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Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 7:47 am

Hi,

I have a user registered on my forum that I suspect to be a spy/lurker.
Can I alter the member's permissions (I do not want him to be able to view certain pages and forums of mine, only the Intro board, etc, but not the other main boards)
How do i go about setting which forums he has viewing access to?
Please advise.

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by SLGray on March 31st 2013, 7:51 am

Create a group and restrict it's permissions. Then add the questionable member to the group.


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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 8:09 am

@SLGray wrote:Create a group and restrict it's permissions. Then add the questionable member to the group.

I need instructions for that - I already tried, but I cant get right pale
I did create a group and when I goto Modify permissions, it only allows me to tick the "Moderator" box for each forum, so they can moderate the specific forum. but I haven't seen anything where I can "untick" which forum they have access or view or write in.

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Sanket on March 31st 2013, 8:20 am

Users & groups>Group Administration
Set it up such a way for say user sanket
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0ad140ua82
Add a single member to the group, sanket in my case.

Then, General>Categories and Forums
Click on a forum name
Permissions tab
Uncheck the options for this individual group.

Note, you will need to have a Autosubscribed members group with 0 posts, otherwise this won't work. Because, if you check the default members group it checks it for all the other groups.

Hope you understand. Wink
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 8:23 am

Autosubscribed members group? How do I do that?

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 8:29 am

@Sanket wrote:Users & groups>Group Administration
Set it up such a way for say user sanket
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0ad140ua82
Add a single member to the group, sanket in my case.

Then, General>Categories and Forums
Click on a forum name
Permissions tab
Uncheck the options for this individual group.

Note, you will need to have a Autosubscribed members group with 0 posts, otherwise this won't work. Because, if you check the default members group it checks it for all the other groups.

Hope you understand. Wink

I created an Autosubscribed members group and set the Minimum posts to 0, i don't really understand it, what do i do from here?

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Sanket on March 31st 2013, 9:51 am

Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!

Did you do this?
Users & groups>Group Administration
Set it up such a way for say user sanket
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0ad140ua82
Add a single member to the group, sanket in my case.

Then, General>Categories and Forums
Click on a forum name
Permissions tab
Uncheck the options for this individual group.
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 12:01 pm

Yes I did, but I cannot uncheck the options, it doesn't give me the option to do so, so I created an Autosubscribed members group and set the Minimum posts to 0, i don't really understand it, what do i do from here?

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Jophy on March 31st 2013, 1:08 pm

Hello,

All new registered members will then be placed on that group.

For the permissions Perms Un-check first the permissions for 'members', then you can choose which groups has the ability to view a certain forum, post a topic etc. Then you can restrict that group from certain permissions. Wink
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 5:40 pm

@Jophy wrote:Hello,

All new registered members will then be placed on that group.

For the permissions Perms Un-check first the permissions for 'members', then you can choose which groups has the ability to view a certain forum, post a topic etc. Then you can restrict that group from certain permissions. Wink

Okay thanks, but I'm still completely lost, I've taken a snap shot to show you what I mean:
As you can see in the first snapshot, I've created an Autosubscribe members group and set the messages to 0.



In this image, note that I cannot edit the simple permissions like view forum etc. The same is with the rest of the groups i have there, I cannot change the simple permissions. Why?


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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Sanket on March 31st 2013, 5:46 pm

The bold part is the thing that you need to do now Wink
@Sanket wrote:Users & groups>Group Administration
Set it up such a way for say user sanket
http://awesomescreenshot.com/0ad140ua82
Add a single member to the group, sanket in my case.

Then, General>Categories and Forums
Click on a forum name
Permissions tab
Uncheck the options for this individual group.


Note, you will need to have a Autosubscribed members group with 0 posts, otherwise this won't work. Because, if you check the default members group it checks it for all the other groups.

Hope you understand. Wink
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by SLGray on March 31st 2013, 7:44 pm

The permissions that we are talking about are here:

Administration Panel > General > Forum > Categories & Forums
You will have to go through each forum's permissions.


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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on March 31st 2013, 10:17 pm

@SLGray wrote:The permissions that we are talking about are here:

Administration Panel > General > Forum > Categories & Forums
You will have to go through each forum's permissions.

I have tried! I have tried everything, but it's just greyed out. I cannot edit the permissions of Members, see here:

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by E-Mark on March 31st 2013, 10:43 pm

Instead of members, choose the blank one. Give it a try.
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Jophy on April 1st 2013, 7:58 am

@repchat wrote:
@SLGray wrote:The permissions that we are talking about are here:

Administration Panel > General > Forum > Categories & Forums
You will have to go through each forum's permissions.

I have tried! I have tried everything, but it's just greyed out. I cannot edit the permissions of Members, see here:
Un-check the permissions for members first, then you can choose what groups you'll only give permissions. Wink
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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by repchat on April 4th 2013, 4:27 pm

thanks alot for the help guys, thanks for telling me to choose the BLANK instead, i would have NEVER guessed!

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Solved Re: Need to minimise the rights of a specific user

Post by Sanket on April 4th 2013, 6:11 pm

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