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Add write policy for channels and private groups

This feature is essentially a "force mute" in a meeting room, when you want to enable some people to listen in, but not to speak.

- Add an option to restrict the ability to post to a channel or private group (requires channel header menu redesign--the menu is over the UX guideline of 5-7 options per menu)
- Add the ability to define users who have the ability to post, which would by default include Team Admins. We don't currently have UX for a channel owner or channel creator, but in future Enterprise releases this may be added
- Include UX so that new users understand that they can read but cannot post. This is important in Town Square since it's the largest channel and most likely to be restricted, we need to avoid users joining being completely confused on how to post messages.

This is a complex feature in terms of UX, there's a lot of risk of user confusion, and therefore not a fit for Team Edition, and it could be added to enterprise, academic and non-profit offerings for large orgs.

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