Write to group forum as non-member
This is probably a bit of an odd request.
I’m setting up a small BP site for an existing community, which consists of one super-group with all members in it, and a number of smaller groups.
Is there any way I can easily set up a form for a non-member of a group to post to a group’s forum? For example, we have a group for the committee, which will have a private forum, but I want to allow non-members to send messages to the committee group, ie, by posting a ‘guest’ post in the private forum… This way, they can receive replies to their post (by email notification), but cannot see the rest of the private forum.
So far, I’ve got the beginnings of a widget which will show different content depending on group membership status, so I can show a ‘post a message’ form for non-members, and I think I’ve figured out what would need to be written to the DB in order to create a new topic in the right forum, but what would I need to do to ‘subscribe’ the non-member to the topic. I presume it would be in the bp_notifications table, but can someone give some pointers on what the ‘secondary_item_id’, ‘component_action’ and ‘is_new’ fields do?
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