Create a "restricted" area?

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Create a "restricted" area?

Post by fred8615 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 pm

I'm the webmaster for the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society. Our forum is http://www.brastro.org/phpBB3/. They've asked me to create a section/forum that is only accessible by a select set of members, not by the general public. Is such a thing possible? And if so, how do I do it? Using 3.2.3.

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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by david63 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 pm

fred8615 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Is such a thing possible?
It certainly is.
fred8615 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 pm
how do I do it?
Create a new group and add the members who want to access this area in this group, but leave them in the Registered Users group. Next create a new forum and give your new group "Yes" permissions for that forum and give the Registered Users group "No" permissions for that forum
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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by warmweer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:42 pm

Just a quick warning.
If a member can belong to several groups, then don't use NEVER as a permission setting as this will override a YES for that special group.
A YES overrides a NO, but a NEVER overrides a YES.
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Post by stevemaury » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:13 pm

Full access permission role for the restricted members and No access permission role for Registered users.
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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by fred8615 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 pm

Thanks to all. I'll try it and let you know.

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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:16 pm

fred8615 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:28 pm
I'll try it and let you know.
Why are some people prone to premonitions instead of replying after they carried out actions (unbound to having succeeded or failed at it).

A different approach would be to create forum(s) that are password protected, which also has its advantages and disadvantages.
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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by david63 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:41 pm

AmigoJack wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:16 pm
A different approach would be to create forum(s) that are password protected, which also has its advantages and disadvantages.
Not a good idea "long term" as it is probably going to be dropped in a future version of phpBB
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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by warmweer » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:09 pm

AmigoJack wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Why are some people prone to premonitions instead of replying after they carried out actions (unbound to having succeeded or failed at it).
It's a form of courtesy, aknowledging that someone's help is appreciated and advice will be followed (or at least taken into account). Trivial things like this are essential (personal opinion and generally accepted in decent circles 8-) ) in life.
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Re: Create a "restricted" area?

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:09 pm

But it's redundant and (to my experience) prone to fail expectations. Nobody needs to tell me if he has issues and of what kind which delays to get back to the topic - if it takes half a year then I prefer it that ways, since any other status update usually only bothers (instead of helps) me. And there are cases where the premonition was written and no reply was ever made again (despite of the author being active).

Talking face to face or with relatives/close friends is a different subject. To me, of course.
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