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Phil Freihofner
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On several occasions I've attempted to open posts on this message board and obtained the message "Oooops. You don't have sufficient privileges to access this message"

I'm unable to discover what exactly is required of me to gain these privileges. I have two Moose badges--was hoping that was good for something!

A suggestion: have a post or information on this forum that explains what these privileges are.

Thank you!
Henry Wong
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Phil Freihofner wrote:On several occasions I've attempted to open posts on this message board and obtained the message "you have insufficient privileges..."

I'm unable to discover what exactly is required of me to gain these privileges. I have two Moose badges--was hoping that was good for something!

A suggestion: have a post or information on this forum that explains what these privileges are.


Let's move this to the ranch office forum -- where these types of questions are addressed.

Henry


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Henry Wong
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This happens sometimes -- and there are various reasons for it.

The most common reason is that the topic (or post) has been deleted. To delete a topic, the topic has to be moved to the trash, followed by the links being updated to no longer show the topic/post existing in the forum. Unfortunately, due to race conditions, it is possible to have the page, with the old links. And when you click on this outdated links, you get the "not enough privileges" warning.

In other words, I wouldn't worry about. There are reasons why the topic has been deleted.

Henry
Phil Freihofner
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Thank you Henry for the explanation!

I can see from the contents of this forum, and a search on the term "privileges" that this is actually a pretty common occurrence.

May I suggest that something like the following line be added to the header section of the "Work Offered" forum:

Job postings that do not conform to our requirements will be deleted. Users who try to access posts in the process of being deleted may get the following error message: "Oops. You don't have sufficient privileges to see this post."


Alternatively, rewrite the error message to convey that there is a deletion in process.

It could save a number of aggregate man hours, both for people puzzled by the error message who search for answers or end up posting to ask why, and for the forum leaders who answer the questions.

Best wishes!
Andrew Monkhouse
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Good suggestion. We'll see what we can do. Have a cow for helping us improve the site!


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