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nuttynovas
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User administration

Post by nuttynovas »

When I'm administrating a User there is no way to distinguish which user I'm administrating if i go from page to page of their user administration section? :?

I have quite often forgot who I'm editing and a simple display of there username instead of 'USER' would be most helpful i think

I have done a before and after to make it more simple to understand. :|
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iyeru42
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Re: User administration

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This is exactly why the username is displayed first on the admin form for users.
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Re: User administration

Post by Highway of Life »

That was a gripe of mine as well... I just added a bit of code in the ACP to make it easier on our Admins to see who they were editing.
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Re: User administration

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Add it to the bug tracker.

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Re: User administration

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Not really related, but... do you ever happen to edit a post instead of quoting it, or viceversa?
It's rather annoying when you come up deleting the original message because you thought you were editing it... :?
Any idea for making it safer/clearer that you're editing, not quoting? I was thinking about a different color for the text area, or a confirmation when you edit someone else's posts...
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Nicholas the Italian wrote: Not really related, but... do you ever happen to edit a post instead of quoting it, or viceversa?
It's rather annoying when you come up deleting the original message because you thought you were editing it... :?
Any idea for making it safer/clearer that you're editing, not quoting? I was thinking about a different color for the text area, or a confirmation when you edit someone else's posts...



I am always doing that with phpBB2 and phpBB3, editing posts I want to quote :roll:
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Re: User administration

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on my phpBB2 forum i even deleted a whole topic since i was conviced that the x was for the locking :oops: the funny thing was i just edited a post in that topic. how a wast of time :P
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Re: User administration

Post by Nicholas the Italian »

Rotsblok wrote: on my phpBB2 forum i even deleted a whole topic since i was conviced that the x was for the locking

Well, doesn't it ask for confirmation then...

Anyway, I'd almost call this a "security issue" (users' data involved)... bug tracker?
But I'd like to have some serious&easy solution to suggest.

PS: i was quoting myself instead of editing right now... :roll:
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Re: User administration

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You could change the edit button for your style so that it was more obvious if you wish. Personally I usually realise and catch myself before I hit submit.
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Re: User administration

Post by marosell »

there probably should be a edit-post confirmation. put it on the bug tracker, it can't hurt. if the team says no, then they say no. no biggie
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