Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1762 closed task (duplicate)

Forums should not be visible if not logged in

Reported by: jsfan Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: unassigned
Component: BW Forum Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Currently the forums are generally visible to a visitor (or bot) who is not logged in. The default for new threads and posts is to be visible to the world.

  • default should be members only if parent group is public
  • default should be group only if parent group is private
  • probably nothing should be visible without being logged in

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by jsfan

  • Cc planetcruiser added

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by planetcruiser

hm, i think we need to discuss this more. here?

world-readable content is essential for a forum (latin: place outside), so we can't take that away from users. i want my reply to "what is the best foldable bike" indexed in search engines and available to everyone on the web, not just our little club.

i think we also need to clarify the group <-> forum relationship first, before fiddling with default readability

Last edited 5 years ago by planetcruiser (previous) (diff)

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 5 years ago by jsfan

I'd still leave the changed default. People can still choose to make things visible. I think by default stuff should stay within BW.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 5 years ago by planetcruiser

Replying to jsfan:

I'd still leave the changed default.

this is a pretty big change. shouldn't we ask the community about this first? we should not just arbitrarily set a new default, but do at least a survey of what users would like to see as a default setting.

People can still choose to make things visible.

yes, in theory. but only if we implement a user preference or remember the last choice, it will be actually usable. i don't want to change visibility to "public" for every post.

I think by default stuff should stay within BW.

i disagree. it's a forum and like many (most?) forums on the web it should be publicly readable. how many times in a week do you find a solution to your problem in a forum post?

anyway, at least while our forum search is based on the google index, we can not hide things from google.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by crumbking

I'm not for a "member only" as default, too. We really should discuss this in the forum.

More opinions are needed...

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by globetrotter_tt

i am not sure if the forum should be visible outside bw and if it has much value for non bw members. i am also not sure if most of the bw members are aware of the fact that their posts are visble for everyone in the www.

so probably better discuss this in the bw forum (worldvisible) first, before working on this ticket

Last edited 5 years ago by globetrotter_tt (previous) (diff)

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by sitatara

  • Cc planetcruiser removed
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Was resolved with #1838.

Related ticket: #1972 (new posts in old threads still follow previous "world" visibility)

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