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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#2576 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Forum Directory does not list private or hidden topics

Reported by: dwenaus's profile dwenaus Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Forums Keywords:


The Group Forums Directory only lists public topics (see line 89 in function groups_add_forum_where_sql() in (in /bp-groups/bp-groups-filters.php)

I'd like to suggest two possible solutions:

  1. change the sql so that people's private topics are also included - this would probably involve another table join to see if the logged in user is a member of that group for private or hidden topics.
  1. If that sql is too complex, then maybe it would make sense to create a third tab in the group forum directory in addition to the 'All forums' and 'My Forums' tabs called 'My Private Forums' where you list all forum topics from private and hidden groups you are a member of. This would be much easier to code and integrate. It also might provide the separate so that people who click that tab know that things they post are private.

Without this fix the forum directory only works for communities with predominantly public groups. Communities with mixed private and public groups cannot use the forum directory because they are missing out on conversations that they should be a part of.

The reason this is listed as a bug and not a feature is because no where in the forum directory does it say 'public groups only' so people assume as they should that all their groups' forums are listed here - public or private.

Change History (5)

#1 @thekmen
14 years ago

Can confirm this on BP & that it is affecting community discussion.
Would like to see private & hidden topics included in the Group Forums Directory when a user is logged in & has access to those groups.
Extra CSS styling for those topics would be a major bonus...

#2 @boonebgorges
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.3 to 1.4

A quick fix might be to add a subtitle to the Group Forums Directory page to the effect that it only lists public groups.

The larger question about how to list forums is good and important but there is no way it'll make it into 1.3 without some submitted patches.

#3 @DJPaul
13 years ago

  • Keywords forums public removed
  • Milestone changed from 1.6 to Future Release
  • Severity set to normal

#4 @antrophe
12 years ago

Hi, yeah I've been trying to overcome this problem for months. I'm not a coder, so its mostly via reading threads like this and looking for fixes. Has one emerged yet?

Its seriously hampering discussion on my site. It really seems quite basic that members of a private group should see listings for their groups.

#5 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Marking as wontfix as these improvements have made it into bbPress 2. Not going to be working on new stuff for bbPress 1.

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