Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-952

conflicting settings possible in forum

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Forum
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      All
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_12_STABLE
    • Rank:
      10075

      Description

      It is possible to set a forum to both each person posts one discussion and no discussions but replies are allowed. This of course doesn't make sense, because how could each user post one discussion if students are not allowed to start discussions?

      However, it seems that the second setting is just ignored in such a case, because students can start discussions if these settings are chosen.

      Maybe include a check that would prevent this situation?

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

        From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Saturday, 8 May 2004, 11:41 PM:

        I don't see how this would ever cause anyone any difficulties. It seems quite sensible for Moodle to simply ignore the non-sensible option. I am closing this issue to clean up in the bug tracker a bit, let me know if you really think this needs to be pursued further.

        From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Sunday, 9 May 2004, 02:34 AM:

        I agree that it is perfectly sensible for Moodle to ignore one of the conflicting settings. What I meant here (sorry for not explaining it precisely) was that for example a warning should be displayed in that case, e.g. It is not possible to create a forum where each person posts one discussion and no discussions but replies are allowed. Therefore, the latter option will be ignored. In short, if a teacher tries to do something stupid, Moodle should be 'intelligent' enough to correct the mistake, but at the same time should be 'polite' enough to inform the teacher that it's not going to do what it was ordered to do

        PS

        Gustav, since you closed this bug, I added you to the cc list so that you receive this message. I hope you don't mind

        From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Sunday, 9 May 2004, 02:51 AM:

        But I think that by correcting the mistake the way it does Moodle is almost certainly doing what the teacher meant to order it to do. I think the only way a teacher is going to order Moodle to make posting to a forum entirely impossible is by mistake. If the teacher makes those conflicting choices it will always be because the teacher thinks that after specifying the first option the second one doesn't matter any more.

        Have you actually met a teacher who had difficulties with this?

        From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Monday, 10 May 2004, 04:36 PM:

        I am one

        I wasn't sure which setting prevailed and I had to test it to check.

        But I'm not the only one - actually, it is funny, because I received exactly this question yesterday :-D See the attached gif image.

        Re-open?

        From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 06:54 AM:

        The two settings in the attached gif are different than the ones I originally mentioned, but they are also conflicting. And I think the fact that teachers do not get any clue as to which setting prevails, this may be confusing. What do you think?

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        Martin Dougiamas added a comment - From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Saturday, 8 May 2004, 11:41 PM: I don't see how this would ever cause anyone any difficulties. It seems quite sensible for Moodle to simply ignore the non-sensible option. I am closing this issue to clean up in the bug tracker a bit, let me know if you really think this needs to be pursued further. From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Sunday, 9 May 2004, 02:34 AM: I agree that it is perfectly sensible for Moodle to ignore one of the conflicting settings. What I meant here (sorry for not explaining it precisely) was that for example a warning should be displayed in that case, e.g. It is not possible to create a forum where each person posts one discussion and no discussions but replies are allowed. Therefore, the latter option will be ignored. In short, if a teacher tries to do something stupid, Moodle should be 'intelligent' enough to correct the mistake, but at the same time should be 'polite' enough to inform the teacher that it's not going to do what it was ordered to do PS Gustav, since you closed this bug, I added you to the cc list so that you receive this message. I hope you don't mind From Gustav Delius (gwd2 at york.ac.uk) Sunday, 9 May 2004, 02:51 AM: But I think that by correcting the mistake the way it does Moodle is almost certainly doing what the teacher meant to order it to do. I think the only way a teacher is going to order Moodle to make posting to a forum entirely impossible is by mistake. If the teacher makes those conflicting choices it will always be because the teacher thinks that after specifying the first option the second one doesn't matter any more. Have you actually met a teacher who had difficulties with this? From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Monday, 10 May 2004, 04:36 PM: I am one I wasn't sure which setting prevailed and I had to test it to check. But I'm not the only one - actually, it is funny, because I received exactly this question yesterday :-D See the attached gif image. Re-open? From P. S. (p_stencel at wp.pl) Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 06:54 AM: The two settings in the attached gif are different than the ones I originally mentioned, but they are also conflicting. And I think the fact that teachers do not get any clue as to which setting prevails, this may be confusing. What do you think?
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