Who can monitor discussions?

You may need to limit the users who can monitor discussion forums.

To leverage the advantages of community collaboration, you should keep your forums as open as you can. However, some sites require tighter control over how users keep track of discussions. TeamForge enables you to balance openness against privacy along a spectrum of choices.
  1. Open the site-options.conf file, the master configuration file that controls your TeamForge site.
    • vi /opt/collabnet/teamforge/etc/site-options.conf
    Note: vi is an example. Any *nix text editor will work.
  2. Add the DISCUSSION_EMAIL_MONITORING variable, and give it the value that reflects who you want to get updates on discussions via email. Use one of these values:
    Value Description
    0 Allow only forum admins.
    1 Users with role permissions.
    4 All logged in users.
    5 Allow all site users and guests.
  3. Review the variables you have changed, then save the site-options.conf file.
The value you set here determines the maximum degree of openness to monitoring discussions for all projects on your site. For example, consider a site where project members can monitor discussions (level 3). For a project that requires extra security, the project administrator can dictate that only users with the appropriate role can monitor discussions (level 1). However, a project owner cannot allow monitoring for a less restrictive category of users, such as all users who are logged in (level 4).