Able to invite users to staff group, then unable to remove them from the group


(Tobias Eigen) #1

I accidentally invited some users to the staff group on my discourse, and am now trying to remove them but it doesn’t work. Any advice on removing them now? And maybe the invite feature should be changed to prevent this from happening to others.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

You should probably delete those users and re create them.


(Tobias Eigen) #3

It’s not easy for me to do that anymore as these ~50 users have started accepting their invitations and are using the forum.

What does it mean to be in the admin group? They don’t seem to have any admin privileges, and I’ve removed access for admin group members from the staff category.


(Kane York) #4

The admin group is an ‘automatic’ group, meaning that it’s populated based on a condition of the user. For admin/moderator/staff, it’s the admin/moderator flag on the account.

I think you invited them as admins. You can check on the admin user page.


(Tobias Eigen) #5

I invited them to the staff group and was then unable to remove them from the group. They did not get admin or mod priveleges.

I just checked and this problem had gone away! I guess during a recent upgrade.

I am very much wishing these special groups had special discoursian names. Staff is a name we’d like to use for something else specific to our community.


(Kane York) #6

Automatic groups are also rechecked when the server process starts.