[Standards-JIG] Re: Changing default role of a user(JEP0045)

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Thu May 19 22:17:13 UTC 2005

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Rahul Shah wrote:
| Just to clarify my requirements consider a situation where all the
| employees of the organization can participate in a muc room. Now there
| are some employees who are temporary employees and the administrator
| wants them to just read the messages i.e. a visitor role and all
| remaining employees can post the message to the room i.e. particpant
| role. There are now 2 options to achieve this:
| 1. Create a moderated room and change the affiliations of all the
| permanent employees to member
| 2. Create a unmoderated room and assign a default role of visitor to all
| the temporary employees.
| Ideally as an admin I would like to follow option 2 as the number of
| temporary employees are far less then the permanent employees and to
| acheive that I need an option to assign a default role to a certain set
| of users in unmoderated room.

The problem with (2) is that the temporary employees are temporary! Over
time you're more likely to be setting up more temporary employees than
permament. With (1) you can setup a permanent employee as they come on
board and practically forget them. (2) forces constant administration on

Another problem with (2) is that an unmoderated room still allows
visitors to speak.

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