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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-18581

Forum force-subscribe state should allow teacher to choose a fixed list of subscribers

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Inactive
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Forum
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:
      All
    • Database:
      Any
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      Because function forum_get_subscribe_link() in mod/forum/lib does not check any user capability in states when force-subscribe is set to 'No' (0), it is not possible to use a role or role override to switch off the 'Subscribe to this forum' links. Thus it is not possible to maintain a forum with a fixed list of subscribers (for example, just the teacher) and the students not be able to add themselves to the list.
      Note discussion at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=118847

      Is this significant enough to warrant a setting FORUM_SUBSCRIBERLISTONLY of is it better to consider an appropriate capability test in (or before entering) forum_get_subscribe_link() ?

      Regards,
      John

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