Murder by Death
So far, the limited conversations about this site that have centered around privacy and visibility is that everybody is for making the site private. Since this current test site is my personal domain, I’ve already taken all steps to make it as inaccessible to the public as possible and I’m comfortable with its current status.
But once our Euro friends who fall under the GDPR laws join us, it’s a different ball game, as, if I understand this correctly, the law states that all users must list their real names/addresses, unless the site is private. My current settings would count as private, in my opinion.
Currently, it’s possible to make posts and pages private using the Visibility function, but the glitch with that is setting that to Private makes the post or page visible only to administrators (handy on the future perm. site for administrators to basically PM each other). The other option is Password Protected and that just seems a bit too much, asking everybody to enter a password to read the posts.
The only way to make the entire site private is through a plug-in, which is free. It will enable whole site privacy, and as they say on the site: “Now, whenever anyone who isn’t registered and logged into your site comes to see it, this is all they’ll get: the login screen.” (source: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/how-to-make-wordpress-private/)
Do we want to do this? We can still ask new members to join us, but they won’t be able to approach us blindly; they’ll have to come to us through another member.
Thoughts? Personally I want our Euro members, TA, Lillelara et. al to be able to join us without stressing about GDPR. If that means I publish my personal details along with everybody else’s on my privacy page, or make the entire site visible to members only, so be it. But this is definitely a discussion for the committee.