[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3961: Need hierarchical groups

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Tue Jan 31 04:06:22 UTC 2012

#3961: Need hierarchical groups
 Reporter:  sooskriszta               |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement               |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core                      |     Version:  1.5.3
 Severity:  major                     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback 2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by ddean):

 Hi, all! Sorry for being tardy; I didn't have an email address set in my
 Trac profile, so I didn't get the cc.

 I thought the long term plan was to make groups into a custom post type,
 with the built-in taxonomy support that provides, so I've been happy to
 keep patching things in until then. Is that still the ultimate goal?

 While I appreciate anything that makes my life easier :), most of the
 integration work has already been done and, for compatibility's sake,
 couldn't just be taken out. Whatever you all decide to do is fine, and I'd
 be happy to provide a short list of changes that could improve

 This seems to be the key:

   Again, the technical issues here are (mostly) not that difficult. But
 it's only worth adding the feature(s) if it can be done in a way that is
 clear to all users, and that proves useful to most.

 If download counts are to be believed, hierarchical group users account
 for ~1% of BuddyPress users, and I've received only a handful of requests
 for membership propagation. And, though I can certainly see the value of
 this feature, the time needed to build and test a UI that makes it
 flexible enough to be useful without becoming a management or security
 issue has been enough to keep me away from it so far.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3961#comment:3>
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