[development] Multiple user aliases - Multiple user node ownership

John VanDyk jvandyk at iastate.edu
Sun Jan 13 03:25:05 UTC 2008

I have long thought Drupal's assumption that a node has a single 
author to be erroneous.

>I've had several requests to: (i) To be able to have nodes that can be
>(owned) edited/deleted by multiple users (group posts); (ii) To be able
>to post under aliases - without logging into multiple accounts.
>Obvious answers: (i) Something nasty with Node Access; (ii) CCK field to
>be displayed replacing the the usual user field, trouble of having
>reusable or identifiable aliases as well.
>(in/sane?) answer: Write module that - (i) Creates a (blocked) user to
>register 'nicks' (ii) Links 'nicks' with user(s) 1->1 or 1->many (iii)
>uses nodeapi to add 'nick' to node form (iv) adds edit/delete to nodes
>that relate to user 'nick's (just skipping and adding different access
>control to present node functions).
>Just a check if I'm looking the wrong way, or if I'm just hanging out in
>the marginal 20% as usual.

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