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How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by littleatheart on February 16th 2015, 9:29 pm

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Forum version : phpBB2
Position : Founder
Concerned browser(s) : Google Chrome
Screenshot of problem : http://littleatheart.forumotion.com/
Who the problem concerns : All members
When the problem appeared : I am still creating the forum,
Forum link : http://littleatheart.forumotion.com/

Description of problem

Hello there,

I am wondering if there is a way to make the forum totally private unless you join and have your account activated.

I only want it to show the title/banner of the forum, a message that contains what the forum is about and the standard for joining (That I will write), and a box to login or register.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by multiverse on February 16th 2015, 9:39 pm

here is an idea on how to make it happen...

only make things readable to private membergroups and manually add people to the membergroups that allow for the reading. you'd have to go into forum section permissions to allow for said reading.

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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by Ikerepc on February 16th 2015, 9:45 pm

You need to edit permissions of all forums to not be visible by guests. That way you will got just loggin box when trying to access forum as guest.

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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by Derri on February 16th 2015, 9:47 pm

You could change account activation to Admin so you must approve every account. To do this go to ACP --> User and Groups --> User Options --> Account Activation

In order to make your forum private you need to go to ACP --> General --> Forum Configuration --> and then next to each forum click this Perms and click advance and then untick the box for guests and members.


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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by Worst Nightmare on February 16th 2015, 10:38 pm

how do i make the forum privately and the ranks privately and have that pop up thing on the forumhttp://prntscr.com/6609rr <----- and ------->http://prntscr.com/660aca

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Thank you!

Post by littleatheart on February 16th 2015, 11:14 pm

Thanks! That's what I have done so far. I just don't want there to be any way for people to see things that I might overlook. There are parts in member profiles where you can put like "Zodiac sign" and it gives an option to make that only visible to members. So even profiles are visible to outsiders unless otherwise stated?

Seems like there are tons of boxes to check Sad

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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by Worst Nightmare on February 16th 2015, 11:25 pm

@littleatheart wrote:Thanks! That's what I have done so far. I just don't want there to be any way for people to see things that I might overlook. There are parts in member profiles where you can put like "Zodiac sign" and it gives an option to make that only visible to members. So even profiles are visible to outsiders unless otherwise stated?

Seems like there are tons of boxes to check Sad
I agree with you

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Re: How to make a forum "private" unless you are approved.

Post by SLGray on February 17th 2015, 12:12 am

Check here too

AP - Users & Groups - Special Rights


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