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Allow members to start new conversation with the staff members only


Active member
Due to the nature of my forum, members tend to use PM to contact with each other, which of course is a bad thing for a forum. So, I just revoked the permission to disallow conversation between members.

However, time to time, some members require to contact the staff regarding admin or personal issue.

So, I think it'll be handy if we have separate permission for starting a conversation with staff and non-staff members.


Well-known member
Allow your Registered Users usergroup to 'Start Conversations' and 'Can Reply to Conversation', but not to 'Receive New Conversations'
Allow only your staff usergroup to 'Receive New Conversations'