Ticket #2812 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Groups description needs improving

Reported by: markw Owned by: toby
Priority: awaiting triage Milestone: demo phase 3
Component: ckan Keywords:
Cc: Repository: ckan
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The 'What are Groups?' text at <http://demo.ckan.org/group> is a bit naff. Here is a suggested replacement:

What are groups?

Groups allow you to group users and data together so that they are easier to manage. For example datasets in a group could be visible only to group members, or publicly visible but only editable by group members.

Groups can be used to collect together datasets from a single publisher, or related to a particular project, for example.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by toby

  • Owner changed from toby to shevski
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone changed from demo phase 4 to demo phase 3


do you want this change?

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by shevski

  • Owner changed from shevski to toby

Current text does need updating, but I think we need an explanation along the lines of:

"Groups allow you to group together datasets under a organisation (for example, the Department of Health) or topic (e.g. Transport, Health) so make it easier for users to browse datasets by theme.

Groups also enable you to assign roles and authorisation to members of the group - i.e. individuals can be given the right to publish datasets from a particular organisation."

But even that could be clearer.

Mark's text could be misleading since we haven't currently implemented private datasets or the right auth settings.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by toby

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed


comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by markw

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

That's still fairly terrible. Also surely the auth stuff is part of Ross's Organizations stuff? It doesn't matter much if it's implemented yet, that's why this is a demo. But anyway, here is a more generic but readable version based on Ira's text above:

Groups allow you to group users and data together so that they are easier to manage. Group owners can assign roles and authorisations, giving each project or department control of its own data publishing.

Users can browse or search by group, making it easier to find the data they are looking for.

comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by toby

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid


I think you are talking about a different ticket closing

comment:6 Changed 21 months ago by toby


Actually I see you also want some text changes

please don't add unrelated discussions to tickets as it causes noise is disruptive and I just end up closing tickets as won't fix etc.

I have updated the text as it was assigned to me and so i am still keeping this closed as I did as requested. Can you an ira sort this out between yourselves and create a new ticket when you have agreement


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