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[Q] Why is the [warn] code available to all?

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[Q] Why is the [warn] code available to all?

Postby The Orwell Society » Fri May 27, 2022 9:29 am

I was playing around with different codes and the preview function and found out that the [warn] code worked for me, a non-mod. Of course, I didn't post it, but that brought me to a question: If one could get in serious trouble for using the [warn] text and impersonating moderation, why are we non-mods able to use it? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just remove access to the code for all non-mods?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I decided to put it in moderation instead of technical do to it concerning mods moreso that the code itself.
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Postby Saksoni » Fri May 27, 2022 9:32 am

The Orwell Society wrote:I was playing around with different codes and the preview function and found out that the [warn] code worked for me, a non-mod. Of course, I didn't post it, but that brought me to a question: If one could get in serious trouble for using the [warn] text and impersonating moderation, why are we non-mods able to use it? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just remove access to the code for all non-mods?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I decided to put it in moderation instead of technical do to it concerning mofds moreso that the code itself.

I believe this was supposed to be something connected with an report system to the mods? maybe to warn them one more time like this and they will send his messages to them? i dont know.
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Postby The Orwell Society » Fri May 27, 2022 9:35 am

Saksoni wrote:
The Orwell Society wrote:I was playing around with different codes and the preview function and found out that the [warn] code worked for me, a non-mod. Of course, I didn't post it, but that brought me to a question: If one could get in serious trouble for using the [warn] text and impersonating moderation, why are we non-mods able to use it? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just remove access to the code for all non-mods?

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I decided to put it in moderation instead of technical do to it concerning mofds moreso that the code itself.

I believe this was supposed to be something connected with an report system to the mods? maybe to warn them one more time like this and they will send his messages to them? i dont know.

Any time a normal user uses the [warn] code, they would most likely be deleted. If I were to use it right now out of context as an example, I would most certainly get in serious trouble.
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Postby Aikoland » Fri May 27, 2022 9:41 am

The [warn] tag is just normal BBcode and, per this post from Reploid Productions 2015, there's no way to restrict who can and cannot use a specific BBcode.
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Postby The Reformed American Republic » Fri May 27, 2022 9:57 am

Aikoland wrote:The [warn] tag is just normal BBcode and, per this post from Reploid Productions 2015, there's no way to restrict who can and cannot use a specific BBcode.

Yeah, only newer versions of phpBB has that feature. The forum software is pretty old.
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Postby Grishahakkaverchynot » Fri May 27, 2022 12:00 pm

This version of phpBB has no concept of BBcode restrictions.
That is, any user who can post can use any BBcode.
Yes, that sadly includes [warn].
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Postby The Orwell Society » Fri May 27, 2022 12:08 pm

Grishahakkaverchynot wrote:This version of phpBB has no concept of BBcode restrictions.
That is, any user who can post can use any BBcode.
Yes, that sadly includes [warn].

On the topic BBcode, if it is already set by phpBB and can't be modifyed by the Nationstates admins, why do we have custom, NS-exclusive code like this?

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Postby Reploid Productions » Fri May 27, 2022 12:11 pm

The Orwell Society wrote:
Grishahakkaverchynot wrote:This version of phpBB has no concept of BBcode restrictions.
That is, any user who can post can use any BBcode.
Yes, that sadly includes [warn].

On the topic BBcode, if it is already set by phpBB and can't be modifyed by the Nationstates admins, why do we have custom, NS-exclusive code like ?

[osrs]Instant Link to the One Stop Rules Shop

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[osrs]Instant Link to the One Stop Rules Shop[/osrs]

We can create new BBCodes like the OSRS and [help] ones quite easily; it's just a matter of going into the admin panel and writing up what the BBCode is and what HTML/CSS that translates into. We just have no way to restrict the ability to use any of them. That's one of the things on the agenda for the eventual forum overhaul, presumably whenever hell freezes over. >_<
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Postby The Orwell Society » Fri May 27, 2022 12:25 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:
The Orwell Society wrote:On the topic BBcode, if it is already set by phpBB and can't be modifyed by the Nationstates admins, why do we have custom, NS-exclusive code like ?

[osrs]Instant Link to the One Stop Rules Shop

Code: Select all
[osrs]Instant Link to the One Stop Rules Shop[/osrs]

We can create new BBCodes like the OSRS and [help] ones quite easily; it's just a matter of going into the admin panel and writing up what the BBCode is and what HTML/CSS that translates into. We just have no way to restrict the ability to use any of them. That's one of the things on the agenda for the eventual forum overhaul, presumably whenever hell freezes over. >_<

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A totalitarian, socialist, fascist society ruled by a ruthless dictator known as Big Brother, the First Triumvir Donovan Xavier. The omnipresent and endlessly oppressive government is made up of four ministries: The Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Love, the Ministry of Peace, and the Ministry of Surplus.

Takes up present-day Russia, China, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Big Brother is watching you…

NEWS: 42 42 42 42 42 42 42

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Postby Sarzonia » Fri May 27, 2022 3:36 pm

Reploid Productions wrote:We just have no way to restrict the ability to use any of them. That's one of the things on the agenda for the eventual forum overhaul, presumably whenever hell freezes over. >_<


That's what I thought: You can't prevent the use of the warn code by locking us plebes out, but you can warn and ban those non-mods who do
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