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pawswatch
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Can't Find Permission To Let Guests View But Not Post In Forums

Post by pawswatch » Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:40 am

Hi phpbb support,

I recently installed phpbb to use as forums for a non profit animal rescue. I cannot find setting in the permissions that will let guests view the forums and posts, but not post themselves.

I have a Chinese spammer who was posting 50-100 times a day as a guest and had to manually delete them. I have temporarily disabled guests but in you're not logged in you see a message saying there are no forums on the board which is also a bad thing since there are quite a few.

What combination of settings / permissions will allow guests to view the forums but not post themselves please?

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Re: Can't Find Permission To Let Guests View But Not Post In Forums

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:23 am

admin panel, permissions tab
on the left side: group forum permissions
choose guest group
choose all of your forums that want and select "read only" access in the drop down.
submit
done.

if you have a lot of forums, it may choke, do five or so forums at once until you get them all set.



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