stevemaury wrote:The first part is easy. Set the forum permissions for can see forum to Never for the NRU group for all forums except the two you want the intro post in. Set the new member post limit in Registration settings to however many posts you want them to have and after that number, they will automagically become regular members.
As for the minimum number of characters, you would have to change that for the entire board. BUT by default, NRU group has a Never permission for Can post without approval, so you can just not approve posts that do not meet whatever minimum character requirement you impose.
Wanted to say Thanks for the help. It was exactly what I needed. Its just teh permissions in this forum software is SO much more complicated than SMF. I am a certified systems engineer, and as bad as Windows Server permissions are for groups and users, PHPBB has it beat by a mile as far as complexity goes.
Has a LOT of good points BUT a couple of bad points. Heck I may be over thinking it, that goes without saying, but compared to all the other forum software I have used like SMF, VB etc, they are a piece of cake when it comes to permissions whereas you can REALLY drill down in PHPBB...which is a good thing to an extent.
Anyway just wanted to say thanks for the assistance. Much appreciated.
I could see permission sets being tough for new users that arent familiar with this type of software