While CBOX OpenLab is designed to encourage openness and sharing, it also provides robust privacy settings that enable members to control what they share and with whom:
- Members can choose how they identify themselves publicly via their username and display name, which may be pseudonymous (while the site requests an email address during sign-up, this is only made available to administrators). This ability for members to choose how they self-identify in public spaces is essential for privacy, security, and many other reasons.
- Members can choose how much or how little information about themselves they wish to share on their profile.
- Groups can be public, private, or hidden, and the sites associated with groups can have a range of privacy settings from fully public to completely inaccessible.
- The privacy settings for groups and their associated sites can be different – for instance, a class can hold private discussions via the group home page but share their work publicly via the site.
- Individual posts and pages on group sites can be public, password-protected, or private; site administrators can also enable the WP Grade Comments plugin, which enables grades and associated comments to be shared privately.
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