[development] Multiple user aliases - Multiple user node ownership

Karen Stevenson karen at elderweb.com
Sun Jan 13 11:42:51 UTC 2008

I think this would be a step in the right direction. But even a revision might have multiple authors. Take the case of a group of people that has been working together to solve a problem and publish the results. They all ought to get credit as authors, instead the credit will go only to the person who input it into the system (who might even just be an assistant and not one of the authors).

The new 'add more' AHAH button in D6 could be useful here to build a list of authors.


----- Original Message ----
From: FGM <fgm at osinet.fr>
To: development at drupal.org
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:08:02 AM
Subject: Re: [development] Multiple user aliases - Multiple user node ownership

Actually, I'd be tempted to say that in most cases, nodes should not
one author, but revisions should, and nodes be characterized by the set
the authors of the revisions. This is actually probably best for 
intellectual property issues. This would credit actual contributors
efficiently than the current system, where all goes to the latest
as exemplified by the recent problem with the handbook reorganization,
which lots of authoring credit was thus lost.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ekes" <ekes at aktivix.org>
To: <development at drupal.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2008 2:47 AM
Subject: [development] Multiple user aliases - Multiple user node

> I've had several requests to: (i) To be able to have nodes that can
> (owned) edited/deleted by multiple users (group posts); (ii) To be
> to post under aliases - without logging into multiple accounts.
> Obvious answers: (i) Something nasty with Node Access; (ii) CCK field
> 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
> register 'nicks' (ii) Links 'nicks' with user(s) 1->1 or 1->many
> uses nodeapi to add 'nick' to node form (iv) adds edit/delete to
> that relate to user 'nick's (just skipping and adding different
> control to present node functions).
> Just a check if I'm looking the wrong way, or if I'm just hanging out
> the marginal 20% as usual.
> ekes
> http://drupal.org/user/10083

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