Sep. 26th, 2015

kaberett: A sleeping koalasheep (Avatar: the Last Airbender), with the dreamwidth logo above. (dreamkoalasheep)
[personal profile] kaberett
These are not-as-quick-as-I'd-like-but-definitely-dirty, and are based on our previous discussion about specification and workflows. It's been a while since that post, so I'm making this one for the pictures; in summary, there are two options for how to go about managing this.

In all cases, I should have used "Community control" rather than "Additional Privileges" but I... absolutely could not face going back and editing everything again when I realised, sorry. And in all cases I haven't provided complete lists of privileges/privilege bundles -- those exist in comments on the previous post, and will get put into the final composite spec properly. (I... am being pretty slapdash about this, sorry, but if I try to get everything Just Right at this stage what will actually happen is I'll spend the next six months hyperventilating about how y'all will kick me off the project if I use the wrong font and nothing more will happen, so this is a sketch for the idea of the thing, sorry.)

Also in all cases, there should be another header row under "non-members", but I ran out of steam, see above, sorry.

Option 1: tickbox matrices as far as the eye can see

This is the option laid out in the last post: replace "Administrator" and "Moderator" checkboxes with a "Community Control"/"Additional Privs" box, and an Additional Privs/Community Control page with a bunch of tickies (with "Administrator" acting as a master ticky, though that isn't illustrated here).

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Option 2: Define community control roles

This was suggested in comments on the previous post, as a way of creating custom roles/priv bundles as required by the community. In addition to the Additional Privs/Community Control link, /communities/list would then also have "Manage Roles" as an option. Which members were displayed on the Additional Privs/Community Control page would again be controlled by the checkbox so labelled on the Edit Community Members page, as for option 1.

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Priv bundles will need explaining. This could happen on-page, in dedicated FAQs, or both. (Probably both.)

Your thoughts?

Comments welcome, but have an easy poll:
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27

Which workflow do you prefer?

View Answers

Option 1: matrices as far as the eye can see
5 (18.5%)

Option 2: roles-based community controls
20 (74.1%)

Something else, which I will explain in comments
2 (7.4%)

Thanks heaps for your patience, folk!
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