[RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by brunoais » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:09 pm

It's started and quite advanced.
It's currently waiting for more feedback.

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:38 pm

brunoais wrote:It's started and quite advanced.
It's currently waiting for more feedback.
What kind of feedback? Actual reviewing or testing of the code or +1 feedback? If the latter, it's been requested many times on phpBB.com; if reviewing testing is required, doesn't that require a Pull Request?

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by brunoais » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Eh... It actually has a PR.
https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/795

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Lockybalboa » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:42 pm

Im sorry to hardcore necro this thread, but was this ever finished?

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by brunoais » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:01 pm

Lockybalboa wrote:Im sorry to hardcore necro this thread, but was this ever finished?
Don't worry about the necro. You are right to ask about it.
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-10623
I got a lot of rl work and I wasn't getting any answers to it so I had placed this on hold. Recently I got some more time back so I'm back working on it trying to get it back on track.

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Mess » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:10 pm

Sounds good brunoais, id use it on my main board at least.

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by nickvergessen » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:03 am

The lag of answers by me is caused by the fact, that I still don't think it should be a core feature but an extension instead.
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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Darkness_demoN » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:14 am

brunoais wrote:Introduction
A feature many forums deliver (specially paid ones) which is a permission to allow the user who created the topic to view it.
With this permission, the user can only view the topics in that forum that he created himself (he's the author or the 1st post. Something like me in this topic ;) ).
According to my small investigation:
  • When a user wants to protest something, sometimes it's better not to show the topic itself to the public depending the way the conversation is going.
  • When the moderators/administration wants to isolate a post to discuss it, it's better not to allow other people than the poster (in order to justify the post, for example) to view the isolated post (sometimes things get really nasty :twisted: ).
  • Sometimes the forum admins likes to have a system where the user can have private support without intervention of other users and when it's solved, the topic is moved and other users may come and discuss the result. (this is rare but still does exist)
Proposal
Add a new permission under
Can read forum
for this feature.

How the permission works:
if can read forum is no OR never -> This option should he hidden using javascript. Any option selected will take no effect.
if can read forum is Yes -> This option should be available. The meanings are:
Yes -> It works exactly like the system is now. The Yes will be used as the default for the current roles.
No OR never -> The user can only see the topics in which he is the author

Name the option
I don't know which name is better for this option.
  1. Can read topics started by others
  2. Can view other users' topics
  3. Can view topics started by other members
Acording to a small discussion, #3 seems the best option. If you find an even better one, propose away :)


Source of data: Recently, a pull for 1 month in a private sub-forum in a forum. 68% -> yes 10% -> no 22% -> I don't use it but I believe it is useful.
[EDIT: Fixed some syntax mistakes and a missing bold]

EDIT: Due to the "spirit" of the permissions system, this option, when set to yes should allow something more then then set to no.
Any more comments?
+1 I will be very happy to see that in action :) And i will use it allot too :)

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Pony99CA » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:19 am

nickvergessen wrote:The lag of answers by me is caused by the fact, that I still don't think it should be a core feature but an extension instead.
https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3 ... ment-37327
Why shouldn't this be a core feature? It has numerous applications, it definitely fits in well as a board feature (not like CMS or Calendars, for example), plus it's been requested many times. By any criterion that I can think of, it should be in the core.

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Re: [RFC] New Forum permission for viewing other users' topics

Post by Mess » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:44 am

I agree with Steve. This should definately be in the core.

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