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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-11738

forum:initialsubscriptions Role doesn't work for forums that are set to "Force Everyone to be Subscribed"

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8.2
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9
    • Component/s: Forum, Roles / Access
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:
      Moodle 1.8.2
      Windows 2003
      SQL Server 2000
      Apache 2.x
      PHP 5.2.1
    • Database:
      Microsoft SQL
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      Scenario:
      We want to have some super-users within each department. Those with power to create courses, assign teachers, and go into courses that aren't specifically 'owned' by the course creator. To do this, we followed the procedure below.

      • Create a new role in Moodle
      • Assign it the same permissions as Course Creator and Teacher
      • Remove forum:initialsubscriptions permission (Not set), to prevent the user from being inundated with emails
      • Assign the user to this role, for a given category

      Problem:
      Removing forum:initialsubscriptions permission would mean that the super-user did not end up subscribed to new forums. However, if a Teacher creates a "Force Everyone to be Subscribed" forum, the super-user gets all posts/replies, despite having forum:initialsubscriptions disabled.

      Solution:
      I guess a way of having a "never be subscribed" permission for users. Or clarifying the behaviour of forum:initialsubscriptions

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              Assignee:
              danmarsden Dan Marsden
              Reporter:
              fireoxx74 Ben Steeples
              Tester:
              Nobody
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Andrew Nicols, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
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                Updated:
                Resolved:
                Fix Release Date:
                3/Mar/08