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Drupal 7 by David Mercer

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Planning an access policy

When you think about how a site should work, focus on what will be required of yourself, other community members, or even anonymous users. For instance:

  • Will there be a team of moderators working to ensure that the content of the site conforms to the dictates of good taste and avoids material that is tantamount to hate speech and so on?
  • Will there be subject experts who are allowed to create and maintain their own content?
  • To what extent will anonymous visitors be allowed to become involved, or will they be forced to merely window shop without being able to contribute?

Perhaps the site should grow organically with the community, and so you want to adopt an extremely flexible approach. But take it as given that Drupal's ...

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