Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#104 closed defect (FIXED)

Edit profile should be available to admins

Reported by: Elrond Owned by: Caleb Davis
Priority: trivial Milestone: 0.0.3
Component: programming Keywords:
Cc: Parent Tickets:


admins should be able to edit any profile, not only their own.

This shouldn't really be too hard to implement.
Not really needed for 0.0.3, so leaving the target version open.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by Caleb Davis, 13 years ago

Please elaborate. What is the problem you are trying to solve

comment:2 by Elrond, 13 years ago

mediagoblin has "admin users" (\_admin = True).

The current "edit your profile" allows people to edit their own
url/bio. This is fine. :-)

admin users should be able to edit the url/bio of any user. Why? To
remove spam.

On a second thought, this might not really be needed. Spam users
should just be deleted...

comment:3 by Christopher Allan Webber, 13 years ago

Priority: NormalLow
I think it'll be valuable to have this, but that the priority is
low. I think that if an admin is editing another user's profile
though, it should have a clear message saying they aren't editing
their own, and that with great power comes great responsibility.

comment:4 by Christopher Allan Webber, 13 years ago

Here's an example of where I think this is appropriate. Say we have
a MediaGoblin instance running at Springfield Elementary where
students can post their works online. However, Bart Simpson has put
something completely inappropriate and rude in his profile making
fun of his teacher. Principal Skinner, an admin, sees this and
decides to take action. Now Bart is still a student and he doesn't
want to **remove** Bart from the system, just that inappropriate
message. So he deletes the biography but not the user and sends off
a note via the hall monitor that Bart should see him in his office
after class.

comment:5 by Caleb Davis, 13 years ago

Owner: set to Caleb Davis
grouping with `#388 </issues/388>`_

comment:6 by Caleb Davis, 13 years ago

Milestone: 0.0.3
The issue is mostly resolved so I took the liberty of adding the
target version and % done.

[\ :sub:`cfdv/mediagoblin/cfdvs-mediagoblin/commits/b388+b391\_admin\_can\_edit\_user\_profile](`\ cfdv/mediagoblin/cfdvs-mediagoblin/commits/b388+b391\_admin\_can\_edit\_user\_profile)

The edit\_profile controller wasn't configured to allow editing of
non-self profiles. In IRC the decision was to pass a username in
the querystring to edit\_profile, which would only check the
querystring if the user was an administrator. Otherwise, anything
in the querystring is ignored.

I made an admin section in templates/mediagoblin because it seemed
like a part of gmg that could grow a lot. For now, administration
is displayed in /.

I also added a warning to the new message queue to remind the
admins what they are doing. :)


comment:7 by Caleb Davis, 13 years ago

[\ :sub:`cfdv/mediagoblin/cfdvs-mediagoblin/commits/b388+b391\_edit\_profile\_link\_on\_user\_page](`\ cfdv/mediagoblin/cfdvs-mediagoblin/commits/b388+b391\_edit\_profile\_link\_on\_user\_page)

This is a different version that moves the edit profile link to the
user page.

comment:8 by Christopher Allan Webber, 13 years ago

Status: NewClosed
Beautiful. Merged!

comment:9 by Will Kahn-Greene, 12 years ago

The original url for this bug was .

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