Because of the performance issues (
SAK-29654) with the new Forum Ranks feature that we got in Sakai 10 ( SAK-24854), we had to create a property to disable the Ranks system to avoid our database from crashing under the hundreds of thousands of queries per hour and the millions of CPU-intensive buffers each hour attribute to the Ranks feature.
However, because of the lack of time over the summer, we decided to implement this property in two phases:
Phase 1 - disable the Ranks page from the UI so that instructors and maintainers cannot add Ranks (this ticket)
Phase 2 - disable the Ranks feature throughout the code (
This ticket will contain the patch for Phase 1.