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Possible rework of Roles
Mark, I just started working with Vanilla and I am very pleased to see PHP using professionally (OOP) you've done a great job. I do not want to hard code much into the forum but currently the way roles work will cause me many problems. My application for this is a forum for Poker Players to communicate both publically and privately. Each group will have their own private forum (Currently they are around 200 groups and the site is still very new) In the current settings of Role there is a one to many relationship when in my case (and reading other post many other people too) there needs to be a many to many relationship. Now I didn't find the Mutli Role extentsion, though in it current state it does not work, but there is another issue with the database. Consider this... There are 200 Categories with 200 Roles, one for each Category. I user belongs to 3 different Roles MutliRole could take care of this but, lets take a look at our Database. SELECT Count(CategoryID) FROM LUM_CategoryRoleBlock Result â‰ˆ 40,000 Now imagine 1,000 groups SELECT Count(CategoryID) FROM LUM_CategoryRoleBlock Result â‰ˆ 1,000,000 Now I know these entires are very small but am I wrong to conclude this could be a problem down the road? Could Vanilla be more geared towards Mutli-Role without requiring an extension? Please let me know your throughs regarding this and Thank you again for such a fine product.
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