So I have a situation where I would like to have my editors freely post data on their versions to the Default without me doing for them with the super secret SDE user. I have the DEFAULT set as protected right now because if I allow it to be public, then the user can freely edit without using a version! Now this would be OK if the MXD's and the SDE connection files wouldn't regularly "forget" that we pointed it to a specific version. My users are an "every now and then" user of GIS so to force them to check that the data is indeed pointing to the version is not feasible. They do not usually notify me that they are going to edit either, so I forget to do a regular post/reconcile.
So, is there ANY way that I can make my users have the rights to post data but be restricted to editing ONLY in a version??