I just deployed a major update to the site's permissions system, which involved rewriting a lot of the related code. This is pretty much all internal details, and there should be no noticeable changes, but it's definitely possible that I missed something. So if you notice anything unusual that seems like it might be permissions-related (such as a button missing or a functionality not working), please let me know.
None of it's really being used yet, but the rewritten system allows for multiple new capabilities that we'll need as the site grows, like granting permissions to users only inside specific groups (instead of site-wide) and denying permissions in specific groups (like "able to tag topics in all groups except ~music").
On that note, most permissions are still granted manually, and I haven't given them to many people lately. If you're interested in helping with some of the site's organizational work and think you have a good understanding of how things are currently organized, please send me a message and ask, and I can give you some permissions to help out.
These are the permissions that are currently available (and there are at least a few users that have access to each of these):
- Changing tags on topics
- Moving topics to different groups
- Editing the titles of topics
- Editing the links of link topics
- Editing wiki pages (or creating new ones)
And as usual, I've topped everyone back up to 10 invites, accessible on the invite page.