A new post over at the incsub association on blogging in Drupal, basically asking if this is our open source enterprise blogging in education answer, or not.
I’ve incorporated the Drupal subscription module which allows people to get email notification of replies to the post or any comments they might make, however, I haven’t figured out how to do this without requiring registration. But the good news is that ANY Drupal registration will work there :o)
I don’t believe there is any easy way to get subscription to work without registration since the subscription module is configured through the user account and uses the user account email address.
However, would probably be a bad idea to hack it and enable it for everyone since it allows someone to subscribe to all nodes. Once your site begins to grow, a bot could easily subscribe multiple times and institute a DoS attack against your site and server.
In fact, I believe that the server overhead for mailing out subscriptions is one reason why drupal.org doesn’t run it. On a large, busy site, Drupal has to track and mail out subscriptions constantly. Shouldn’t be a problem at all for your site. So I’m sure you can see the potential for DoS attacks if the module were enabled for anonymous users.
It’s a shame but not the end of the world as it’s meant very much as a site for people who are linkely to register. What I’ve done is to free up comments to anyone, but if you want to subscribe to a post you have to register.
Hoping not to get attacked!
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