Continuing the discussion from Permission to invite users on private site:
I just ran into this issue on my site. I have specific criteria for who can join the forum (professional astronomers) so I want Moderators to be able to vet each new user. At the same time, I want users to be able to invite colleagues via the Invite button UI (who the mods would then vet as if they came in through the Sign Up button).
For reference, here are my relevant settings:
invite only = off must approve users = on enable local logins = on allow new registrations = on enable github logins = on invites per page = 40 default invitee trust level = 1 max invites per day = 5
If turn off `must approve users’ then astronomers would be able to invite other astronomers (great), but opens the risk that non-astronomers would create accounts via the Sign Up button (not great).
So I guess this is more of a request to change the Invite workflow for regular members in ‘must approve users’ forums than a bug.