How can you take away the marking and authors functionality from wordpress.

This really is so it doesn't come in the after sales for customers, it might take away the groups panel in the publish page and the rest of the flim-flam.

I'd think that wordpress's default publish is really a special type of custom publish type that may be modified, and for that reason might have it's functionality disabled.

Does anybody understand how to do that?

Thanks.

Here are a few links to articles online. Some require some manipulation to complete hiding the particular menus you're searching to get rid of.

http://hungred.com/how-to/remove-wordpress-admin-menu-affecting-wordpress-core-system/ http://barunsingh.com/software/custom-admin-menu/ (a wordpress plugin, most likely the simplest way) http://www.strangework.com/2010/03/24/how-to-hide-an-admin-menu-in-wordpress/ http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2010/04/29/how-to-hide-menus-in-wordpress/