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Allow users to hide certain forums

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I cannot use the search on the entire phppBB forum (it responds with a white page :S), so that's why I ask this question here:

Is there a MOD that allows users to hide forums? They could, for example, exclude visibility of certain forums in their profile or something...

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If there's something they don't want to see you could always make that forum private and allow your users to "opt-in" through an open group that has the rights to view and post in that forum.

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eviluncledave wrote: If there's something they don't want to see you could always make that forum private and allow your users to "opt-in" through an open group that has the rights to view and post in that forum.

That's actually an excellent idea. It doesn't require any coding at all. Wish I had thought of that before I wrote a bunch of code to do the same thing... ;-)
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Post by eviluncledave »

drathbun wrote: That's actually an excellent idea.


Darn... that blows my quota for the whole year, lol.

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Post by Muyz »

eviluncledave wrote: If there's something they don't want to see you could always make that forum private and allow your users to "opt-in" through an open group that has the rights to view and post in that forum.
Thanks for this option. It does, however, mean that I would have to make every forum private, meaning that these don't show initially, which is something I do not quite like. I am in favour of the opposite approach: show everything unless people explicitly say that they don't want to see it.

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Post by eviluncledave »

I would think that you would want your users to participate in as many areas of the forum as possible, so you'd only have to block things like NSFW content, etc. I guess it depends on your userbase (mine is small so I prefer to administer viewing rights via groups), but if you don't want to allow the opt-in I would ask drathbun nicely for his code.

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Post by Muyz »

drathbun wrote:
eviluncledave wrote:If there's something they don't want to see you could always make that forum private and allow your users to "opt-in" through an open group that has the rights to view and post in that forum.

That's actually an excellent idea. It doesn't require any coding at all. Wish I had thought of that before I wrote a bunch of code to do the same thing... ;-)
Following up on eviluncledave's advice...drathbun, are you willing to share your code?

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Post by 8eightball »

Muyz wrote:
drathbun wrote:
eviluncledave wrote:If there's something they don't want to see you could always make that forum private and allow your users to "opt-in" through an open group that has the rights to view and post in that forum.

That's actually an excellent idea. It doesn't require any coding at all. Wish I had thought of that before I wrote a bunch of code to do the same thing... ;-)
Following up on eviluncledave's advice...drathbun, are you willing to share your code?


If you are willing to share it.... sign me up!
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Post by Techman »

With the Auto Group Mod no group moderator intervention is necessary. Normal open groups require the group moderator's permission before members are allowed to join.

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