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Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:46 am
by Exclusive
I'm having an issue with a one particular forum section in my board, when a user is logged out (guest users) is show this at the bottom of the forum:

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But when a user is logged in it show this at the bottom of the forum also:

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I have tried to copy other forum's permission, purged cache and still no luck. I don't want it to show any of these two (as shown in the images above), let it be as default as a normal forum should be.

Edit: I now notice that this issue shows in all Category Forums (in all forums inside a category).

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:55 am
by KevC
Use the permission mask on a user that you know should be able to post and it will show you why the posting permission is being blocked.

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:13 am
by Exclusive
KevC wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:55 am
Use the permission mask on a user that you know should be able to post and it will show you why the posting permission is being blocked.
No, you don't get... Check out the link below, maybe you'll understand

[link removed]

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
by david63
Do you have the problem with the default prosilver style as yours is highly modified?

Do you have the problem with extensions disabled?

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:40 am
by Exclusive
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with the default prosilver style as yours is highly modified?
I myself customized the default prosilver theme to fit-in my niche
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with extensions disabled?
This is not an extension issue

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:01 am
by KevC
Ah I think it's because you have stacked subforums so that button and text are for people to post in the forum they're in but in fact you're using that to stack other subforums within it.

You would probably need a styles person to show you how to hide that.

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:03 am
by david63
Exclusive wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:40 am
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with the default prosilver style as yours is highly modified?
I myself customized the default prosilver theme to fit-in my niche
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with extensions disabled?
This is not an extension issue
That does not answer either of those questions

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:25 am
by Exclusive
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:03 am
Exclusive wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:40 am
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with the default prosilver style as yours is highly modified?
I myself customized the default prosilver theme to fit-in my niche
david63 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:21 am
Do you have the problem with extensions disabled?
This is not an extension issue
That does not answer either of those questions
Sorry, then I don't understand what you said, can you explain further to my understanding?

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am
by david63
To try and establish where the problem may be if you use the default prosilver style without any modifications it will rule in or out whether it is a style issue. The same for extensions - if you disable your extensions and the problem goes away then the problem is being caused by an extension.

The first rule of troubleshooting is to revert to a known working state and then re-build from there to establish where the problem lies.

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 pm
by eeji
Open viewforum_body.html

Find:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF S_DISPLAY_POST_INFO or .pagination or TOTAL_POSTS or TOTAL_TOPICS -->
	<div class="action-bar bar-top">
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF TOTAL_TOPICS neq 0 -->
Find:

Code: Select all

				{S_SEARCH_LOCAL_HIDDEN_FIELDS}
			</fieldset>
			</form>
		</div>
	<!-- ENDIF -->
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->
Upload to your style then clear your cache in the ACP

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:08 am
by Exclusive
eeji wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Open viewforum_body.html

Find:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF S_DISPLAY_POST_INFO or .pagination or TOTAL_POSTS or TOTAL_TOPICS -->
	<div class="action-bar bar-top">
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF TOTAL_TOPICS neq 0 -->
Find:

Code: Select all

				{S_SEARCH_LOCAL_HIDDEN_FIELDS}
			</fieldset>
			</form>
		</div>
	<!-- ENDIF -->
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->
Upload to your style then clear your cache in the ACP
I did this, The post icon now gone but I still see the "There are no topics or posts in this forum." and the pagination.

I found:

Code: Select all

	<div class="pagination">
		<!-- IF not S_IS_BOT and U_MARK_TOPICS and .topicrow --><a href="{U_MARK_TOPICS}" class="mark" accesskey="m" data-ajax="mark_topics_read">{L_MARK_TOPICS_READ}</a> &bull; <!-- ENDIF -->
		{TOTAL_TOPICS}
		<!-- IF .pagination -->
			<!-- INCLUDE pagination.html -->
		<!-- ELSE -->
			&bull; {PAGE_NUMBER}
		<!-- ENDIF -->
	</div>

	</div>
<!-- ENDIF -->
I added on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->
Now pagination gone, Now it's left with the "There are no topics or posts in this forum." How do I remove this one too and also the Forum permissions?

I now notice that this issue shows in all Category Forums (in all forums inside a category).


How do I solve this??

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:19 pm
by Exclusive
Bump...

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
this page: (link removed by request of forum owner)
is a forum page, it lists other forums that are created inside of that forum.

there are no topics in that forum only other forums.
the reason you do not see a new topic button is because you do not have permission to start new topics in that forum.

as mentioned above, go to the permissions tab in the admin panel, use the permissions mask system to found out why you do not have permissions to start a new topic in that forum or any of the forums etc.

you have created your forums/categories etc. in correctly and/or the permissions for them.


robert

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 am
by Exclusive
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
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the reason you do not see a new topic button is because you do not have permission to start new topics in that forum.
The New Topic icon used to be there until I removed it by the reply giving to me by eeji
eeji wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Open viewforum_body.html

Find:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF S_DISPLAY_POST_INFO or .pagination or TOTAL_POSTS or TOTAL_TOPICS -->
	<div class="action-bar bar-top">
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- IF TOTAL_TOPICS neq 0 -->
Find:

Code: Select all

				{S_SEARCH_LOCAL_HIDDEN_FIELDS}
			</fieldset>
			</form>
		</div>
	<!-- ENDIF -->
Add after on a new line:

Code: Select all

<!-- ENDIF -->
Upload to your style then clear your cache in the ACP
Like you said;
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 pm
as mentioned above, go to the permissions tab in the admin panel, use the permissions mask system to found out why you do not have permissions to start a new topic in that forum or any of the forums etc.

you have created your forums/categories etc. in correctly and/or the permissions for them.


robert
I have created my forums/categories Incorrectly? Which other way are they created? Please tell.

No I don't need a topic to be there, I just want to disable it entirely. Would permission mask solve this?

Re: Issue with a Forum Section

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:03 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
maybe you could explain exactly what you want the final outcome to be. not how you think it can be done, just what you want.

we are going in circles because you are not giving us enough information to help you.


robert