Locking new topics advice

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Post by ernp on January 9th 2016, 1:40 pm

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Forum link : update4dpm.forumotion.com

Description of problem

My new Update4DPM forum is for update & discussion about Digital Photo Magic, a book I've just published about digital photo retouching. The first 5 forum areas contain posts about recommended software tools for digital photo retouching.

I want to lock or close addition of any new topics in these categories, to keep them limited to discussion of my recommended software product list in each particular area. But, from the Forumotion instructions, I believe that locking new posts means that Members will not be allowed to make new replies or comments in for discussion under each posted software product item.

Is this correct? If so, is there any way I can both lock addition of new posts AND still permit responses under each of my listed products? I mean, without having to go in daily to weed out new posts, or manually transfer them to the General Discussion topic at the end of my categories.

I'd greatly appreciate help or advice on how to do this. Or should I switch to one of the other Forum versions on the Forumotion selection? (I don't really want to do this. I think it would involve a repeat of a good bit of work in manually loading the product descriptions/reviews.)

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In progress Re: Locking new topics advice

Post by brandon_g on January 9th 2016, 3:18 pm


I don't believe this is possible via the default options in the admin panel. You will need to lock topics manually Sad.


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In progress Re: Locking new topics advice

Post by SLGray on January 9th 2016, 7:41 pm

AP > General > Forum > Categories & Forums

Set the permissions for that section as this:
Start a Topic:  pick only the ones you want to start a topic.
Reply Messages:  pick the only ones you want to reply to topics.

You need to be in advanced permissions mode.

When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
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