NodeBB Demo Admin?



  • I second that request. Having an admin demo helps a lot, as moderation among others is one very important thing in forums


  • GNU/Linux

    I am neutral one this subject.



  • Well I'm just gonna say this before people get the wrong idea of what I meant.

    I wan't for there to be a demo admin/user site. Why?

    It allows those who are looking for software a feel of how it already works. Yes you can read about all the features that it provides in text. But having that hands on experience right away would be easier than, going through the process of installing and configuring the software and seeing if you really like it or not.



  • Fully agree that there should be a demo site running, keep it on the last release and reset it once a day.


  • Admin

    I can agree, maybe we should dump the "testing ground" category, and have that link to a testing forum that has admin/admin access; resets every day - perhaps on the most latest build as well. Will require some hardcoded stuff like a robots.txt

    Then we can stop pushing edge builds to our community forum, otherwise mishaps (like for example missing search functionality that we experienced recently) won't be a big problem.

    Let's think about this post-0.4x ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    @psychobunny I'd prefer two testing boards if you need one on the latest build.
    Therefor the admin-board runs on the latest stable build and the other board on master.

    You may remove "testing ground" category and add the links to the 2nd widget at home-screen... would be my suggestion ๐Ÿ˜‰



  • Are there screenshots of the current admin section anywhere?


  • Admin

    Here are some, but keep in mind we're in the process of completely revamping the admin panel ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • @julian said:

    Here are some, but keep in mind we're in the process of completely revamping the admin panel ๐Ÿ™‚

    Despite that, you're already doing better than the existing base of forum admin panels. Some are pretty scary.

    As your project grows more popular and attracts main-stream attention, I hope it's possible to keep much of the legacy "forum cruft" out of the platform core (superfluous editor features, repeating signatures, polls, posts on user profiles, etc etc). I'd even take it a step further and say that most users don't know or want to know about bbCode/MarkDown either.

    There will always be a cult of people insisting these types of features are incredibly important, but then on their own sites members are struggling to even share a photo.



  • @julian said:

    Here are some, but keep in mind we're in the process of completely revamping the admin panel ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is it a screenshot of admin panel for this forum?


  • Admin

    @dibu Yup, this forum specifically.


  • Admin

    I hope it's possible to keep much of the legacy "forum cruft" out of the platform core (superfluous editor features, repeating signatures, polls, posts on user profiles, etc etc)

    For the most part we're trying to keep that stuff implemented in plugins. I wouldn't want to insult @Schamper's poll plugin as "cruft" though because I think its pretty cool ๐Ÿ˜‰ But yeah I get your point - that's why it's a plugin and not core (even Markdown is a plugin!). This way you can choose whatever you want for your forum, the options are unlimited.


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    +1 for the demo admin site.



  • +1 for the admin control panel demo



  • +2 for the admin control panel demo ๐Ÿ˜„



  • Gonna have to pop in here and +1 for Demo Admin site too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm trying to ascertain if this software has what I've seen no other have and it's frustrating. I use Teamspeak for chat, and I'm looking for something that has "Teamspeak"-like permissions.

    Most all other BB's, or Forum software, for their Admin access has an "All or nothing" type situation.

    I'm looking for something with a more granular approach to permissions. Something that allows you to create groups with "weights".

    Groups A, B and C.

    Group A is set to weight: 50
    Group B is set to weight 40
    Group C is set to weight 30

    Allowing any group to promote people to the weight of 40 and below for Group B means that Group B could promote people from Group C to Group B. But Group B people can't promote folks beyond.

    The reason this is needed is from our ranking structure:
    (assume the numbers are weights)

    Guild Master [74]
    Senior Officer [65]
    Team Leader [55]
    Officer [45]

    GM's should be able to promote SO/TL/O
    SO's should be able to promote folks to TL/O

    It's very hard for me to lay out exactly why I'm needing this other than I simply want layered permissions that give some folks access to some abilities based on weights rather than just an "On or Off" switch.

    ๐Ÿ˜•

    Anyway. tl;dr +1 Admin Demo!



  • @Sick Plugin, territory that buddy. Permissions in NodeBB are Find, Access, Create and Reply. ๐Ÿ‘

    Such plugin currently doesn't exist though.



  • If I could code, I definitely would. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Something tells me that I've stumbled into something that isn't quite user friendly. The UI and "forums" here are really nice, but I just tried to install it on my debian box and well... it leaves my no-so-admin smart self crying.

    I tried to follow this tutorial:

    Perhaps I need the "For dumbasses" version. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Sick That's an old tutorial and it's for Ubuntu. Debian is here

    Just change

    $ git clone -b v0.5.x https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git nodebb
    to
    $ git clone -b v0.6.x https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB.git nodebb

    when you get to it. ๐Ÿ‘

    NodeBB can also cover all that server administration business if you just want a forum. Link


  • Admin

    Thanks for the shoutout (time for us to build a referral system)

    Yeah I haven't updated my blog in months. I should! Sorry for misleading you, I wrote that a long time before we released proper documentation.


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