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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5543 closed enhancement (maybelater)

BuddyPress Group Moderators Ability to "Moderate" pending member requests?

Reported by: vegaskev's profile vegaskev Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0
Component: Groups Keywords: ux-feedback, trac-tidy-2018


This is a follow-up to #4737.

Not to drudge up an old trac thread, but considering that a private group "moderates" it's new member requests, shouldn't a "moderator" have the ability to either "approve" or "deny" a new member request that is in "moderation"?

I completely understand why the ability to 'administrate' a group was removed from the group mod capabilities, however, IMO I feel (and as with anything, I could be wrong) that moderating new members of a private group should/could/would fall under the realm of a moderator's overall role.

Change History (7)

#1 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

I don't have a strong opinion about this. I do know that adding capabilities to an existing role is potentially problematic for site owners who have come to depend on the current division of responsibilities. Do others have thoughts?

#2 @sooskriszta
10 years ago

  • Owner set to sooskriszta
  • Status changed from new to assigned

@vegaskev You might want to try

#3 @sooskriszta
10 years ago

  • Owner sooskriszta deleted

#4 @DJPaul
10 years ago

I too don't have a strong opinion. I think if we were building the Private group role today, we would consider letting Private group Moderators manage invitations, but I am worried about changing this for anyone who expects the current behaviour.

Perhaps we can put this in FR until such a time we think about some kind of granular user capabilities setting for group members (whether we'd expose a UI for that in core by default is separate, but it should be possible under the hood).

#5 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#6 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

If you feel strongly that this enhancement should still be added to BuddyPress, and you are able to contribute effort towards it, we encourage you to re-open the ticket, or start a discussion about it in our Slack channel. Please consider that time has proven that good ideas without contributions do not get built.

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#7 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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