July 07, 2006

Entry permissions

Follow-up to New groups system from Blogbuilder news

As an extension to the way that webgroups are now integrated into Warwick Blogs, there has been a slight way to the way permissions work when you are creating an entry. You can now search for specific groups when creating an entry by clicking "Find a Group", which allows you to find students for a particular module or course on–the–fly.

Along with this, in the "Manage your Groups" page on your blogs Admin page, you can add groups to this also, so you can search for groups as well as users. These groups update automatically, so the people who are on the module "ES425" now are not the same who will be on it next year, so bear that in mind when creating the entry.

Update: We've also fixed a problem with posting special characters into comments with our nice new slide down AJAX comments

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  1. I was going to ask, because I only just thought of it, if your creating custom groups, is there a new way of searching for graduates/alumni usercodes to add them, or is it still : get them to tell you. (Did that make sense?)

    07 Jul 2006, 17:55

  2. Mathew Mannion

    As far as I'm aware, there is no webgroup containing solely WGA members.

    07 Jul 2006, 17:57

  3. I want to know what's gonna happen to me when I go through that mysterious period between being an undergraduate and a postgraduate. I've already been told to go get interim sports centre and library passes. But what of the blog? And also is we getting an all signed in users group yet?

    07 Jul 2006, 18:10

  4. Mathew Mannion

    But what of the blog?

    As far as I'm aware, your usercode expires in August. However, you should get a postgraduate usercode at some point before then, and you can transfer your blog by contacting blogs admin or the e–lab helpdesk (Jeff.)

    And also is we getting an all signed in users group yet?

    Sorry, not yet

    07 Jul 2006, 21:01

  5. But there's a yet! That gives me hope :D

    08 Jul 2006, 00:35

  6. John Dale

    It's absolutely part of our plans that an "Alumni" checkbox will eventually appear in the permissions list alongside "Staff" and "Students" so that it'll be easy to make an entry visible to all three groups. Don't give up hope!

    An "All signed in users" group might not be the best way to present it, though, because that includes some odd edge cases such as academics at other universities who have web sign–on accounts for some reason, or NAGTY students, all of whom get web sign–on accounts to allow them to use Warwick Forums.

    11 Jul 2006, 18:30

  7. Could we poll? Because that wouldn't really worry me. But others may feel differently.

    I really need to join the WGA before my login here runs out!!

    11 Jul 2006, 19:50

  8. John Dale

    I'm not sure I'm following you: poll for what? What wouldn't worry you, but might worry others?

    12 Jul 2006, 10:52

  9. Yeah that wasn't really a clear comment at all! What I meant was, it wouldn't bother me that NAGTY students or academics at other universities could access an all–signed–in–users group. Althoughothers may feel differently. It does occur to me now, though, that there could be an all–Warwick user group, which could include staff, current students and alumni, which could exclude academics from other universities – I'm not really sure what NAGTY is, is that gifted and talented kids? What I really like, at the moment is that I can lock entries that i don't necessarily want the whole world to see, just to staff–students, but that leaves out people who I don't mind reading it, but they can't because they are alumni. Did that make sense? I'm just wondering what i'll do next year, as an alternative to staff/student locking entries.

    12 Jul 2006, 13:16

  10. John Dale

    I think you'll be able to do what you want. What we're intending to do is this:–

    So allowing staff, student & alumni to view or comment on your entry will be as easy as ticking those three boxes.

    17 Jul 2006, 13:23

  11. Yes! That's exactly what I want, thanks John :)

    31 Jul 2006, 05:42

  12. Brilliant!

    31 Jul 2006, 08:04

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