES". This effectively blocks you out of the system.

Be sure to always make sure which checkboxes/radiobuttons you activate. Re-activating your access is a bit harder and required phpMyAdmin actions. Search this forum for "no_create".

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Thanks for the reply. I have searched but all replies are useless to me, I have not access nor the database neither FTP.

I don't know why so dangerous option is labeled only with "Forbid to create entries" and is near others. Totally nonsense.

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Postby garvinhicking » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:11 am

Hi!

Thanks for the reply. I have searched but all replies are useless to me, I have not access nor the database neither FTP.


that's bad, you will need to contact your sysadmin in that case. Without DB or FTP access you cannot fix the problem.

I don't know why so dangerous option is labeled only with "Forbid to create entries" and is near others. Totally nonsense.


It does seem that some people occasionally click on it, despite of it reading "the user may not create new entries". Do you have a suggestion how to better solve that? I'm all ears to try to make that more userfriendly.

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Postby lendulado » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:44 pm

Hello

garvinhicking wrote:Hi!

that's bad, you will need to contact your sysadmin in that case. Without DB or FTP access you cannot fix the problem.


And because of this I'm posting in the supersized forum.

garvinhicking wrote:It does seem that some people occasionally click on it, despite of it reading "the user may not create new entries". Do you have a suggestion how to better solve that? I'm all ears to try to make that more userfriendly.


Yep, occasionally some people click on it, maybe because they don't read "this option will ban you from the blog" which is the real effect, rather than prevent you from creating new entries.

Some facts about this option:
    It does more than the description say (or the description is wrong or "two different options, similar name")
Where you say "the user may not create new entries" it in fact does "the user may not create new entries, nor change its settings, nor change its plugins, nor templates, nor adding more media...". I can't stress this so much.

    Despite the previous fact the option is near others
So when I want to change the email notifications I can accidentally mark the option and get in troubles.

    The option is in my own personal settings
And why I would want to prevent myself for creating new entries?

    Reversing the change requires administrator access/skills
In either case you need some more than a click to reverse the change.

    Solutions?

Renaming the option to something with more sense such as "ban the user from the blog", "remove privilegies", some like this. (Maybe add a field for "reasons for the ban" and show it the next time user logs in)

Moving the option away from the personal settings, make it available only from the management of the users and with a schema like this "Group1 > Group2 > Group3... > GroupN", i.e., users in Group1 can access this option for users un Group2,3,...,N; users in Group2 for users in Group3,...N; and so on. The users could not access the option for users in her/his same group.

I'm not a developer so I don't know if what I said is more o less difficult to implement or if I get the real meaning for such option, but this is how I see it.

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Postby garvinhicking » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:39 am

Hi!

And because of this I'm posting in the supersized forum.


Argh. I missed that! :-(

Sorry. In that case, Jannis will need to fix this for you. *g*

About a long-term solution - what I drew from your answer is that I could implement this:

1. Rename the option to describe better what it does

2. Move the option out of the "Personal preferences" section.

3. Move the option into the "User management" scheme and make it available to admins only

Do you think that would be a good way? Then I'll implement it, it's not that hard (only re-translating the option is ;) )

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Postby garvinhicking » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:27 pm

Hi!

I just committed those changes to the 1.2 snapshot SVN. It looks VERY Good, I'm ashamed we didn't do that before. :(

Many, many thanks for your input.

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Postby jhermanns » Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:27 am

if you tell me your login lendulado, i'll fix up your blog for you

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Postby lendulado » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:55 pm

jhermanns wrote:if you tell me your login lendulado, i'll fix up your blog for you


My username is "lendulado". Thanks in advance.

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Postby jhermanns » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:22 pm

you should be able to log in again, please give it a try.

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Postby lendulado » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:57 pm

jhermanns wrote:you should be able to log in again, please give it a try.


Thanks thanks thanks!!!

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Postby mobtik » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:15 pm

i did the same thing like lendulado, and blocked me out of my own blog...:roll:
can you help me to get in again jhermanns ??

my blog is http://mobtik.supersized.org/

thanx in advance!!

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Postby jhermanns » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:22 pm

done so...



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