User-Created Categories

(Brian Palmer) #1

I’d love to be able to give everybody the ability to create new categories, even if they aren’t an admin. This is for a company private internal Discourse instance, so we don’t really need to worry about spam or untrusted users mucking things up too much – but we still would prefer not to make every employee a full site admin.

(Evaryont 🎆) #2

I’d also want this ability, perhaps gated to those above a certain trust level?

(Sam Saffron) #3

There is no UI at the moment for adding global “abilities” to groups, we would need this first.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

This is really far off. If you trust your users that much, make them all admins as a short term workaround.

Otherwise create a topic for new categories and have people post to it when they need a new category… watch that topic as admin, and voilà

(Michael Downey) #5

Maybe moderators could (optionally) be given the permission?

(Brian Palmer) #6

Sure, that’s the workaround we’ve implemented for now. We can’t make them all admins, because it’d give them access to settings they really shouldn’t have even if we trust them as employees, like S3 credentials and the ability to change authentication methods.

(Sam Saffron) #7

Totally open to a site setting that allows moderators to create categories, that is fine.

(Brian Palmer) #8

Right on, I’ll see what I can do.

(Sam Saffron) #9

This is now complete

“allow moderators to create categories : Site Setting”

(Brian Palmer) #10

Beautiful, thank you @sam

(Heroic Eric) #11

It looks like this setting has moved or was removed. Is that correct?

(Sam Saffron) #12

It is still there… keep typing… moderators, the screenshot was taken when we had less settings.