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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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          dobedobedoh Andrew Nicols added a comment -

          I'm going to close this issue as it has been inactive for several years and has not gained any community support.

          Since this issue was first raised, the way in which forum subscriptions are managed has changed significantly and this issue is less relevant.

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          dobedobedoh Andrew Nicols added a comment - I'm going to close this issue as it has been inactive for several years and has not gained any community support. Since this issue was first raised, the way in which forum subscriptions are managed has changed significantly and this issue is less relevant.

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