[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7936: joinleave_group not working on private Group

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Sat Jul 28 02:16:28 UTC 2018

#7936: joinleave_group not working on private Group
 Reporter:  ravipatel     |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high          |   Milestone:  3.2.0
Component:  Groups        |     Version:  3.0.0
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 Thanks for having a quick look, @dcavins !

 >  because a site admin is allowed join any group at will.

 When I was originally looking at this, I considered the same thing. I'm on
 the fence about whether to do it. For one thing, the current behavior -
 admins see Request Membership - does not just date from 3.0, but has
 always been the case (as far as I can see). For another thing, this change
 would mean that it's impossible for admins to request membership to a
 private group. Currently, they have the option of *either* joining the
 group directly (in the admin) *or* requesting membership on the front end
 (and, optionally, going to Manage > Requests and immediately accepting).
 If we change it so that the admin always sees Join Group, they'll lose
 this bit of functionality. It seems to me that in at least some cases, a
 user who happens to have admin privileges might also like to be able to
 request membership, at least as a courtesy. So I lean toward leaving the
 behavior as-is, and allowing the "super power" to be Dashboard-only. Happy
 to hear other thoughts, though.

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