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Missing Permissions assignment feature for Newsletters

Status
Closed
Subject
Missing Permissions assignment feature for Newsletters
Version
3.x
4.x
5.x
Category
  • Error
  • Usability
Feature
Newsletters
Permission
Submitted by
Olaf-Michael Stefanov
Volunteered to solve
Philippe Cloutier
Lastmod by
Philippe Cloutier
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Description

Contrary to TikiWiki documentation (and contrary to TikiWiki common sense) it is NOT possible in a 3.0 wiki (specifically http://jiamcatt.ourwiki.net) to assign any permissions to Newsletters. This means that NO ONE, other than Admins can even see the list of Newsletters, to say nothing of viewing past newsletters (the archives). This is unacceptable – and contrary to TikiWiki documentation.

JIAMCATT is the community of IT-oriented managers of language (translation and interpretation) services of major International organizations and European multilateral bodies. After a slow start about a year ago this community has now agreed to try to use a TikiWiki-based system. Within the past month (since several of the TikiWiki team participated in the JIAMCATT annual meeting in Ottawa, Canada early May 2009) close to 200 users have joined up.
One key aspect of the work of JIAMCATT are Working Groups. One of these has just started work. It’s tools include wiki pages in the two working languages (En + Fr), a discussion forum (consisting already of 13 topics), and – last but NOT least – a Newsletter to keep everyone abreast of developments. This feature, it now turns out doesn’t work in a very bad way: NO ONE, other than Admins can even see the list of Newsletters, to say nothing of viewing past newsletters (the archives). This is unacceptable – and contrary to TikiWiki documentation.

I expect this should be a simple fix for a TikiWiki insider (the feature existed at the time the documentation was written); albeit impossible for someone not intimate with the insides of this system.

Screen shots are attached. The first – now shows as the last – called “ButtonsAvail-inJiamcatt-ourwiki-net-Newsletter-admin.gif” shows the buttons seen by an Admin user when trying to do “Admin Newsletters”. The second, called “MissingButton-from-doc-tikiwiki-org.gif” shows the buttons in doc.tikiwiki.org in the http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Newsletters section in the http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Newsletter+Admin&bl=y page, under the segment titled “Changing Existing Newsletters”. The third screen shows you what a non-Admin user who should have access to view newsletters and archives of this Working Group, sees (file: “Empty list of newsletters for (nonAdmin) WG members.gif”).

Unless someone can provide a fix quickly, this group will abandon TikiWiki as its working tool.

omstefanov

Solution
Fixed for Tiki 6 in r30404.
Importance
5
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Version: Create show2.tikiwiki.org instance
Ticket ID
2569
Created
Saturday 13 June, 2009 18:31:35 GMT-0000
LastModif
Friday 29 October, 2010 04:01:39 GMT-0000

Attachments

 filenamecreatedhitscommentversionfiletype 
ButtonsAvail-inJiamcatt-ourwiki-net-Newsletter-admin.gif 13 Jun 09 19:42 GMT-0000114
MissingButton-from-doc-tikiwiki-org.gif 13 Jun 09 19:42 GMT-0000115
Empty list of newsletters for (nonAdmin) WG members.gif 13 Jun 09 19:42 GMT-0000111


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