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#44467 (In Topic #9851)


Noticed that if you disable 'use private topics' for a user group in global permissions, the link 'start personal topic' remains in users profiles, when it would be preferable for this to not be visible if it's not available for use.

Also, disabling 'use private topics' for a user group also disables their ability to send email to members, even when member has optioned to receive email from other members.

Not sure if this is normal behavior for these settings, so just mentioning in case.

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Agreed on all points. I've gone through and corrected a number of issues relating to this permission, and this permission will no longer affect the member emailing (as this can be controlled via page permissions instead and hence better granularity of control).

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