The code you are using is not outputting any value; the PHP code you are writing is supposed to output 1 if the actions associated to the condition need to be executed, and 0 when they don't need to be executed.
The correct condition is the following one:
<?php echo ([node:author-uid] != 1); ?>
Alternatively, you can use the following one:
<?php echo ($author->uid != 1); ?>
- Verify the token you are using is the correct one; the one I see with Drupal 6 is [node:author-uid].
- The operator
!= already returns a boolean value; there is no need to convert it to a boolean, as you do with the code you have written. The "Truth value" field accepts also 1 and 0 as values; there is no need to convert a value to a boolean.
The description reported for "PHP Evaluation" is the following one:
PHP code inside of
?> delimiters will be evaluated and replaced by its output. E.g.
<? echo 1+1; ?> will be replaced by 2.
To notice that the user with ID equal to 1 is a particular user to whom Drupal always give any permission defined from any module; this is the only user account that is treaded in this particular way. Administrator users don't have their user ID always equal to 1; if you are checking the user ID to verify if the user is an administration user, then you are doing it wrong. In Drupal, you usually check the permissions the user has with