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Confusing Terminology - clarification check
« on: February 06, 2005, 08:02:50 pm »

Between the Gallery itself and the Documentation, FAQ, and posts, I've run into some terms that are
confusing in that some seem to be used interchangeabley or are used in a broader sense then they actually
mean in the manual. These are the main terms i'm running into, and my interpitation of what they mean.

Please jump in and correct what needs to be corrected, as I and others would benefit from knowing the proper
terminology when asking questions or decyphering what we're reading.

My Gallery
  • link to it is on navigation menu
  • specific to each viewer - contains only albums they have created
  • for Administrator, appears as a category to add albums to in album manager

User Galleries
  • category on main page that contains the personal albums users have created
  • won't appear until at least one user-gallery has been created

Personal Album
  • describes users' individually created albums
  • permissions for these albums are set by the user who created it

Private Album
  • going to assume this is the same as "personal album"

But the "Documentation" says this:

Users can have private albums
If set to YES then your gallery can contain albums that can be visible only by users that belong to a certain group.
If a user is a member of a group that can have its own gallery and this option is turned on then this user
will have the permission to hide some of their albums to other users.

So that sounds like "private" album is a sub-type of "personal" album?

User
  • general term for any viewer of the gallery site

Group
  • sub-type of User
  • default Groups are: Administrators, Registered, Anonymous, Banned
  • general permissons for these groups are set in the "Group" manager
  • individual album permissions can be set to allow or disallow viewers by above groups; this is set by
    choosing "properties" of the album in album listview

Member
  • sub-type of Group
  • As used in the Documentation, refers to one belonging to a specific Group
  • But frequently used by site owners as a general term in reference to anyone who's registered on their site

Visitors
  • album list -> album properties -> permissions for this album

I usually take "visitor" to mean anyone who stumbles across my website, but in this sense, I think it refers
to only those people in the Member Group you have selected for "album can be viewed by".

Anonymous
  • any un-registered user, per the Documentation

Guests
  • going to assume this refers to any un-registered user and is the same as Anonymous

Unlogged User
  • config -> Files and thumbnails advanced settings
  • going to assume this refers to any un-registered user and is the same as Anonymous

Un-authorized User
  • config -> Files and thumbnails advanced settings
  • going to assume this refers to any un-registered user and is the same as Anonymous

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Re: Confusing Terminology - clarification check
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 09:02:59 pm »

Hi, I understand that there are some things that can be confusing at first, so I will try and give straight answers. 


My Gallery
  • link to it is on navigation menu
  • specific to each viewer - contains only albums they have created
  • for Administrator, appears as a category to add albums to in album manager

The admin sees *My Gallery* in the category list, to show that this is his personal gallery, not one of the others. Users do not get a choice of categories, their albums are automatically put their *My Gallery* cat.
 The link in the menu for 'My Gallery is the same for all users, it takes them to their own albums, as you said.


User Galleries
  • category on main page that contains the personal albums users have created
  • won't appear until at least one user-gallery has been created

This is by design, as I stated in my other post.  Why show it when empty, especially as many users do not use this category.


Personal Album
  • describes users' individually created albums
  • permissions for these albums are set by the user who created it

That is correct.  But the admin can see and edit/delete all albums, regardless of the owners settings.


Private Album
  • going to assume this is the same as "personal album"

No, incorrect.  This is slightly misleading, I accept.  This needs to be set to YES if any albums in the gallery are to be private, that is, can be set to be viewable only by certain groups.


But the "Documentation" says this:

Users can have private albums
If set to YES then your gallery can contain albums that can be visible only by users that belong to a certain group.
If a user is a member of a group that can have its own gallery and this option is turned on then this user
will have the permission to hide some of their albums to other users.

So that sounds like "private" album is a sub-type of "personal" album?

The gallery can be set to have private albums, even if users are not allowed personal albums, and vice verca.  These are two seperate settings


Visitors
  • album list -> album properties -> permissions for this album

I usually take "visitor" to mean anyone who stumbles across my website, but in this sense, I think it refers
to only those people in the Member Group you have selected for "album can be viewed by".

Yes, that is what it means, and is so noted on the albums permissions page.


Anonymous is the actual group coppermine assigns to visitors who are not logged in.  They may be guests, or members who are logged out, but essentially, yes, they all mean the same thing.
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