Guests can post - without permissions

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Guests can post - without permissions

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I'm very confused by the permission system,

My guests have "Read Only Access" but still they can post. The "Create Topic" Button is shown.

How can this be? What else can interfere here?
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Re: Guests can post - without permissions

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The button is there but they get a message saying they need to log in.
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Following the link guests can post if they solve the recaptcha.
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That's not what I get for a NEW post.
On the link in the OP, if I click on 'new post' I get

You need to login to perform this action.
Please login here.

But I can REPLY with the captcha.

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Make sure the anonymous account is in the guest group and no other.

Run a mask on the anonymous account.

Bottom of the permissions menu

If you choose forum based permissions and then on the next screen select a forum that you know the guests can post in and then enter anonymous in the bottom left box on the next screen you'll get the guest permissions for that forum.

On the left of the line for 'Can start new topics' or 'Can reply to topics' you can click the O-> icon and it will show you the groups it's in and where the permission is coming from.

If you're not sure what the pop up window is telling you, post a screenshot.
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Re: Guests can post - without permissions

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Ahh yes, I get that too. The TS must mean guests can reply to not start topics. Either way, same issue.
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Make sure the anonymous account is in the guest group and no other.

=> This here was the issue.

Actually I just migrated this Forum from Kunena and had a problem with the groups after the migration. While fixing the groups, I must have moved the Anonymous user to Registered accidently.

Moved him back to guest.

Now the "Thread" Button is still there, but you cannot post (with resolving captcha) a new thread anymore, you're send to login page.

That should work, thanks lot :)
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“Thread button”?
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Some boards/forum software have threads, similar to what phpBB calls topics. So a thread button would be a topic button.
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Forum software can be classified based on the way posts are grouped and shown: either sortorder depending on post time (flat), or depending on the post it answers directly (threaded).
phpBB and many other packages use topics (flat)
Some other forum software packages use threads.

see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... ._threaded

Both have advantages and disadvantages but having used both: flat (= topics and not threads) is a lot more logical (and much better manageable).

For structured discussion, most forums (that I know) using threads actually try to impose a flat structure and split threads even before branches of different trees start to intertwine.
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
On the other hand, it is not open source, which means you cannot change it or publish it in a modified form.


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