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3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by AnthonyP » Sun May 08, 2016 12:47 am

This is a new install and I can't get this set up and it's to the point of severe frustration.

It is my belief the structure is as follows:

+ Category 1
|
\ Forum 1
\ Forum 2
\ Forum 3

+ Category 2
|
\ Forum 1
\ Forum 2
\ Forum 3

I try to create either, and none of them appear. What am I doing wrong? I've set up dozens of these forums and have never had this issue.


HELP!!

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by stevemaury » Sun May 08, 2016 3:05 am

You need to assign permissions to the categories and the forums before they will appear.
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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by juliokr » Sun May 08, 2016 9:16 am

stevemaury wrote:You need to assign permissions to the categories and the forums before they will appear.
The thing with the permissions is something wich can make crazy for newbies it's true ! Glad that I'm not the only one who didn't understand at the beginning ;)
Maybe it would be a good idea to have a warning when somebody forgets to make permission settings

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by pit-PL » Sun May 08, 2016 9:26 am

Good idea!
forum_permissions.gif

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by juliokr » Sun May 08, 2016 11:09 am

pit-PL wrote:Good idea!
forum_permissions.gif
I mean something like the warning when you try to submit a form without filling out the requested fields !
In any way I never understood why it is possible to give writing rights to bots in phpbb ?
Anyone did it :) ?

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by stevemaury » Sun May 08, 2016 12:10 pm

juliokr wrote:
I mean something like the warning when you try to submit a form without filling out the requested fields !
Right after you create a forum, you get this message:
mf.jpg
And then you are taken directly to the Forum permissions settings.

You have to work at it to not set permissions on a forum.
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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by juliokr » Sun May 08, 2016 12:33 pm

stevemaury wrote:
juliokr wrote:
I mean something like the warning when you try to submit a form without filling out the requested fields !
Right after you create a forum, you get this message:
mf.jpg
And then you are taken directly to the Forum permissions settings.

You have to work at it to not set permissions on a forum.
"Information Forum created successfully Now you are able to set permissions …"

Why not write "... you need to set permissions if not it will not be shown

Would be much more clear

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by JimA » Sun May 08, 2016 12:38 pm

In some cases you don't, because the screen before also allows to copy permissions from previous forums.

Plus, the message that says you need permissions to have the forum be seen is already shown before in the text at the screen where you are creating the forum like pit-PL showed.
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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by juliokr » Sun May 08, 2016 1:08 pm

JimA wrote:In some cases you don't, because the screen before also allows to copy permissions from previous forums.

Plus, the message that says you need permissions to have the forum be seen is already shown before in the text at the screen where you are creating the forum like pit-PL showed.
I don't know but the multiple permissions in phpbb made me crazy at the beginning ! End even now I'm sometimes lost
And
"Information Forum created successfully Now you are able to set permissions …"
Doesn't say so much ... you are also able to have coffee, go to bed, watch the tv ... after created successfully a forum

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by pit-PL » Sun May 08, 2016 1:24 pm

The main problem is that people don't want informations, they what to click "Next", "Go" or "Submit" button.

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by stevemaury » Sun May 08, 2016 1:31 pm

How about
You need to copy or set appropriate permissions for newly created forums to have them displayed AND WE REALLY MEAN IT!
?
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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by juliokr » Sun May 08, 2016 1:35 pm

stevemaury wrote:How about
You need to copy or set appropriate permissions for newly created forums to have them displayed AND WE REALLY MEAN IT!
?
Looks good !

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by AnthonyP » Sun May 08, 2016 4:09 pm

Well I blame myself - after working 17 hours (at my day job) straight, I'm sure the green box came on, and I ignored it. Thanks, they are working now.

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by 5hocK » Sun May 08, 2016 4:44 pm

Trouble is
You need to copy or set appropriate permissions for newly created forums to have them displayed
Means absolutely nothing to anyone first starting out with phpBB - Permissions? There's no mention of users/visitors/guests....
A thread is pretty much a topic. Stop with the pedantics will ya.

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Re: 3.1.9 New Install - Cant Set Up Categories and Forums

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun May 08, 2016 4:49 pm

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