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hi all, I have searched and searched and I can't find where there has ever been a successful MOD or extension that restricts registered users from being able to PM anyone but an admin.

that is what my client wants.

he says he used to have it in 3.0 and now that he is upgraded to 3.2 he would like to have it.

I have found no evidence that he had such a MOD in the 3.0 files but I take his word that he had it before.

anyway, is there someway to do this? I can't figure out any combinations of permissions that would do it.

thanks,
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Been asked this myself a few times as some admins don't want members to use the pm system for security etc. Ended up putting the contact us link in the profile field but not all admins use the same email for the forum so it's not an ideal solution.

I've just seen this though: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... act_admin/
phpBB extension that allows guests and/or registered users to either send an email/send a PM to admins or make a Post in a designated forum. It also overrides the default contact admin link found on the forum. A port of the phpBB 3.0.x mod “Contact Board Administration”
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Dan Stylez wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:16 am
Been asked this myself a few times as some admins don't want members to use the pm system for security etc. Ended up putting the contact us link in the profile field but not all admins use the same email for the forum so it's not an ideal solution.
if you want to extend that approach, you could route the messages to the admins on the email end. like create filters/rules on the main admin email address to forward the support request emails to the other admins. gmail and many other email services have this kind of feature. i just suggest it because it's a simple, low effort solution.
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dingus33 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:37 am
Dan Stylez wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:16 am
Been asked this myself a few times as some admins don't want members to use the pm system for security etc. Ended up putting the contact us link in the profile field but not all admins use the same email for the forum so it's not an ideal solution.
if you want to extend that approach, you could route the messages to the admins on the email end. like create filters/rules on the main admin email address to forward the support request emails to the other admins. gmail and many other email services have this kind of feature. i just suggest it because it's a simple, low effort solution.
That's a great suggestion, I'll try that :)
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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:56 pm
restricts registered users from being able to PM anyone but an admin.

[snip]

anyway, is there someway to do this? I can't figure out any combinations of permissions that would do it.
Quickly threw this together, but haven't had a chance to test it.
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thank you very much. I will give it a try. haven't heard back from my client since I posted this but we will see.

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People have been asking for this for 14 years; I hacked it in with 5 lines of code. Seems like a basic feature to me.
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BarneyC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:00 am
People have been asking for this for 14 years...
References?
BarneyC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:00 am
... I hacked it in with 5 lines of code. Seems like a basic feature to me.
Interesting... so what? What should we do here? Wait for you to make a PR with your proposal? :ugeek:
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3Di wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:17 am
Interesting... so what? What should we do here? Wait for you to make a PR with your proposal? :ugeek:
Maybe learn how to program and stop depending on developers who don't have much vision for the product?
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BarneyC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:19 pm
3Di wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:17 am
Interesting... so what? What should we do here? Wait for you to make a PR with your proposal? :ugeek:
Maybe learn how to program and stop depending on developers who don't have much vision for the product?
Oh! My... :ugeek:
Thank God there are people like you who can teach but don't want to.

Do you want me to send you a money offer? :lol:

Or can you enlighten us in advance with some of your work? You know, just to feast our eyes. 😍

I admit I'm a beginner and I want to learn, please don't throw me away. 🙏





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