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Post by Glad E Olah on December 5th 2010, 9:49 pm

It seems a problem has come up at a friend's forum. She is not a member here so since I am part of her admin team I am seeking for an answer here. (She does have a forumotion forum.)

There is an area for humour but some of the threads are getting sort of adult related. Not bad stuff but something a child should not see just in case a child stumbles over the site. I understand we can hide the category from visitors but that is not what we want to do. Some members might not like the joke area and there again some members would.

My question is: Can we make an category that is password protected? In other words a member has to have a password to get into certain areas of the categories. Is this possible?

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Re: Password Protected Category

Post by MrMario on December 5th 2010, 10:11 pm

I recommend you don't have content that users won't like. Reason is being they can report your forum. Right now you can make one but all the users would need to do is look at the source code on the site to see the password. http://help.forumotion.com/updates-and-new-features-f1/users-tuesday-tip-create-password-protected-forum-by-master-marc-t76762.htm

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Re: Password Protected Category

Post by Glad E Olah on December 5th 2010, 10:19 pm

Thank you MrMario. We do not want to have anything that would cause a bad report. I think we will have to prohibit the use of jokes that may be offensive to anyone.

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Re: Password Protected Category

Post by JDobbsy1987 on December 5th 2010, 10:39 pm

Rather than a password could you just not set forum permissions on the category in question??

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Re: Password Protected Category

Post by Glad E Olah on December 5th 2010, 10:56 pm

@JDobbsy1987 wrote:Rather than a password could you just not set forum permissions on the category in question??

I don't know. I think the best way to handle it is to not allow "off colored" jokes.

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