[Theforum] Re: Getting in the monthly recap

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Tue Jan 8 21:28:17 CST 2002


> From: Ron Dorman
> > answer:  there isn't any limitation.
> >
> > an author, regardless of their priv, can view/edit
> > their own article despite it's approval status (new,
> > approved, pending, denied, etc.).
> that's the problem.  only the owner of the article can
> change it.  our situation is many owners, one article.

and an exception to the rule to boot.

this, theoretically, could be taken care of with a one article to many users
scenario.  you could have one user that's identified as the owner of the
article and have a bunch of other users associated with it as well.  in this
fashion, anybody that wanted to edit it could do so.

that doesn't solve the problem of who (non priv >= 3) can see that article
while it's pending approval.

the system *definitely* is not built to handle this sort of article.

> so your saying, anyone that has something for the recap
> submits an article, and someone then copies all those
> into the monthly recap?  we delete all the submissions
> and publish the recap?

ick, no, i'm not saying that at all.  i would hate having articles in the
system bumping up the database sequence number that are just going to be
compiled into one and deleted/denied.  that's totally the wrong way to do
it.  fwiw, there's already a solution to this in place for those that want
to be involved in the writing of the recap.  they simply contact admin via
the contact form and ask if it's already being worked on and if not, may
they call dibs.  why does it need to be so difficult?


jeff at members.evolt.org

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