Restricting members from viewing certain forums

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Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by Orchids » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:25 am

Hi,

We are using 3.2.2 and our forum has a members' only area which is only visible after registration and login.

However, I would like to restrict new members so that they can only view this sub-forum after they have made a certain number of posts/contributions and also restrict manually those I feel the need to.

I have read here and played around in the ACP but every time I think I have the settings set to what I desire it doesn't seem to work and members can still see the forum I am trying to restrict them from viewing.

Can anyone please help?

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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by HiFiKabin » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:17 am

Reading this will help phpBB3 Permissions

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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by KevC » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am

You can use the newly registered users group for that. You can set it to no access for the other forums and then they'll only be able to see the one with access for the number of posts set in user registration settings > new member post limit.

However, you could also use the auto groups extension
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... to_groups/

You can set membership for groups to certain post numbers. Then you can give a new group access to what you want and have the membership set to X number of posts and the rest will be automated,
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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by Orchids » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:02 am

Thank you for the advice. I did what you said but I cannot yet see if it has worked because the site has been down all day. I will report back when we are online again.

Hopefully that will be SOON!

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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by Orchids » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:38 am

Unfortunately none of those options worked and the people I want to keep our of a restricted forum are still gaining access.

Any other ideas please??

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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by janus_zonstraal » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:37 am

Than you do something wrong.

Can you post the setting for the new registered user group here.
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Re: Restricting members from viewing certain forums

Post by stevemaury » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:46 pm

Run the Forum-based Permissions MASK for the restricted forum on the username of a user who can see the forum but shouldn't, and post the output here.
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