[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6006: User Types API

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Wed Nov 12 20:37:43 UTC 2014

#6006: User Types API
 Reporter:  boonebgorges  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  2.2
Component:  Core          |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 My only concern with taxonomies is mixing global user tables with blog
 taxonomy tables. In multisite/network installations, supporting a global
 set of user types means querying whatever site is defined to have the
 taxonomy terms, etc... This complicates setups with multiple datacenters
 and/or servers where global tables are likely not directly accessible to
 blog tables.

 It's the slippery slope to using blogs for general data storage that we've
 talked about (and successfully avoided) since fielding questions about
 converting to custom post types in 2010.

 The table scope difference is really the only hang-up I have here. Other
 than that, we get a lot for free by using core tables and API's, and it's
 certainly more flexible than 1 usermeta entry.

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