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Password Protect Boards 0.2 released

Started by Dragooon, September 20, 2007, 11:09:35 PM

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Dragooon

September 20, 2007, 11:09:35 PM Last Edit: March 08, 2008, 10:36:41 PM by Dragooon
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This is Password Protect Boards for SMF 1.1.4. Originally made by Thantos, as per of some request I updated the package

Everything is tested and seems to work fine.

~~0.2
- Fixed a lot of bugs, now it better protects the board


To upgrade, uninstall old copy and install this one, you will be requiring to re-set the password.

kamili34

Thank you so much.

But I think you make an mistake in      In /Themes/<YourTheme>/BoardIndex.template.php  And Add after should be Add before  :P

Dragooon


babjusi

I think that you should put a notice at the old mod''s support thread as well Dragoon, as I have seen a lot of folks interested in this mod. And well done

Dragooon

Thank you Babjusi, And I made the notice.

Jade Elizabeth

this is awesome thanks!!

is there a way to make the password box hidden? so the user has to click on it to get it to expand? maybe a password popup?

and is there a way to stop the topics in there being visible? including from the recent list?


AND POSTS MADE IN THE PASSWORDED BOARDS CAN BE VIEWED IN THE USERS PROFILES!! <tested on "tester" non admin/mod accounts
that totally defeats the purpose. now im disappointed :(
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Dragooon

What do You mean by
Quote from: Alundra on September 21, 2007, 12:23:14 PM
AND POSTS MADE IN THE PASSWORDED BOARDS CAN BE VIEWED IN THE USERS PROFILES!! <tested on "tester" non admin/mod accounts
that totally defeats the purpose. now im disappointed :(

Jade Elizabeth

September 21, 2007, 12:50:12 PM #7 Last Edit: September 21, 2007, 01:01:38 PM by Alundra
on my normal account, i clicked my username, alundra, and went to recent posts (Show the last posts of this person option).

the forum PRIVATE ONE is password protected
heres what anyone can see....



before you ask, i was joking with her lol
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Jade Elizabeth

i just got another user to test it. its the same for them :(

can it be fixed?
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Dragooon

I will give a shot and try to fix it in the next version release. But it might take a bit time since My exams are going on. But I'll try my best.

Jade Elizabeth

could you maybe get someone else to take a look?

and good luck with your exams :D
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Dragooon

September 24, 2007, 10:59:29 AM #11 Last Edit: September 24, 2007, 12:35:48 PM by Dragooon
No need,
Currently I am trying to take my free time on it as much as I can. And I think I found the rope.

I'll try to release the nest version as soon as I can. But it might take a bit time.

Jade Elizabeth

Quote from: Dragooon on September 24, 2007, 10:59:29 AM
No need,
Currently I am trying to take my free time on it as much as I can. And I think I found the rope.

I'll try to release the nest version as soon as I can. But it might take a bit time.

AWESOME!!!
lol
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Jade Elizabeth

can we make it so that EVERYONE, even administrators need a password to get into the protected forums?
and can we make changing the password require knowledge of a secret questions answer, AND/OR the old password?

cause if were going to make them private, they should be just that; only letting in those with the required information (password).
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Dragooon


Altair

Also, does this mod work on Sub-Boards? That is one of the MAJOR things I want to work. It helps when it comes to Private Sub-boards in a RP community.

Dragooon

I think yes. You can always try.

Amun

The novelty of this mod could be rather amusing, to say if you wanted to tease forum members with a board they can not enter, otherwise the mod is pointless and not needed. All you have to do to make a board private is make a new member group (or use an existing one) with only the permissions to access it.

And as Alundra requested if you want to hide it from even the admins than make two admin groups (the main admin aka owner of the forum) and another admin group. Ofcourse the main admin will still be able to view the private boards but other admins won't.

I actually have this and private boards like it on my forum. Myself being the main admin / owner can see them but I don't look and its kinda funny cause on my site we got this thing if one of the members is making a post on their private board they will put a * infront of the title so when it appears in the recent topics I won't click on it by a mistake. So unless your main admin is a nosey untrustworthy person this will work fine does for us!
:D :D :D

HokieTT

There is a fairly major bug or omission in this mod, which I otherwise find very useful.  If you view a member's profile and then click on "Show the last posts of this person", it even shows posts they made in the password protected boards!  Can someone address this before all my users discover? ;)

Dragooon

This has already been noticed. I am trying to do something.

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