Continuing the discussion from "Create" Permission:
Now that the “whisper” functionality (http://i.imgur.com/orfu6df.png) has been added to Discourse, I feel like this topic should have new life breathed into it again.
This proposal is for two new permission sets: Create, and Create/See. Both of these could be used in “fringe” forums where confidentiality or experience is required.
These won’t be used on all the Discourse forums in existence, but the ones that could/want to use something like this would immensely benefit.
This permission allows you to post to a category, but not to see un-pinned threads that you weren’t explicitly invited to.
Something like this would be used to ensure confidentiality – only you, specific groups, and the site staff can see what’s happening in your topic.
I could see a use case as a “support forum” where people can post issues and get replies from only verified people.
Now, I know that this can already be achieved by using private messages, but that causes some organizational problems (you might have to do some searching for what you want). Additionally, it causes extra pains of deciding who is invited to the private message.
This has already been discussed, so I’ll keep it short.
Basically, this permission lets everyone create a thread and see all other threads, but not to reply to non-own threads.
It’s main use would be to only allow experienced/trusted/verified/whatever users be able to reply and answer threads. This can be used in all sorts of environments, most particularly as a Q&A system (especially combined with the Solved plugin). Anyone can post a question, but only users who are verified/know what they’re doing can actually answer it.