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Orphan boards/categories?
« on: June 09, 2011, 03:19:03 AM »
Does SMF 2.0 allow for the creation of hidden/orphan boards?

I want to possibly set up boards that do not show up on the navigation, trees, or forum jump. I might want to set it up as accessible or visible once someone joined a certain group.

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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 03:26:14 AM »
I know you can have categories that will only be visible to certain membergroups through the Admin Control Panel... Is that what your asking?

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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 03:38:48 AM »
While creating a board you will see the option that to which specific member group this board should be visible. Try hidding it for a group, make a new account for yourself with the group which don't have the permission to see the board and see the effect yourself ;).
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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »
Thanks. Yes I know how to do boards/categories hidden to some groups and not others. What I need to know is how to construct orphan boards/categories--that can only be reached by manual linking and do not show up in forum jump even if they are visible to all.

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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 11:16:50 PM »
I am guessing that this is not known whether you can do this, or it is simply not possible? ^_^;;

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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 02:32:26 AM »
Not default functionality, and I haven't heard of anyone writing a mod for it. Exactly why do you want this? It seems a bit odd.

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Re: Orphan boards/categories?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 02:35:16 AM »
I want to possibly set up boards that do not show up on the navigation, trees, or forum jump. I might want to set it up as accessible or visible once someone joined a certain group.
With a straight membergroup based access setting it would be easy to do - as SMF always hides all boards you can't enter.

Without that, you could try doing it like this
Category -> Board hidden to everyone except admins -> Childboard visible to everyone.
The Childboard of a hidden board should not show on the index. ( I have not tried though. )
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