"Observer" Group-Member Class
With the new "per active user" pricing model, I recently had an idea that feels like it would be a good fit for several of the co-ops I'm part of.
Under the previous model, it made sense to invite all the members of a co-op to the main group, which would be fairly inactive for most of the year except for board elections, and then create a sub-group for the board of directors, and possibly committees.
So, under the new model, I think a similar use case, but more cost predictability, could be achieved by creating an "observer" class of members. Such members could access and read everything (creating transparency), but cannot comment or vote in polls, with the exception of admin-authorized polls (such as board elections) that there could be a price per poll for.
For organizations that are fine with public transparency, this can be achieved by having a publicly viewable group, but this approach would give an intermediate options for groups that want to control who can view their Loomio conversations.
Happy to unpack this idea further, and/or discuss the particular use-cases that inspired it.