maybe this was discussed, and in my own forum searches i've turned up a few related discussions - but what i'm trying to do is create a standard modification to author rights that are consistent with publications and normal pub industry stuff.
specifically: a 'contributing' author gets a login with pw, when logged in, he/she may work on a draft and save a draft - BUT once published, he/she has NO rights to edit the post. additionally, he/she has no rights to edit any other site element (comments on such postings etc) -
ideally: a 'contributing' author submits a finished draft by clicking 'publish' and then it goes to a moderation queue similar to any site admin moderation procedure, at which point the site admin 'approves for publication' to the main site.
has this been done via a mod already? trying not to torture my developer with this yet because he's way busy working on some other wp integration items.
IF a contributor is able to edit a previously published piece, then the site admin assumes a NEW level of liability - this particular issue makes it impossible for me to currently accept contributors directly via the login. what i've actually been doing is having contributors send articles directly to me for posting under my name (i can also create a name for contributors, i know that) - this allays those fears for the time being...