Stream: zulip

Topic: managing user groups


view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:43):

That reminds me -- @simulacrum -- I think that users cannot add themselves to user groups.

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

Also, they are not sync'd with our team repo

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

I think it'd be really great if we could address those questions, maybe with a bot

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

They should be able to

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

syncing is something someone is working on though

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

I get mixed feedback on this point

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

like, the reason user groups don't work for auth is because anyone can add themselves I think?

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:44):

whether you can add yourself to an alias

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:45):

I worry that e.g. the t-compiler/meeting probably doesn't get everyone

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:45):

and I'm sure folks don't realize they can just add themselves, but maybe we should just post reminders every meeting

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:45):

or something like that

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:45):

(if, indeed, you can add yourself)

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:46):

hm well https://zulipchat.com/help/user-groups seems to imply that maybe only members of a group or admins can edit groups?

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:47):

maybe we should just email zulip and ask

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:48):

this is what I believe

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:48):

any member can add other members

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:49):

but people can't add themselves

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 14:49):

something like that

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:53):

yeah that seems reasonable

view this post on Zulip davidtwco (May 08 2020 at 14:54):

that's my understanding too, but admins can add to any group

view this post on Zulip davidtwco (May 08 2020 at 14:54):

(it can be configured so that only admins can change group membership; or what nikomatsakis wrote)

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:54):

that probably means:

view this post on Zulip davidtwco (May 08 2020 at 14:55):

it's been a while since I've looked, but I don't think their documentation has APIs for user groups, there might be something undocumented though

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:57):

oh, sorry, I meant that the user groups don't seem editable

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:57):

but maybe I missed something

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:57):

zulip's api docs are usually pretty sparse

view this post on Zulip simulacrum (May 08 2020 at 14:57):

though better than github's as at least they try to document a schema rather than just "example"! :)

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 15:15):

might be good to file an issue

view this post on Zulip nikomatsakis (May 08 2020 at 15:15):

I think there's a missing feature here, but at minimum missing API


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