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How do I show a forum that exists but is inaccessible to users?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by kingston, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    I have a couple forums that are reserved for adults. Besides a welcome message telling them the forums exist, I want to show the 'existence' of the forum to all users, but if they click on the forum and do not have permission it says they do not have permission to read this forum.

    Is there any way to do that?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can use a link forum for now.
    I have one on my site which is limited to registered members but guests can see the link forum and click on it: http://cliptheapex.com/community/

    Additional thread viewing permissions are coming in XenForo 1.1.
  3. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    So if I am patient the best solution is to wait until 1.1 it sounds like.

    At the risk of being skewered any general ETA on 1.1?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This summer for 1.1.

    The link forums work fine though - they do exactly what you're after.
  5. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    That can be done with a custom mod.
  6. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    But if someone has access don't they get a double link?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Hide the link node for registered members.
    Hide the actual node for guests.

    Each group only sees the node or the link node.

    Exactly as it works on my site.
    Shelley likes this.
  8. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member


    Only negative is people who can view the forum cannot see if there is a new post.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Err, they can.

    Those who can see the forum see it normally.

    Guests see the link forum only.
    Shelley likes this.

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