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Started by Tryskoski, June 11, 2010, 05:57:31 PM

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Not sure if this is possible.

Say I have 5 boards.  Is it possible to allow a member to view all 5 but only able to post to one of them.



When creating or editing boards, you can choose from "read only", "poll only" or "reply only" as well what membergroups are allowed to do so.


If I make the board read only then nobody would be able to post to it then.


Quote from: Tryskoski on June 11, 2010, 06:06:52 PM
If I make the board read only then nobody would be able to post to it then.

Correct.  (Admins and global moderators are allowed) I have several boards like that in my forum where i show tutorials for "read only".


Then I don't think it is possible with what I want to do.
Let me try explaining it differently.

Say I have these boards


and these members

I want chad to beable to view all 4 boards, but he is able to only post to Cat board
I want Tom able to also to view all 4 boards, but he can only post to Dog board.


I tried creating two member groups,  Member1, Member1View,  I set the permissions so Any member of Member1 can view/post to Cat board.  I then add the users to the second member group Member1View, which I set the permissions that they CANNOT post but the group is allowed to view Cat, Dog, Bird, and Aquatic boards.  \

Even with the two member groups they are still able to post to all 4 boards, not sure why. 

I tried denying posting in Member1view, but then they can't post in any of the boards even though Member1 is allowed.

does it make since.


You have to use the permissions by board settings, not just the basic membergroup permissions.


why can't you use just member groups.  It works when I have the set the user up with only one of the membergroups.  If I set the member up with Member1view group, they can view 3 of the boards but cannot post.   If I set the member up with Member1 group they can view 1 board and post to that one, but if I set the user up with both groups they can view and post to all 4, which doesn't make since why it does that.


Quote from: Tryskoski on June 11, 2010, 07:42:33 PM
why can't you use just member groups.

Because you are trying to set permissions by board which are different for each group.  At least that is the way you described it.
Jim "JimM" Moore
Former Support Specialist


How should I be doing it then.  This whole permission thing is kind of messing me up.

Thanks you for any help you can provide with this.


Is there anybody that can help with this.  I've been working at it for a while now and cannot figure it out.  Currently I have 35 member groups.  I want all 35 member groups to see all the boards and beable to read all of them but not able to post.  This I can figure out. What I can't figure out is this, I have 35 boards.  Each member group has its own corresponding board.  So what I would like is to allow each member group to post to its own board and only that board.   
Right now I have all 35 membergroups under Regular members.  Is that something I need to change?

Any help would be great or even things to try.


anybody, If anything I would be willing to give someone an account to take a look.  I am stuck.


nevermind I ended up just creating a individual profile for each of the 35 boards.  Not sure if its right but it seems to be working.


essentially, what you did is the only way to handle different permissions per board.

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Marked as solved per reply #12.
Jim "JimM" Moore
Former Support Specialist