Continuing the discussion from Description of various user states in Discourse (Admin / Moderator / Staff / Developer / Other ):
I’ve got a forum that includes a Google Groups import. For Reasons, the intention is that this will be a static archive of the Google Group. The Google Group will continue to function standalone and the forum will simply include its posts as static archived data. Right now, I’m doing that by periodically running the Google Import script, but think that I’ll soon instead configure incoming mail and subscribe the category to the Google Group list.
I have turned off
enabled staged users. The users all show as
If someone replies to a post, they get an email.
If someone PMs them, they get an email.
If I change the user’s
staged status to
false, they no longer get PMs, but they do still get notifications about replies to their messages. This seems like a fine behavior, and exactly what someone else was asking about just today, but this entity believes that they do not have permission to email these Google Groups users who have not created an account on the forum.
Maybe I can modify the import script and/or make a plugin that will do something like make all
active=false users automatically set to
staged=false? Maybe I set the archive category so that it cannot be watched (in a plugin, I guess)?
For the record, here’s how staged users are supposed to be treated: