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  2. MDL-8981

Roles assigned at site level may result in a lot of default subscriptions

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    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.7.1, 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7.2, 1.8, 1.9
    • Component/s: Forum
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE, MOODLE_18_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE, MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE

      Description

      role_assign() at system level will call forum_add_user_default_subscriptions on CONTEXT_SYSTEM and thus new admins etc end up subscribed to a lot of forums in all courses.

      Rather than adding more hardcoded roles about which contexts or which roles this should apply to, let's add a new capability like: mod/forum:initialsubscriptions which is by default set to ALLOW for teachers and students only.

      forum_add_user_default_subscriptions() then just needs this near the top, before the case:

      if (has_capability('mod/forum:initialsubscriptions',$context, $userid, false))

      { return true; }

      This lets the admin control exactly which roles should be processed in this way.

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              • Created:
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                Fix Release Date:
                30/Mar/07