[Resolved] Turn off updates on Activity page
I do not want to disable the Activity page. I love the activity page. However, I don’t want people to be able to post updates on the Activity page directly.
My users are getting confused. They go to the Activity Page, then write something in the “What’s New” box, but don’t select anything for the “Post in”. They think they are replying to the last post shown on the Activity page (like a forum), but really they are just posting to their profile (since that’s the default.).
What I would like is to disable updates on the activity page. In fact, I wouldn’t mind disabling ALL activity updates. I still want the activity page, but I would like it to show an aggregate of forum posts, blog posts, new comments on blog posts, etc… I have already disabled commenting on blog and forum posts via the activity page so that replies actually go in the forum discussion, but there is still confusion.
I.E – I want the activity page to be a summary of what’s going on, but not a place people can post updates. Same for group pages – show new members, new forums posts, but don’t let people post updates to the page because then there is one conversation in the forums and the same one on the activity stream, but they aren’t connected.
EXAMPLE: To see what I’m talking about, visit Battle City and go to the What’s New (Activity) page. You’ll see some people are posting updates to their profile in reply to something posted in the forums or in a group, so their post never becomes part of the conversation.
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