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buddypress PRIVATE group forums showing up in activity


  • milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

    Hello moderators. I have found this issue recently and have read all the threads I could find, with no success of solving it.
    My PRIVATE group’s forum topics and replies show up in the activity stream.
    I tested it thoroughly and what I found was it happens only to private group forums.
    Not private forums that are unattached to groups.

    bbpress 2.5.4
    buddypress 2.1.1 and also after the update 2.2
    wp 4.0.1

    actions taken:
    1.turned off all the plugins but buddypress and bbpress
    tested with another theme
    also used the Tools > Forums to recaculate and resync the forums
    the problem remains.

    Please help.

    p.s the previous ticket was closed 15 months ago, but i found people
    describingg this issue from 6 months ago. so clearly it remains unsolved.
    see the last reply here

    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/private-group-posts-appearing-in-activity-stream-to-non-members/

    @petervandoorn, @apokh, @notpoppy, @melle328

    thanx

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  • Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    Hi @milenushka

    tested with another theme

    Which theme did you try with?


    milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

    Hi @henrywright,

    I am using buddyboss (child theme), tested it with default wp theme and buddyboss parent.

    I also found this thread https://buddypress.org/support/topic/forum-in-private-groups/ started a few weeks ago, and I think @melle328 is right, this happens if the group is first set as public and later changed to private or as in my case- group forum is set to public first and then chosen as the private’s group forum.

    So far it seems that if users create a group and a forum and later change their settings- the activity privacy is not updated. I keep testing different options as we speak, so I find something new, I will post it too.


    milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

    @henrywright

    Ok, I can confirm the issue now.

    If a group is created as private and a forum is created with it- it will be a private forum and its activity will remain invisible to non group members.

    If a private group is created and an existed forum is added to it- this forum need to be changed to private- otherwise the forum will remain public, even though the group attached to it is private- and the activity of the forum will be public.

    Same goes for a public group+ forum , that is created together and later group setting are set to private. Forum remains public- forum’s activity -too.

    Is there something to be done with the buddypress-bbpress integration to make this work?
    Creating a function that will make a forum private too- if the group it was attached to becomes private? @johnjamesjacoby
    https://buddypress.org/support/topic/bugs-between-bbpress-and-buddypress/


    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    Hi again @milenushka

    So you’re saying if a public forum is added to a private group then you’d like that forum to automatically be made private?


    milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

    Yes.

    If the admin is creating the groups and forums there is no problem (well if he knows this is an issue),
    but if the members are creating groups and later want to change groups settings to “private”, they have no control over the forums’ privacy. And that leaves them confused or if sensitive info was shared in the forums, upset too.

    So, yeah, something needs to be done.

    thank you for looking into this @henrywright.


    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    I see what you mean about this possibly being confusing to the member. I think you should create a Trac ticket for this to see what the core developers think.

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/

    You can use the exact same username and password you use here in the forums.


    milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

    Thanks @henrywright , I did that.


    milenushka
    Participant

    @milenushka

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