[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3857: Stop using hide_sitewide for privacy purposes

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Thu Sep 26 15:36:57 UTC 2013

#3857: Stop using hide_sitewide for privacy purposes
 Reporter:  boonebgorges  |       Owner:  boonebgorges
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  major         |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Activity      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
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Comment (by boonebgorges):

 To be honest, I don't have any bright ideas about how to solve this very
 large problem. The taxonomy of activity types you've laid out is a start,
 but the idea of "limited audience" is itself very complicated, because the
 "limited audience" will differ with each piece of data (depending on group
 membership and stuff like that). At the moment, I don't think BP has any
 concept of user-only activity, though I can see the use for it and how it
 fits into the larger picture.

 > What are you thinking, a "this is private" and "this is a duplicate of
 another activity"?

 I think this is probably too simple, but yes, at a bare minimum I think
 that these should be handled separately.

 Ultimately, I think we should also be thinking about finer-grained
 visibily stuff as we pick apart the puzzle at hand. It may never be the
 case that BP itself allows you to set per-activity visibility - show this
 activity item only to my friends, show this one publicly, etc - but
 whatever new system is developed should be theoretically compatible with a
 plugin that'd add the additional functionality.

 Any ideas or sketches would be most welcome.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3857#comment:4>
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