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Post by davidl on April 2nd 2014, 9:20 pm

Ive recently read where a forumotion site owner/Admin, made an "inactive group" for none posters, which stopped them from viewing/reading the topics........ive looked but cant find how this is done, so can anyone advise please ....?

Thanks in advance. Very Happy

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 2nd 2014, 9:48 pm

Hi Very Happy

Actually, there are a few ways to do that but we'll stick with the easy one lol.

Anyway, let's take this step by step, dayum :3 (I ish cheery today)

#1 Create a new group called "Inactive Group"

#2 Place any member you want in that group

#3 Go to ACP < General < Categories and Forums < Click on any permission of any forum or category Perms< There should be an advanced setting below it < Make sure you do not have "Inactive Groups" checked for viewing messages, etc. (Just adjust it to your desire < Save

Hope it helps~

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Post by davidl on April 2nd 2014, 10:20 pm

Thank you Pizza Boi, will give that a try........Very Happy

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 3rd 2014, 8:51 am

Hi Very Happy

Okay, please just post if it works for you, else, please post your forum version Smile .

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Post by davidl on April 5th 2014, 5:37 pm

Hi Pizza Boi, made the group and went to permissions to untick the box which said view and read, but it wont let me remove the tick.........scratch

Any suggestions ?

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 5th 2014, 5:48 pm

Hi Very Happy

Hmm... try in the upper box leave everything blank and just check them appropriately, if not, can you please provide me an admin test account and I'll see what I can do Smile .

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Post by davidl on April 7th 2014, 4:27 pm

Cant seem to be able to alter the permissions, where there is a green background they are fixed, and cannot be altered..........my forum version is phpBB2 (subsilver) and I am wanting to restrict viewing and posting of the main page to certain members who are inactive.


Any help would be appretiated , thanks.

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 8th 2014, 12:00 pm

Hi Very Happy



Sorry for not replying earlier, was busy yesterday.

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Post by SLGray on April 9th 2014, 5:11 am

If you check the box for members, all the boxes will be automatically checked.


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


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Post by davidl on April 9th 2014, 11:09 am

Hi St Gray, yes ive seen this......but im wanting to make a user group where inactive members who never contribute anything to the forum can be placed into. This group only consisting of maybe half a dozen none active members would not be able to read or reply to any of the topics, without going to the extent of banning them from the forum.

All I can make out is either stop all members from viewing, or stop no members from viewing....scratch

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Post by Jophy on April 9th 2014, 1:56 pm

Hello,

So you want the inactive members not to be able to certain forums or the whole forum? Can you explain more in detail? Thanks.

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 9th 2014, 6:30 pm

Hi Very Happy

Well... there's no such thing as adding a member to a group automatically if specified so your best option would be to manually add them.

There's also this method: http://help.forumotion.com/t131419-how-to-hide-a-visible-section

Please try it, if it doesn't work, can you please explain more again.

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Post by davidl on April 9th 2014, 10:06 pm

@Jophy wrote:Hello,

So you want the inactive members not to be able to certain forums or the whole forum? Can you explain more in detail? Thanks.

Smile

Hi Jophy, im wanting the inactive members to not see all the topics/forums, reason being if they do not want to post and give any input to the site, then why should they have the benefit of reading posts made by other members......if they do decide to contribute to the site, then it would be a simple matter of removing them from the inactive members group, so they could post again.....

thanks.


Will have a look at the link Pizza Boi, thanks for your help......Very Happy

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Post by SLGray on April 10th 2014, 2:31 am

Well you could create a group (auto-subscribe) for members who have 1 or more posts, and one group for the inactive members. Then set the permissions without checking the members' boxes.


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Post by Jophy on April 10th 2014, 4:31 am

@davidl wrote:
@Jophy wrote:Hello,

So you want the inactive members not to be able to certain forums or the whole forum? Can you explain more in detail? Thanks.

Smile

Hi Jophy, im wanting the inactive members to not see all the topics/forums, reason being if they do not want to post and give any input to the site, then why should they have the benefit of reading posts made by other members......if they do decide to contribute to the site, then it would be a simple matter of removing them from the inactive members group, so they could post again.....

thanks.


Will have a look at the link Pizza Boi, thanks for your help......Very Happy
Well you will need to manually add them in the 'inactive' group and set the permissions for that group on all forums:
AP > General > Categories & Forums > PermissionsPerms
View forum : Unchecked for that group
> Save

Apply this to all forums.

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Post by Pizza Boi on April 10th 2014, 5:38 am

Hi Very Happy

Hmmm... this is actually just an image explanation of what Jophy and SLGray said. I decided to make it visual so that you are able to comprehend easier Smile .

#1 ACP < Users & Groups < Groups Administration < Create a New Group:



#2 Have a set-up similar to this: (Don't forget to save! - Once you created it, add group members in it!)



#3 Go to ACP < General < Categories and Forums < Click on these things (Marked in red):



#4 Now have them set up like this and then save!





Don't worry if the settings on first gets cancelled out as you are using a custom. Note: You cannot do this automatically, it has to be done manually.

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