[GMG-Devel] User "status" field changing

Christopher Allan Webber cwebber at dustycloud.org
Fri Oct 11 12:34:09 EDT 2013


cwebber at dustycloud.org writes:

> Note: this is only relevant to you maybe if you are
>  a) Running a public registration site and have messed with the
>     database.
>  b) Are a developer.
>
> We're very close to merging Natalie's moderation branch.  This probably
> isn't a big deal to most people, but it might be to you.
>
> So basically, we're pulling in a new "privileges" system from Natalie's
> branch.  We had a looser version of this before; users had a number of
> booleans, such as whether or not their email was valid or not, and there
> was a unicode field called "status".
>
> There was an old hack where you could move the "status" field to
> something that wasn't "active" manually to disable a user.  If anyone
> has done this in their database, those users will become active again
> during this switchover... we hadn't prepared for that!  I think the
> chances of anyone having done that are fairly low... I don't know of
> anyone having done so, but if you have done so, please email me... I'll
> make sure we set you up so we can take care of those users in the
> switchover.
>
> I suspect since that was never exposed in the web UI though, most people
> just deleted problematic users.  (Now we'll have better solutions in the
> new system... like banning them! ;))
>
>  - cwebb

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd merged into master!  Thanks to Natalie for all her hard
work through OPW on this project! :D


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