It's confusing to hide the "copy for new users" site page access option

Bug #1267633 reported by Aaron Wells on 2014-01-09
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Aaron Wells

Bug Description

As discussed in the forum:

When you're setting the access for a site page or an institution page, there are checkboxes to allow the page to be automatically copied to new users, new groups, and new institution members.

However, these options are hidden until you tick the "Allow copying?" checkbox. And that's not great for usability because it makes it hard for users to discover these options, or even to find them if they've been told they exist.

At first I was thinking it would be better to disable/enable the checkboxes, rather than showing/hiding them. But on further reflection, it makes even more sense to just unlink them from the "Allow copying" setting altogether. They really do different things, after all. "Allow copying" says that if you have access to view the page, you can choose to make a copy of it in your Portfolio. These other ones say that even if you don't have access to view the page, you get a copy whether you want it or not.

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) wrote :

Hm, the "copy to new user" and "copy to new groups" settings are also set up to require that the page be accessible to logged-in users. But that doesn't seem necessary either, so I'll unlike that at the same time.

Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) on 2014-01-09
Changed in mahara:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Aaron Wells (u-aaronw)
milestone: none → 1.9.0
description: updated

Submitter: Robert Lyon (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit 5580903d0b6cb73c52455c2da7c143b36bb1496f
Author: Aaron Wells <email address hidden>
Date: Fri Jan 10 12:19:00 2014 +1300

Decoupling "copy to new users" settings from other settings

Bug 1267633: Currently the settings for forcing a page to be copied
to new users, new groups, and new institution members, are only available
if the page is set to be copyable and is viewable to logged-in users.

But logically there's no reason to link those settings together.

Change-Id: I68b4579d891a56e617a04947664d01d59e620bdf

Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-02-17
Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: usermanualupdate
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2014-04-22
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Submitter: Aaron Wells (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit ad3e479281951dcf50d00de4a9acf40720263e24
Author: Kristina D.C. Hoeppner <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Mar 15 13:59:06 2016 +1300

Bug 1537437: Update copying & commenting lang strings

to make clearer that "Allow copying" and
"Copy for new users" are decoupled as per
Bug 1267633. Also fixes Bug 1557237.


Change-Id: Ib40a9d0a6ad10eb9c1481bfaa7ed7aa51ed3ce4c

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