This is progress. It does everything the post queue feature did and more.bolverk wrote:I guess our definition of "cleanly" is very different. I do not agree that forcing redundant groups on an admin simply to allow the application of one global permission is clean.Kellanved wrote: Why? The permission can do the very same thing much more cleanly.Exactly. The tools already exist today for individual board admins to address the issues you mention. They have the flexibility to enable or disable these permissions through groups and roles, what I don't understand is why you felt it necessary to deliver a pre-packaged implementation that is all or nothing, rather than delivering a tool that can be used, or not, depending on if it is necessary. To me, it almost appears as if you are designing not just features but actual admin implementations of those features geared towards new users who may not know how to use the tools to create the implementation themselves. For my boards specifically, this change boils down to the fact that I am now penalized for having no need or desire to separate my members into duplicate groups based on nothing more than post count. And yet I cannot disable this "new group" if I want to retain the existing spam net I have in place. You have to forgive me but from my POV this is not progress. What it means is I stay frozen at version 3.0.4 having to keep applying manual bug patches indefinitely.Kellanved wrote:We could have added yet another post based setting to control all these functions individually, but phpBB already has a perfectly fine mechanism for such things: permissions.
You can keep the existing functionality (new users can be placed on the queue). You can also prohibit them from any other permission setting - for example, using smilies or avatars (even though you have them disabled, this has utility for other users).
You say you have no need to treat your new users differently, but then you turn around and say you already do by using the post queuing feature in the first place. I really don't understand your complaint at all.