Subgroup members must be Group members, therefore:
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If a Moderator (with permission to invite to a Subgroup and the Group) invites someone (who does not belong to the Group) to join a Subgroup, then the invitee should be invited to join the Subgroup with the invitation saying they would also by default be joining the Group.
If a Moderator (with permission to invite to a Subgroup, but not the Group*) invites someone (who does not belong to the Group) to join a Subgroup, then the invitation should not created and the Moderator should be reminded they do not have permission to invite non-Group members to join the Subgroup.
*This recognizes that such Moderators do not have permission to invite to the Group.
On Feb 11, 2019, at 11:00 AM, Mark Fletcher <email@example.com> wrote:
(making this a new thread)
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 11:48 PM Andy W <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
NEW: You can now invite someone to join a subgroup (they will be added
to the parent as well if they accept).
I've just been looking at this new feature. I think previously, moderators of subgroups could only use the Direct Add feature (if they had permission) to add members of the main group to their subgroup. Allowing moderators of subgroups to invite members to a subgroup now gives them additional permissions over membership of the main group where they may only be a subscriber. This goes against the principal of having those permissions in the first place.
What do other people think about this? Should this be a new/different permission? The permission is currently just worded 'Invite Members'. Previously a moderator of a subgroup who had this (but not in the parent group), could only add existing members of the parent group to the subgroup (directly adding them). Now they can invite people who are not members of the parent group to join the subgroup (they would be added to parent group automatically on joining).