We have two subforums where I want newcomers to have limited permissions.
Currently, I'm setting up an experienced group and a newbie group. I have one promotion that puts people in the experienced group when they have more than 20 posts, 20 likes, and have been a member of the forum for 20 days. I have another promotion that puts someone in the newbie group if they are not in the experienced group. I have relevant permissions sent to "never" for newbies on the two subforums in question.
I like this system because we have 10 nodes total, so I would rather remove privileges for newbies on two nodes than add privileges for experienced members on 8 nodes. Likewise, there are more criteria to identify experienced members than newbies in User Group Promotions, so I first identify the experienced members then put everyone else in the newbie group as described above.
Is there a better way to do this?