Just popping in I'm seeing a disaster in the making.
Credit to rxu and others for the assistance to php_BB_Lover but is it really worth it?
For one, this topic has now covered access (and blocking of access) to forums based on language, age groups, limiting the search feature, and now something with the Jumpbox.
Yes it is the Custom Coding forum so it fits in a way ... BUT
- php_BB_lover clearly lacks some basic understanding of the functioning of phpBB, the permission system in particular
- using custom code to do something phpBB out of the box can already do is .. errrr, I'll put it mildly: not the best idea
- as thecoalman mentioned: the request isn't always clear and even misleading and changes as the topic progresses
- taking a) and b) into consideration - updates and (God forbid) upgrades are going to be "fun"
My suggestion to php_BB_lover is to provide a full (thorough) description of his wants/needs and based on that:
see what can be done with default phpBB or with extensions (perhaps by adding to the auto_groups), even contemplating setting up 2 boards (with different languages).
Just my 2 eurocents.