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Re: User roles and UI

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> sergey@total-knowledge.com wrote:
>>> How does one become teacher of an object isn't 100% clear to me.
>>> I guess one of course authors has to grant this right.
>> Here is how this type of functionality may look on UI
>> http://gateway.total-knowledge.com/~sergey/UU/CourseViewRepository.html
>> Example provided for Guest user (logged-in users won't see email address
>> field). After clicking on the UMO link from the Repository, user will
>> have
>> options to Study/Modify/Translate/Teach the UMO. Clicking on
>> Modify/Translate/Teach links will submit the request to all this UMO
>> authors. Authors will get a notification by email and also will have an
>> option to check all "outstanding requests" related to all UMOs they owe
>> at
>> "My Account" page.
>> Authors may or may not grant a permission to the user, he will get a
>> notification by email, may check "Status" link that will be provided by
>> UU
>> on the confirmation page or may see it on his "My Account" page(for
>> already existing users).
>> If permission by Authors is granted, guest user will be forsed to create
>> an account with UU in order to use the UMO that he selected from the
>> Repository.
> This is more complex then needed.
> What I'd do is have a page in author's view, which allows to grant various
> permissions/roles to various users, with flow approximately like this:
> 1. Find user (by user name or by full name or by whatever else)
> 2. View full public user info (to make sure it is who you think it is)

I asked  a question regarding "full public user info" in one of my threads:
but got only one reponse. Can you please make your comments if you have any?
What's "full public user info" for different types of users?

> 3. Select roles/permissions to grant (check boxes? multi-select option
> list?)
> 4. Confirm selection
> i.e. there is no need for explicit request for permission grant, and
> all requesting happens outside (i.e. could be done by email, or through
> fora, etc). This will avoid host of problems (like spam through grant
> requests)

Ok, I was thinking about having something very similar on Author's "Manage
Subsriptions" page(link from "My Account" page).
User(Guest or Logged-In) will enter "Preview UMO" page from the Repository
and will be able to check Authors contact info(email, maybe phone number)
on Author's public info page.
Question. Do you think it will make sense to allow users to bookmark the
UMO they are interested while they wait for Authors response? Or maybe add
it to "User Repository" of UMOs if he has an account with UU? It will
remain a "preview version" of UMO until user gets the UMO Author's

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> Total Knowledge. CTO
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