[Standards] admin->none, what happens to user if in member-only room

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Sep 21 23:43:06 UTC 2011

On 9/21/11 5:37 PM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:33 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>> Personally, I think the occupant which loss admin privs to a
>>> member-only room ought to be kicked.  Others might think otherwise.
>> Why not transition from admin to mere member? I don't see a reason to
>> kick or ban someone just because they're no longer an admin, even in a
>> members-only room. And in any case it all depends on what the owner does
>> (change affiliation from admin to member or admin to none or admin to
>> outcast).
> I think that if you're in a members-only room and you remove someone
> from the admin list, you'd expect all lists to be as they were prior
> to this act, except the admin list to not contain this person. That
> is: I would not expect removing people from the admin list to put them
> into another list. If this *is* what's desired, a user can logically
> remove from admin and add to members.

In the client I use for room administration (Psi), there's an Owners
List, an Admins List, a Members List, and a Banned List. I assume that
if I add someone to one of the lists, they're no longer on any of the
others. I'd also assume that if I remove someone from a list, they're
not automatically added to another list (i.e., affiliation='none').
However I would consider it reasonable in a members-only room for
removal from the Owners List or the Admins List to result in adding that
person to the Members List. In that regard members-only rooms are
somewhat special, I think.


Peter Saint-Andre

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