RidgeStar
About
Locations
Manual
Preface
Introduction
Versions
Concepts
Construction
Usage
Operations
Questions
Features
__construct
Accounting
Anchor
Audit
BulkLoad
BulkMail
Conflicts
Directory
Finances
Fragments
iCalendar
KeySearch
Locations
Mail
MessageHelp
Method
Multiple
Options
PageText
PasswordReset
Passwords
Photos
SelfAssign
Shortcuts
Responsive
SSL
Topics
Turnback
UID
WSYSARMA
Settings
Internals
Appendices
Reference
Service
Logon
RidgeStar

Manual: Features-Directory

Logonfindtranslate
Get Started |Calendar |Locations

Overview

What is the Directory Concept?
The DirectoryTerm allows a UserTerm of the SiteTerm to display personal information about other Site users. Think of it as sort of an online White Pages, including Phone Numbers, Email Addresses, etc.
Why use the Concept?
The Directory facilitates free and direct communication between Site Users. Please, note that the Site is a "closed community": only authorized Users may logon to the site.
How is the concept implemented?
Each User's information is stored in the Users table. The User directly manages the non-privileged contents using the Services: Profile function, including identifying which information should be available to other Users in the Directory (usually accessible via Services: Directory).

Comments

The Directory function allows for communication between individuals involved with the Site. It is NOT intended to display any information that would compromise the individual's privacy (e.g. SSNs, etc.). In fact, each User controls to a great degree the exact contents available in the Directory about him/her.

It IS common to hyperlink a User's Name from another location on the Site to the User's corresponding Directory entry. This allows Referees to contact one another if desired.