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Old 26 Sep 2007, 05:34
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Setting a Forum to Private

I'm creating a forum for one of my sponsors. She'll be in charge of granting access to this forum. I don't want unauthorized users to view the forum, but I want them to see this forum exists.

If I set "Can View Forum" to No, it won't be visible to the general visitor and no one will know it is there. If I set it to Yes, they'll be able to see it, but also enter and at least view the thread titles. I don't want this.

How can I set it to show the forum, but not allow entrance to unauthorized users?

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Old 26 Sep 2007, 07:54
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Old 27 Sep 2007, 03:43
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What I want is for unauthorized users to see this forum's heading from the index page, but not be able to enter it and view active threads. If I set Can View Forum to Yes, unauthorized users will be able to enter and see this information.
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Old 27 Sep 2007, 03:49
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Can View Forum > Yes
Can View Threads > No
So set the 'Can View Threads' permission to 'No'.
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Old 27 Sep 2007, 04:08
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But then they won't even be able to see the forum exists. I want them to know it's there. But I don't want them to have access to enter.

--------------- Added at 04:10 ---------------

From what I read in Options, disabling masks would do this. But it didn't work that way either.

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Old 27 Sep 2007, 06:16
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They can view the forum but not the threads...
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Old 27 Sep 2007, 13:20
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Thank you for all the help. But maybe I'm not explaining things right here. I don't even want them to view the forum. I want them to see it's there, but I don't want them inside. Kinda like a VIP section at a nightclub. Seeing it's there and knowing you can't get in just makes it that much more enticing.
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With this setting:

Can View Forum > Yes
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This group can view the forum, but it says no threads exist for the last 30 days. How do I get thread titles to show?
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Old 04 Jan 2008, 15:02
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I don't know if this can be achieved using the options that come stock.
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I found out how...

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