I would love to get some feedback on my story too :) Ilya A. Volynets-Evenbakh wrote:
I don't understand, where did this idea that access is going to be controlled by difficulty level came from. It was never in the spec, that I am sure about. And never will be. Again - please re-read my statement of problem that I sent in original email. This is the _only_ problem I intend to solve with difficulty levels, so please stay within boundaries of that problem. And here is a bit of reasoning behind that (so that you don't think it's just my whim): 1. UU intends to be as open as possible. Even in closed-server environment, we want to provide students with as much access to materials as possible. This means we will not let teachers limit this access on per-object basis (What's the point of that anyways?) 2. From programming POV: multiple mechanisms of limiting object access are just plain confusing. Think: what happens when access is denied on basis of one group, yet allowed on basis of another? Even if we define clear rules for that, and make a bug-free implementation, in at least 30% of cases end users will expect one thing to happen and we'll do another. So, to sum it up: Difficulty level, community-driven or not, is for informational and rendering purposes only. Not for access control. Period.
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