Hammond (hammond) wrote in suggestions,

Mass Edit Posting Access in Communities.

Mass Edit Posting Access in Communities.

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a check/uncheck all button to Posting Access on the Community Members page: http://www.livejournal.com/community/members.bml

Full description of the idea
Currently if you manage a community, especially a big one it can be very time consuming to change the posting access for all members. Especially if there are lots of members in the community.

You might have set it up so that all new members don't have posting access but you need an easy way to change all the existing members' access without going through all of them individually. Or maybe the community has decided to only let certain people post to prevent spam and so most people need to have their posting access revoked.

I suggest a check/uncheck all button for the Posting Access column of the Community Members page [http://www.livejournal.com/community/members.bml]. I don't know if a global check box is necessary (if the members list spans several pages) or it might just be appropriate to have one just for that page of members.

I think this really should be limited to Posting access only as I don't see a need for a maintainer to add everyone (or remove everyone) as a maintainer or remove everyone's membership.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Makes the role of community maintainer easier, especially for bigger communities.
  • Allows communities the opportunity to change their posting rules as they see fit.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Maintainers going crazy and removing everyone's posting access.
  • If the check box only selects/deselects the members on that page, might still be time consuming with lots of members (but less so that it is now).

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