I still think it is necessary to give visitors to my family site different levels of authorization. There are some people who should be given full authorization, as is done for everyone today. There are others who should just be able to update, but not necessarily invite others. I had one "outside" family member invite her sister-in-law who added a few dozen of her family -- and you can be sure that I have no desire for them to be on our family tree. They should have set up their own tree, but didn't know any better. Third, there should be people who merely look at the tree without any update capability. I can envision some people, with no training in using the site, trying to change things and screwing up the data others have entered into the site.
Under the Site Access options you can make it so that members can't invite other members. It was tough enough finding that so don't ask me how I did it. There is another section somewhere about whether or not members can update the tree and in what ways, like just add to the tree, or add and edit, but I can't find that right now either. You'd think those would be in the same place, but they apparently aren't.
I just wanted to add to Eric's response taht another way to set permissions for users is under the section: Account > Site Settings > General > Permissions. There you can select if you want users to be able to edit or not your tree and photos.
Sorry but I followed the path you stated and when I got there I couldn't find permissions. I will copy the page into this letter. IT will not come out exactly as it appears on the site but will give a better picture of what we see. Although I see three tabs when I look at the site, here I can see the fourth tab without any text. I assume that is where PERMISSIONS should appear.
Both Yaniv Stern and I are defined as administrators of the site and neither of us could see PERMISSIONS.
Under administaration the only option is to erase the entire site!!.
Specify the simplicity level of administration screens like this one
- recommended for most Site managers
- recommended for technically savvy Site managers
This setting can also be modified at the top of each administration screen
Describe your web site
e.g. Kramer Family Website
e.g. Welcome to our corner on the Internet
E.g.: List the surnames of the main families using the site
Primary use of site:
Immediate family siteExtended family siteGenealogy siteCommunity siteCommon interest siteAlumni siteOtherPhoto albumsFriends & funDNA research groupFun genealogy sitePhotos