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Post by Granard on November 18th 2011, 1:40 am

I don't want "guests" lurking - I want a private forum for a few selected friends, so how do I stop anyone else from seeing it?

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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Granard on November 18th 2011, 1:42 am

Also - how do I stop pop-ups?

And, how do I get this quick reply box at the bottom of posts?

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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Poser on November 18th 2011, 1:53 am

1st question: Change the settings of all your categories and forums.
ACP>General>Categories and Forums>Click Perms and uncheck the "view and read" of the guests. Do this on the other forums.

2nd question: I don't know what do you mean by the pop-ups. Is that the ads?

3rd question: ACP>General>Messages and Emails>Configuration>Check "Allow Quick Reply" then Hit Save.
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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by CWAsh on November 18th 2011, 1:56 am

You have to set the permissions for all the boards on your forum to members only. The quick reply box is in Admin Panel, Messages and e-mails, then Configuration and then the option is on the list. My site is also private and by invitation only due to it being a club site, behind a server in our little hangout centre Very Happy I don't know how to stop popups but I am sure someone can help you.. I was under the impression, if you mean ads then they are set for all new sites created after a certain time, or so I heard. Good Luck.
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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Granard on November 18th 2011, 2:12 am

[FTS] Jack wrote:1st question: Change the settings of all your categories and forums.
ACP>General>Categories and Forums>Click Perms and uncheck the "view and read" of the guests. Do this on the other forums.

2nd question: I don't know what do you mean by the pop-ups. Is that the ads?

3rd question: ACP>General>Messages and Emails>Configuration>Check "Allow Quick Reply" then Hit Save.

re 1st question: done all that, but Guest is still there. Do I have to wait until he/she logs off or can I shut them out now?

What do you mean "on the other forums"?

re 2nd question: yes - There was an ad that "hovered" and no matter what button you pressed ie no or the red x, everything opens up another window.

re 3rd question: done that - Thank You!!

Thanks for your help and prompt replies.

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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Poser on November 18th 2011, 2:22 am

1. Well, guests may always be there, but they will not see any of your forum categories. Nothing to worry about that.
"On other forums" - do the same thing on the permissions on the other categories/forums/subforums. Got it?

2. You cannot remove ads unless you have credits. Just don't click the ads.
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Post by Granard on November 18th 2011, 2:51 am

So does that mean that guests will not be able to read ANY posts? We have very private stuff that we don't want anyone else to see - ever. It was the whole idea of only sending invitations to a selected few.

How many credit do I need to be able to get rid of those hovering ads?

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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by SLGray on November 18th 2011, 2:53 am

If you have unchecked all the boxes for guests, then yes they will not be able to see or read topics.


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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Poser on November 18th 2011, 2:54 am

@granard

Well I really have no idea how many credits you must spend to disable those ads.
Try asking the Admins here. For sure they know.
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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Granard on November 18th 2011, 3:01 am

@slg - Thank you so much, that's just what I needed to know.

@jack - I can live with / ignore the ads until I've really got the hang of this running a forum stuff.

Thanks again for such quick replies.

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Post by Poser on November 18th 2011, 3:04 am

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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by SLGray on November 18th 2011, 3:08 am

Glad I could help.


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Solved Re: How do I make my forum private

Post by Sanket on November 18th 2011, 9:10 am

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will archive this thread.


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