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TOPIC: member privileges - Privacy restrictions

member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 6 days ago #1

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One of my members/editors works at a county genealogical society, She suggested I allow the family webtrees site to be accessible to researchers in their library. I would like to give member privileges except block all access to living individuals. Most of my current users are editors but I can't see how to set "Show living individuals" restrictions to anything other than visitors or members. Is there a way to restrict a member to deceased individuals?. What is the point in having a registered signed in user set as "visitor" isn't that the same as not logging in at all?.
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 6 days ago #2

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Butt surely the only “member privileges” of registration ARE access to data on living individuals? I can’t think what these researchers would gain by registering other than that.

You, on the other hand, would gain a whole lot of people accessing your site that you don’t know, and have little if any ability to manage. Sounds incredibly risky to me.

But, if you insist on doing it, the the classification of “visitor” seems the right one. It gives logged in access, but no ability to view data of the living.
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 5 days ago #3

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If I can set the restrictions I want, It would only be available to researchers in the library who request access to it. I would like to give access to media and sources of deceased individuals of which I do not give to non logged in visitors, lesser privileges of that of a member. I can’t see any differences in assigning a registered user as "visitor" it doesn’t seem to give any additional privileges, isn't that the same as not being logging in at all?.
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 5 days ago #4

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> I can’t see any differences in assigning a registered user as "visitor" it doesn’t seem to give any additional privileges, isn't that the same as not being logging in at all?.

You might have more than one tree. Your user can be a visitor on one tree and a member of another.

For example, on my own site, I have a second (private) tree that is used for testing. All my users are set to "member" of my main tree, but "visitor" on my test tree.

> Is there a way to restrict a member to deceased individuals?

You need to give all your members the same access.

One workaround might be to use the "relationship privacy" function.
Set their individual record to be a dummy (or long-since dead individual) and set the relationship path length to the lowest value (i.e. one).

This way, they could only see living individuals that are immediately related to themselves - and there won't be any.
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 5 days ago #5

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Thanks for the prompt response.
I created a "Dummy" with no relations to anyone and set the "relationship privacy" function to 1, that sorta works but it still reveals living individuals names with "The details of this individual are private."
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 5 days ago #6

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Control panel - Privacy: Show names of private individuals
Cannot be set to editors or admins, members can always see it.

I'm not sure whether this actually is a risk, since only names and no other details are revealed. And some context: probably related to other people in the tree with the same surname.

Possible solution: export with privacy on, import as another tree.

Why even let them log in? What distinguishes a library member which you do not know from any other visitor? What extras are there to show?
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member privileges - Privacy restrictions 1 week 5 days ago #7

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What extras are there to show?

Media Objects & Source Citations, I have a lot of Census records that are not available on the visitors page.
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