Hello dear drupal expert!
Trying to find a good solution for segmenting my site (taxonomy, user control..) I often come back to what I had expected drupal to work like - but never found the feature of my dreams: and that is an access control based on the username-access-rules.
I would like to build an easy user-registration that automatically divides the registrants into categories, without the need of pointing them to a specific role by hand afterwards. And because I want the registrant's dedication to one group be visible in the username itself it would make sense to build the site's segmentation up on username (or e-mail/ip) access rules.
So the usernames would look like e.g. (this is possible now with acess rules)
A-username1, A-username2, A-username3
B-username1, B-username2, B-username3
But what I miss is that I can define different Access-control for the groups A-%, B-% and C%.
Maybe I only didn't find how to do it. But 'access-rules' just naturally evoke the idea in my head that there should also be the possibility to DO something with these rules... And it would be nice :-) Maybe my idea isn't realistic at all (lacking of PHP knowledge) and maybe it's also not useful for drupal. But in my case it would be, I'm pritty sure.
Maybe you can give me a hint on how to reach my goal; or maybe it's only an idea for further development; or maybe you only know it better. It would by of help.
Thank you, Stefan
PS. This is my first submission on drupal.org, I'm not sure if i'm post on the correct spot here; if not, please direct me for a next time.