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Admin & Owner groups?

Discussion in 'Member Management' started by ALEX, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. ALEX

    ALEX New Member

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    Does anyone do this? I have seen forums that have a group with one person in it called the "Owners" group. And then there are about 3 or 4 people in an "Administrator" group.

    Do you think it is a good idea? I don't really see the point in it, but there's nothing wrong with it.
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    I don't see a purpose until the forum gets big, or theres a LOT of maintaince having to do with the forum every day.
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    I do it every once and a while. I usually have 2 people in the owners, then the rest are Admins.
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    It has a point, I personally don't do it, I might distinguish the two groups, but for the most part, people know who the founders were, and who got their power after the forum was started.
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    Sometimes I think distinguishing is necessary as the Owner will sometimes retain Admin privileges but give the full Administrative duties to his team. So, in that case, like I forum I manage, it's alright. But in most situations I would advise against it.
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    There is no point, people can simply look at the first person who has registered and there you can see who the owner is.
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    It can be used for security however. IPB in particular will not allow access to some areas of the ACP without you being in the first (ROOT) admin group. Therefore a second group can be restrained using the tools in the ACP.
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    Hayze New Member

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    That's a good point, when the owner wants to leave for some reason, he may do that, but still keep the administrative permissions.
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    I've installed many a forum for web design clients, and have always been the first member to sign up to them for testing purposes. So, the first member is not always the owner. ;)

    The only time I've ever used an Admin group has been on boards with a full staff of mods (20+). Setting up the Mod discussion forum was just easier that way... permission wise.
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    Yes, that's a very valid point. Also when I buy a forum I swap the database records for user 1 and my account, thus providing the illusion that I was the creator of the forum.
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    PCgamesJunkie New Member

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    Ahh.. I see where that would help out, especially when taking over a board. "Swap database records" sounds scary though. LOLOL
  12. Edwin

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    *Starts laughing in an evil manner*

    Its easy in reality though.
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    I would make owners and admins the same, but in phpBB there is a founder profile.
    That helps A LOT.
    If you trust an admin enough with ACP, they should be part owner.
    Unless you want recognition, then just put it in your title.
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    I do this on my forum. Because there is 1 owner, and the rest are admins. There is a difference. The other admins don't "own" the site.
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