[Paid] Permissions for some special tags

(David García-Navas) #1

Hi all!

We’re using :discourse: for an internal social network for our organization for 2 years, very happy with it :smile:
But now we’re thinking about how would it be to open our forum to alumni.
We have a complex categorization using subcategories + tags, so create a group “alumni”, add them to some of the categories and communicate to the rest of the organization that they will share with some people or another depending on what category or subcategory they select seems too complicated.

So, we are wondering if will we be able to develope a feature to make one or two special tags (via tagging plugin) that, when added to a topic, it’ll be open to the group “alumni”.

In other words, people on the group alumni will only see the topics with the tag alumni.

What are your thoughts? Would it be crazy or perhaps feasible? We could consider become clients of Discourse hosting or paying a dedicated plugin for this.


(Joshua Rosenfeld) #2

Why not do this as a category? Categories already support group based permissions…so why reinvent the wheel? What does topic permission based on a tag get you that a separate category doesn’t?

(Sam Saffron) #3

Tag based permissions would be a nightmare to implement, strongly recommend against. Would require huge amounts of core changes.

Agree with @jomaxro, recommend you just use categories.

(David García-Navas) #5

Thanks very much for your replies @jomaxro @sam!

Seeing the difficulty to develope the tag-permissions, we’ll choose the category-permissions way.
You can close this topic :slightly_smiling:

(Jeff Atwood) #6