[drupal-devel] Permissions aren't transparent

Kobus Myburgh ITBJDM at puknet.puk.ac.za
Mon Apr 18 14:07:50 UTC 2005

There is some PHP BB system that has something like this. I think it is PHPBB. At the bottom of the page, they state something such as:

You *can* reply to topics in this forum
You *cannot* post attachments in the forum

Is this the direction that this is going to go in? While it is informative, from a usability perspective (in my opinion) that would be good, providing that you explain why you *cannot* perform an action. This raises the argument that the permission system (and where to display these permission for the end user) might become bulky and/or cluttered...



> I think it is a good idea to have permission explained this way (it is 
> much more case sensitive then what we have now with some help texts 
> describing permissions). But if you would like to display this on the user 
> page, it needs to have different wording, like:
>   You are able to create content of type foo.

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