Private Discussions?

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What will we use on the new Website for private AA admin discussions? Will the forums be appropriate for that, assuming we can hide them from everyone who is not part of AA? We also need a good place to store a master directory of user names and passwords for our various online stores and affiliations, since we have an open (financials) book policy here, which will not change.

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Matt Barton
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Private Forums

Since we seem to be leaning towards keeping the forums off, we could just restrict access to the forums to admins-only and use them for this purpose.

I'm going to study Drupal some more to see what kind of special permissions we will need. I know that it's possible to set up "roles" and put users into them. I'll study this some more and hoepfully get back to you.

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Matt Barton
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No Special Permissions

Well, it looks like stratified permissions are not built-in to Drupal. From what I see, most things are "all or none." For instance, either all the forums are available to admins-only, or none of them are.

A module is available that might solve this problem. It's called Taxonomy Access. We could create a category called "ADMIN" or "Official Use Only" or the like that would be accessible only by us. With this module, we could make individual blogs, forum posts, or articles admin-only.

I think we need to go ahead and try this module; it looks like it will be useful.

I do have an official tech guy here at SCSU that's helping me develop the drupal site for the English department. The upside of this is that I can easily transfer what I learn from that project to this. So, if there's any technical questions you guys have, I can put him on it.

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Bill Loguidice
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Taxonomy Access sounds

Taxonomy Access sounds exactly like what we'll need, Matt, thanks.
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