Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#1935 closed bug (wontfix)

Adding of Related Groups should be a group admin privilege

Reported by: planetcruiser Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: unassigned
Component: BW Group Keywords:



  • Currently every member of a group can add a related group (/groups/xxx/relatedgroupsettings)
  • This is inconsistent to other group settings like the description of a group etc., which only group admins can change
  • It makes moderation of group relations virtually impossible


  • Only allow group admins to add related groups


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mahouni

(copy from ticket #1695, comment 79)
Replying to beatnickgr:

I'm currently able to join open groups and add related subgroups, without being the administrator, i dont think it's supposed to work this way... (I could join all the major groups, and add my group of swingers in order to make it more visible...)

It is supposed to work this way. Members can also remove the unwanted groups. The group members can decide about guidelines for adding and removing related groups. The group administrators can warn, kick and ban people who don't act accordingly. If necessary you could also send a complaint or abuse report about such members.

We might add a group setting where the administrators can reset the related groups. Or even an additional group setting that allows for restricting the power to organize the related group to administrators only.

But it is a core feature of the related groups, to evolve as a community built structure. That is what BW is about. Else we should close the wiki and the forums etc. now, because anyone could write about swingers there.

Let's see how it works. I am not against changing it, if necessary. But as long as there are no problems, I am against making it an admin privilege.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by sitatara

  • Component changed from unknown to BW Group

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Tsjoek

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Agree with Mahouni that the community should build the network. I haven't noticed anything bad going on myself. I've entered a support ticket to ask their opinion but didn't get an answer back, so I guess it's not a live-threatening problem on that side either.

Kuddo's to the community and let's not solve a problem we don't have.

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