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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#4450 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add option to Group Settings to enable/disable Activity Stream support

Reported by: modemlooper's profile modemlooper Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Activity Keywords: needs-patch, reporter-feedback, 2nd-opinion, close, trac-tidy-2018
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Description

We need to have options to be able to turn off the sitewide, user and group activity streams independently of each other.

Change History (12)

#1 @DJPaul
12 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion close added

I don't think this merits an option, as it's a theme issue (both the templates, and the nav bars).

#2 @modemlooper
12 years ago

Fair enough but I dissagree from a UX point of view. The majority of people who will install 1.7 will not understand how to work the loop. There is already the option to disable activity but having 3 different feeds can be overwhelming. There should at the least be an option to turn off group activity on a group per group basis just like forums.

#3 @boonebgorges
12 years ago

I guess I don't really understand the request. You want to hide activity altogether? Or you just want to disable the ability for users to post directly to the activity stream (remove the What's New box)?

#4 @modemlooper
12 years ago

Paul's right, templating can remove activity streams BUT thats a developers hand. Most people will not know how to do this. Forget original post, just having an off switch for group activity would be benificial. This would be usefull for forum based sites.

#5 @DJPaul
11 years ago

So this really describes an enhancement where we let a group admin turn on/off display of the activity stream for a specific group? (just like they can do for forums)

#6 @modemlooper
11 years ago

Exactly, it's a needed option.

Last edited 11 years ago by modemlooper (previous) (diff)

#7 @DJPaul
11 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; 2nd-opinion close removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Summary changed from On off option for each Activity stream to Add option to Group Settings to enable/disable Activity Stream support

Renaming ticket for clarity.

#8 @slaFFik
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback 2nd-opinion added

In case of switching this off, we need to think about the new default page for group for logged in user that is member and NOT member of this groups, and logged out user.

Currently public group has Home, Members, Send Invites, Manage pages. Any of these pages except Home (imo it's better to have it be called Activity) can't be a home page for a group. What should we display in this case? I don't see an easy solution here.

#9 @boonebgorges
7 years ago

In case of switching this off, we need to think about the new default page for group for logged in user that is member and NOT member of this groups, and logged out user.

How about Members? This seems reasonably safe. I'm not sure why it matters whether the visitor is logged in - for public groups, the behavior would be the same for members/non-members; for private groups, non-members would get the default "this group is private" page in any case; and hidden groups can't be accessed by non-members.

#10 @slaFFik
7 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Makes sense.
We will also need to remember about our group front page template, so it should overwrite our seems next default Members page.

BUT.

We changed the focus to site builders and developers, and these groups of people basically know about templating. So I believe that it might be ok to leave it as is. I don't remember users complaints or feature requests on support forum for them to have this option configurable via admin area.

Any objections to close as wontfix?

Last edited 7 years ago by slaFFik (previous) (diff)

#11 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Keywords trac-tidy-2018 added

We're closing this ticket because it has not received any contribution or comments for at least two years. We have decided that it is better to close tickets that are good ideas, which have not gotten (or are unlikely to get) contributions, rather than keep things open indefinitely. This will help us share a more realistic roadmap for BuddyPress with you.

Everyone very much appreciates the time and effort that you spent sharing your idea with us. On behalf of the entire BuddyPress team, thank you.

If you feel strongly that this enhancement should still be added to BuddyPress, and you are able to contribute effort towards it, we encourage you to re-open the ticket, or start a discussion about it in our Slack channel. Please consider that time has proven that good ideas without contributions do not get built.

For more information, see https://bpdevel.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/our-awaiting-contributions-milestone-contains/
or find us on Slack, in the #buddypress channel: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/

#12 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Contributions deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed
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