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Offline Eksperience

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Private section
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »
Hello world!

How can I make a section where only admins and the user who creates the topic can see his topic?

What I am saying is that the section is accessible by admins and normal users, but the normal user can see only the topic he created.

Offline Illori

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Re: Private section
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 02:48:29 PM »
not really possible in SMF by default.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2491 might do what you want though.

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Re: Private section
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 03:24:56 PM »
Yes, I had the same question you had and someone recommended me SimpleDesk (look above) and it works great
 
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Offline Arantor

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Re: Private section
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 04:37:20 PM »
SMF isn't designed to do what is being discussed, and SimpleDesk is the principle mod that can do this - while there are other mods, it's not possible to nail all the edge cases.
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Re: Private section
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 12:36:37 PM »
Ok thank you very much!

Offline Aye Aye

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Re: Private section
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 02:24:20 AM »



I don't get into the hassle of using mods for this situation. There are two simple ways to do this without any mod:

1. Create a password-protected board, and provide your special users the password.

2. If there's only one special user, just create a new Member Group for that user, set up a new board and make it visible only to that Member Group.

Either of thee work fine.


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Re: Private section
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 03:43:21 AM »
Password protected boards don't exist in SMF out of the box.

Though what you're proposing could mean a board per user.
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Re: Private section
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 03:45:28 AM »
Yes, I believe both of those solutions are highly ineffective and unnecessary and one of them, like Arantor said, won't even work with a default copy of SMF...

SimpleDesk, or any other addon like it, is a fairly simple setup and you get a nice ticket-like system for all of the site administrators to view and manage them.
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