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Is this just on on registration or at any time they could join the groups?

Hi there, thanks for getting back to me.

As regards your question, in a forum with different membergroups, a user can select multiple groups AT ANY TIME - whether on registration or after.

This of course causes havoc with a forum that has been set up with distinct membergroups to be kept separate (i.e. a forum having boards accessible to certain membergroups but not others).

Joining a group isn't 'mandatory' upon registration but that in itself isn't a problem.The problem lies with the fact that if users join multiple groups (and there's nothing stopping them doing so) they end up gaining the permissions of all groups they've selected.

At registration = CTRL + click to highlight/select multiple groups - (gives you permissions for all groups you've selected)

After registration =  Profile > Forum Profile > Group Membership > Available Groups > Join Group... select multiple groups - (gives you permission for all groups you've selected)

The button 'Make Primary Group' has absolutely no purpose/effect other than to display the selected group name next to the username. That's all it does!

As you can imagine, modding such a forum becomes a nightmare as you have to constantly snoop, ban etc etc in case some users are joining more than one membergroup in order to gain access to boards that normally off-limits to their membergroup.



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