Hiring someone -> Moderators shouldn't have admin panel access


What would you like done?
When I make a regular user, a moderator, the user then gets access to the admin panel.
And then, there the user sees things like : dashboard, users, plugins etc.
I don’t want the moderator to see these things.
Is it possible to take away this from the moderator?
I want the moderator to be able to manage the posts.
I actually did this by making the user a level 4 user.
But then a level 4 user isn’t able to merge posts.

So, this can be solved either by doing one of this:

Remove the admin panel access from the moderator

Grant ability to merge posts to level 4 user

When do you need it done?
I’m in no hurry.
But I think this should be a quick fix for the right person.

What is your budget, in $ USD that you can offer for this task?
$50 max.

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

Users at trust level 4 can merge topics.


I actually tried doing “impersonate” and then checked it - but it isn’t letting a level 4 user merge posts.

In your post you mentioned it as "merge topics"
But I’m looking to give “merging posts” ability to level 4 user



Here I have pasted a screenshot of the options that is available for a Level 4 user:

It lets a level 4 user do:
a. move selected posts to an existing topic
b. move selected posts to a new topic

a. it doesn’t let the level 4 user merge the posts.

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #5

Isn’t Move selected posts to an existing topic the same as merge? Or I’m missing something?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #6

Perhaps he means combine consecutive posts by the same user…

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #7

Yeah, we might as well allow TL4 to combine consecutive posts as well.

Allow TL4 to merge posts


But for now - can anyone help me out please?
I have a pretty active Discourse forum and I need to give this privilege to a user.

(Jay Pfaffman) #9

The original post says you’re not in a hurry. It sounds like your request might make it into core, if you’re not in a hurry.

It’s fairly improbable that someone will find fifty dollars sufficient enticement to write a plugin, post it to github.com, see that you can install it, and arrange payment.


Yeah - I thought it’d be a quick fix.
But I do understand.
And it’d be great if this gets added to the core.

But how about solving this situation the other way (As mentioned in my first post)
By: Removing the admin panel access for the moderators?
In that case I can just make that user - a moderator and problem solved.
So, please let me know if anyone out here knows how to remove the admin panel access - for moderators.

(system) #11

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