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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4119 closed enhancement (no action required)

An important missing group privacy level: Closed group with visible content.

Reported by: dannyjimmy's profile dannyjimmy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 1.5.4
Component: Groups Keywords:
Cc: danielschulzjackson@…


In my opinion, there is a very important group access option that is absent from the group setting. I’ll call this option “LIMITED”.

Access:    | Anyone can join | Anyone can see content | Anyone can see title |
Public     |       YES       |         YES            |           YES        |
LIMITED    |        no       |         YES            |           YES        |(missing)
Private    |        no       |          no            |           YES        |
Hidden     |        no       |          no            |            no        |

It seems to me that the omission of this option is/was based on the assumption that as groups go, only people to allowed to freely join a group should need to be able to see that group’s discussions.

I am sure that usually this assumption holds, but I can envision (and have encountered) a number of circumstances where this would not be the case, for example, support forums where only premium users can ask for help but where any user can read from existing threads. Or in my case, the client wants to have a "Donors-only" forum where only the organization's donors can discuss but anyone can view... it's the "broadcasted-town-hall-meeting" idea. Only important people talk, but everybody can listen in.


Change History (4)

#1 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Thanks for the feedback. This is a duplicate of #1125. See my answer:

I'm going to move this into Future Release so that it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

#2 @nickharambee
12 years ago

I am wondering when this feature is going to be added, as it would be very useful to the group I have recently set up a site for. Will it be in the upcoming 1.6 release?

#3 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

No, it will not be in 1.6. Simply adding privacy levels will confuse the interface, so we've been holding off until we can get a better system in place for mix-n-match settings. Follow #1125 for more details.

#4 @DJPaul
8 years ago

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

Duplicate of #1125

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