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189 VOTE
Status Future Consideration
Categories 02. Communities
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 25, 2018

Mark Community as Inactive/Read Only

Frequently communities and sub communities are used to support projects. As soon as the project ends there shall be no new contents within this community. At the very moment Connections does not allow to set this community to read only. Please introduce a read only feature for the entire community.

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  • Guest
    Jul 15, 2020

    But a global configuration would be very helpful. When i think of my colleagues, there are some who are not so technically minded. Thoese people need a simple ui or configuration

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2018

    @comment no 1

    The explanation on technical features of the applications very much explain my pain. You cannot tell a community owner that these are the steps and that these do not fulfill the a simple goal. Please make inactive a consistent feature and do not destroy the app settings, since these might have to be recovered as soon as the owner decides to revert the community to active. 

  • Guest
    Jul 26, 2018

    This is already possible at some level ... not by one click and with some minor restrictions:


    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Members of this community will have this role in community activities: > Reader

    Blog (Posts, Comments)
    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Blog > Members of this community will have this role: > Viewer
    -> Blog > Blog Actions > Manage Blog > Allow comments for your blog: > Disable

    -> Not possible to prevent members adding new bookmarks

    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Events >  Members have the role of: > Reader

    -> Only community owners can add feed, not members

    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Files > Members have the role of > Reader
    => Would still allow to share files and folders from personal files with the community
    => Would still allow adding comments

    -> Forums > Click forum > Forum Actions > Lock Forum

    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Wiki > Members have the role of: > Reader
    => Would still allow adding comments

    Library (CCM)
    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Library > Community members have access to files and folders as: > Reader

    Status Updates
    -> Community Actions > Edit Community > Status Updates > The following people can post status updates to the community > "No one"

    Community membership
    -> For public community, change from "Public" to "Moderated" to prevent joining new members
    -> For restricted community, no change required