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Permissions help

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:40 pm
by yamahar
Hi there, I need to create a forum area on my 3.0.11 based phpbb forum.

This forum I need a single user NOT to be able to see it. We are trying to arrange something for him without him knowing it. He is a regular registered user and a member of a group called "donators" which some users are members of.

I have tried to create a forum and set him to have NO ACCESS, I have also tried to create a group which he is a member of and given that group NO ACCESS to the forum in the permissions, but it is still visable to him.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong ??

Re: Permissions help

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:42 pm
by JimA
Keep him in that hidden group you created especially for him.
But in the Groups' Forum Permissions, set the permissions for that forum to "All Never".

Setting it to No Access will mean the permissions from the Donators group will override the permissions from the special group you had put only him in, and therefore it wouldn't have any effect.

Re: Permissions help

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 1:42 pm
by KevC
Permissions are stacked so a NEVER beats a YES beats a NO.

No Access only sets the permission to NO. So if they are in another group with a YES they will be able to see it. The simplest way is to put them in to a group, set that to NEVER for the ability to see and read in that forum and you're done.

When you want to reveal it, just take them out of the group.

Re: Permissions help

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 7:27 am
by yamahar
many thanks guys, got it sorted :D

The bloke broke 3 vertebra and his C2 in his neck on his bike, luckily he will be ok as his spinal cord was not damaged, I run a motorbike forum and he has done so much to help others and won't take anything in return so we are having a whip around without him knowing to get his bike sorted and some other stuff.