Re: The Importance of Private Hidden Groups, Forums & Activity in Directories
I think what you’re saying is that, for example, in Forum posts: if you’re a logged in member of a private/hidden group, you should see private/hidden posts in the overall Forum Index, and obviously, nonmembers would see the same Index minus the private posts. I agree that this seems like it should be the logical default in BP. On my site, keeping private/hidden posts it creates a “parallel universe” effect where users of private/hidden forums have to visit a special place to see that protected content. As a result, private/hidden forums get less usage than they should.
I have no idea if this is planned for BuddyPress, but I would put in a strong vote for it. In the meantime, it could be handled by a plugin or rewrite of code.