[WG: Sakai QA] why a separate step to join sites?
branden at uwindsor.ca
Fri Jul 24 08:16:28 PDT 2009
If the site is joinable by any authenticated user, would it make sense
to make the site public for .auth users, and change the "join"
terminology to something like "bookmark"? That way new sites that the
users may have been browsing wouldn't be automatically popping up in
their "Active Sites" list.
Is there any developing (or existing) functionality for a user to be
able to request access to a site where the site maintainers are given
the option to deny access from the joiner? In this case, "joining" is
still a valid work-flow.
David Haines wrote:
> Currently if you try to access a site that you can join but have not yet
> joined you'll get a "site unavailable" message. Among other things this
> makes inviting people to a site awkward. If you create a site and email
> a URL to people who can have access they'll need to manually join before
> they get access. At Michigan we're running a modified version of code
> that Ian Boston created that will automatically join people to sites
> they are eligible to join but this requires distributing a special URL.
> But if you are trying to access a site that you have permission to join
> what is the use of having an explicit join step? I do see the use of a
> tool that lists separately sites you have joined and sites you can join.
> I see the value of being able to unjoin sites you no longer need to a
> member of. I just don't see the use of requiring someone to explicitly
> join a site.
> Is there some reason that the default behavior of Sakai (2.x) should not
> be changed to automatically join people to sites they are trying to
> visit as long as they are eligible to join the site?
> This question comes from looking at
> Any comments are welcome.
> - Dave
> David Haines
> CTools Developer
> Digital Media Commons
> University of Michigan
> dlhaines at umich.edu <mailto:dlhaines at umich.edu>
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