"X = The Blog ID you want to add the user to
XXroleXX = The role for the user"
I've been struggling with this for more than an hour now. It would be so helpful if, when providing information to edit PHP files with, you would use conventional and accurate examples. You may think my comments an affront to you and the seemingly tireless support you offer, but I see so many others suffering the frustrations of trying to get this right - not just this particular modification, but all the other major and minor edits we try to do in order to make our blogs better.
"X = The Blog ID" was easy. X always equals the alpha-numeric character that would represent, in this case a number (well, actually, the character is usually represented by a lowercase "x", but at least this was easy to understand).
"XXroleXX = The role for the user" is the mystery. I have searched all my WP-MU files and everywhere I could think of online and the codex. Nowhere is there any representation of 2 sets of alpha-numeric characters flanking the word "role". If this was meant to be "level_xx", then that's the way it should be represented. If it was meant to represent some other term, it would have been better to represent it in a way that makes it more clear. If it could be any one or more of several terms, it might have been most helpful to use an example to give us an idea what and how the term is used.
I'm trying hard to be more or less self-sufficient here. I have asked a couple of questions so far on WordPress forums - worded simply, succinctly and politely - and have gotten zero response from anyone. It's frustrating. It reminds me of 16 years ago when I got my first computer and sought help on CompuServe forums. Everyone spoke a foreign language called technogeek. I evolved into a support specialist who became quite popular because I spoke less geekish and adhered to the conventions when giving examples.
I know we are supposed to be very familiar with servers and coding, but the reality is, most of us know enough to get into deep trouble. I have no doubt most of the regulars here know that. Please don't punish us for wanting to learn right from wrong.
Thanks for letting me complain.