David and I apparently have dueling RFCs. My Improved Subscription Options RFC
expands upon the Can subscribe forum
Anyway, I'm confused about the Can subscribe forum
permission. I tried setting it to Never on my test board
, and links to subscribe to the forum and topics were still there. Maybe something on my test board is screwed up, though (I know that I have one or two odd problems).
So how is Can subscribe forum
supposed to work? The way I interpret it, if I don't
have that permission, I won't get a Subscribe forum
link displayed at the bottom of the forum listing, but should still get Subscribe topic
links in the topics in that forum.
However, if "forum" is treated more broadly, it could mean that I should not be able to have any
subscriptions at all in the forum -- not to the forum, not to topics that I haven't posted in and not to topics that I have posted in.
If it means the former, then I see no reason to remove it; let the admin decide if he wants users to be able to subscribe to the forum. If it means the latter, I still wouldn't remove it, but I would change it to behave like the former.
In other words, I should always be able to subscribe to topics that I posted in or am interested in, but perhaps not subscribe to the forum and all topics at once.
Also, what happens if I have subscriptions and that permission gets revoked? Do all of my subscriptions disappear or am I only prevented from creating new subscriptions? if the former, that's an interesting way to cancel a user's subscriptions administratively (although why somebody would do that is another question); if the latter, that means that I should still have Unsubscribe forum
and Unsubscribe topic
links displayed for my existing subscriptions, but if I do unsubscribe, I won't get the subcription links back.