Other 3 suggestions/doubs:
1-As already suggested it would be nice to have an ?Allow only list - for this group? where you can specify only certain members that will be allowed to be promoted to that particular group, but also an ?Exclude List - for this group? where you can put members that won?t be auto-promoted to that group.
I can think of staff members that will fall in another group (so it?s like an auto-demotion in this case) after a certain number of posts. It?s true that they will be able to change their default group in the staff panel (Note: only if the feature ?Can change default usergroup? is enabled by the admin in the ACP), but if there are several groups (so several auto-promotion-demotion) this could happen more then once and could be annoying.
So it would be awesome to have for each Group an ?Exclude list? and ?Allow only list? that will exclude or allow certain members to be auto-promoted for that particular group.
But I have a question: what would happen if we want to have different groups that shares the same range of posts? Example:
Initial default group ?New User? (posts 1-49) and group ?Advanced User? (posts 50-150).
Then we want to have a special group that is the only allowed to do some special things:
Group ?New Helper User? (posts 1-99), ?Advanced Helper User? (posts 100-250).
How would this be handled? In which group would a new registered member be placed when he reaches 1 post? And if the user then is joined in the ?Helpers? groups?
Is it possible to make some sort of ?Set of groups?, where a direct relation between determined groups is set?
So in the previous example make one set based on the groups ?New User? and ?Advanced User?, and another set based on ?New Helper User? and ?Advanced Helper User?. In this case it is checked in which set of group you are part of, and then the auto-promotion acts accordingly. If you are a ?New User?, the next automatic step can only be ?Advanced User, and if ?New Helper User? --> ?Advanced Helper User?.
Am I rambling?
2-Another minor suggestion for future releases (yes other work! :-P): automatic PM after auto group promotion.
Immediately after the (auto) promotion, a PM is sent to the user informing him of the promotion. It would be nice to set different PM's for different groups promotion (text editable), so that the user is informed of the differences (if there are any) of the new group he is now part of.
Is it possible? In any case...thanks for your work A_Jelly_Doughnut! It's really appreciated!
3- If I want to set two groups: group ?A? (post 0-4) group ?B? (5-9), to make everything run correctly I have to set for
group ?A?: Minimum post count=0 or 1 (it?s the same
) Maximum post count=5 and for
group ?B?: Minimum post count=5 Maximum post count=10
Shouldn?t be more logical to make it work using the following values:
Group A: Minimum post count=0 Maximum post count=4
Group ?B?: Minimum post count=5 Maximum post count=9 ?
The minimum posts count of the previous group and the maximum posts count of the next group should be different (1 post different), not the same, as it is strange that for a same number (5 in this case), we have two groups (it?s not logical to define a group with one of the two extremes of a range with the same value of one of the two extremes of another group). The mod works fine, but if one has to set it...it?s a little bit strange to comprehend, and not that logical in my opinion.
If I put the settings I have suggested, I become member of group ?A? only at post 1 (and not at post 0) (but this is in any case), at the 4th post I?m not member of group ?A?, and not even of group ?B?, at the 5th post I?m promoted to group ?B?.
Sorry for this long post. I hope you don?t mind me making all these suggestions.