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Post by AnimeGoddess900 on June 11th 2010, 4:17 pm

:wouhou: Hey.

I've got a question and i'm new here. I'm not sure what section or if this is the right one for my question but here goes.

I was thinking is there any way of changing the access to a section.

Example; A member must make a intro topic in order to unlock the download section or any other section.

Is there coding that might help with this. If so can you please outline the steps quite clearly and understandable so i can make this happen. It's alright if there isn't a action for this but can you maybe help me so it prevents a member to join and not post at all but gain access to download section, in other words leechers.

Please and thank you. Hope it doesn't take long and i hope it's possible. I hope i outlined that as clear as possible. Ask me if you get confused and i'll try to explain it much better

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Post by ric_SPS on June 11th 2010, 4:40 pm

Hi Animegoddess

This is possible, and shouldnt be too much trouble....there's probably a faq somewhere that explains the 2 things u need to do, but here goes anyway...

First up, admin page, go to users/groups -> group administration

At the bottom of this page hit "create new group"

Now name it and give it a description - lets say "Posting members", put yourself as mod, and make it a "hidden group".

Now mark "group auto subscribe" to yes, and set posts to 1.

Done!

Now you have a group containing every member who has posted, but only you can do anything with it, as it is hidden from everyone but the admin account.

part 2.....

I'll assume you already have a section that you'd like only posting members to see...

go to general -> categories and forums, find the section you want to have as members only, click it, go to permissions tab, and tick the right boxes, specifically untick the "view the forum" for guests and members, then tick it again for your new group.

Voila!!!

hope this works Smile

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Post by ric_SPS on June 11th 2010, 4:46 pm

Oh also, you'll now find that when you write a PM you have the option of sending it to yur new group - basically allowing you to PM all the posting members of your forum at once... handy!

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Post by AnimeGoddess900 on June 11th 2010, 5:10 pm

Hmm... that might help, i'll try that to see if it works and get back to ya and let you know on this.

For the time being i used the Hide tags but if ya said above works better than that as a control point of view then i'll be sure to try it out.

Can't lock the topic till i give feedback on if it worked or not lol

Edit Ok i tested and it should work well.
thanks for the help

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Post by Sanket on June 11th 2010, 6:47 pm

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved.


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