Is there a way to deter lurkers from your website?

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Is there a way to deter lurkers from your website?

Post by Chris Oak on January 29th 2012, 6:54 pm

I've read through the FAQ's and couldn't find an answer. I'm looking for two answers to questions, 1. Is there a way to make sure new members do an introduction on a page and then automatically have them added as members once they have done an introduction? 2. Is there a way that I can alter my website so only members can read a new thread? I've seen some websites that allow anyone to read the first post on a thread. But only members could log in and read any other posts in reply to that particular thread.

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Post by lobosoll on January 29th 2012, 8:51 pm

hi i read your post regarding visitors come visit my forum and see how i got it set up ill do the same for you if you want
its in my opininion if you block all to let visitors see whats on your forum they will just click off and go

have it where they can see forums but carnt reply or download or see links and images

hope this helps a little.

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Re: Is there a way to deter lurkers from your website?

Post by kirk on January 30th 2012, 12:11 am

It is all in setting your forum permissions.
If you want to have members introduce themselves first.
Then that is only board you want them to have accesses to when they first join.

So be sure all other forum permissions are set for them not to post, You can always have it to where they can view and read just can not post until they are in a members group..

Now create a group called members, and select the auto subscribe to one post.
You will then have to go through all your forum permissions and set them as yo wish for that group, So once they post on the introduction board, they will automatically be added to the members group and have permissions to all the forums you grant accesses to for that group.

Once again it will all be in setting your permissions and adding a members group as well.

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