Hey Andy, this time about forums
I want to create a separate bbpress forum install for private and hidden groups. I’d like all public groups to share the same bbpress install. I was thinking that I could modify the buddypress to bbpress_live interface to swap the backend params such as bbpress install url and admin user/pass before bbpress_live got them. I haven’t looked yet at the code to see what is involved.
As I was thinking about this, I realized that both bbpress installs would share the same user base. This means that any user in bbpress install ‘a’ would have the same role in bbpress install ‘b’. This is not good. The bbpress ‘capabilities’ are stored in wp_usermeta if bbpress and mu share the same user table.
This is not good. No, not good at all. Same user can’t have the same capabilities in both installs. No, not good.
Are you and Sam talking about bp/bbpress forum integration and what is needed in this area? Privacy issues?
I have people with money waiting for answers to this. All I can tell them now is:
“It’s not possible to have a private/hidden group and carry on private conversations through the bp forums/groups. There’s no reason to bother thinking about bp as a solution to your social networking needs. Take your money and spend it elsewhere.”
No not good. I can create a locked down non-bp involved forum solution for them but that’s not what I want to do.
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