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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4019 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

"Inactive" users can create Groups??

Reported by: rsteer's profile rsteer Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5.4
Component: Forums Keywords:


POSSIBLE bug ... I'm not sure.

I noticed this because I was trying to find a way to allow people to sign up themselves on a WP/BP site, but have them not able to do anything until I approved their membership. I thought setting the status of new users to "Inactive" would do that.

This may not really be a bug in BP, but I did an experiment, signed myself in as a new user, and found that I was able to do things like create new groups, which seems inconsistent with the general definition of "inactive". If BP DOESN'T want inactive users to create groups, then you've got a bug.

I also noticed that my test user was automatically a member of one group, without intentionally doing anything. Also, that group is actually a *subgroup* (using the Group Hierarchy plugin) of a larger group, but the test user is NOT a member of the *parent* group! I didn't know that was possible.


Change History (2)

#1 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

There's no native concept, in WordPress or BuddyPress, of "inactive" users. If you have a setting of "inactive" somewhere in your interface, it's being added by another plugin. You may want to speak about the author of that plugin about the possibility of BuddyPress integration.

If you have issues with the way the BP Group Hierarchy group works, you may want to consider posting on, in the BP Group Hierarchy group. This forum is for development on the BuddyPress core software only.

#2 @johnjamesjacoby
12 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to Forums
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Version set to 1.5.4

'Inactive' is a role set by bbPress 1.x which is exclusive to the forums alone. BuddyPress does not actually use this, and those roles will be removed in future versions of BuddyPress after the upgrade to bbPress 2.x completes.

Confusing, yes, but not actually a bug; just poor user experience. Apologies, and we're working on improving this already and soon.

Thanks for the report.

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