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XF 1.3 Private Forum Question

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by konakid, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. konakid

    konakid Member

    I think I know the answer to this is "no," but wanted to confirm because I would really like it to be "yes."

    I had a "Private" password protected forum on vB. It could be seen by everyone, and stated that you needed to ask for a password to be admitted. It was for those who wanted to discuss more controversial topics, and not so heavily moderated for language, etc.

    I know I can make a forum Private (viewing and posting if granted permissions only) forum - but then nobody even knows it is there to ask for permission.

    What is the easiest way to show a forum is Private to everyone, yet easily allow those who ask for special permission? Is that possible?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    You can dissallow viewing topics and creating topics for normal people, and add people to a user group with permission to create topics and view topics in that forum.

    You could have a notice on the forum to tell people this.

    Or I have an addon in the resource manager for password protected nodes.
  3. Safew

    Safew Member


    Would your solution also apply to allowing a specific user the ability to manage promotions to a usergroup? I would like to give a few entities their own forum to manage who is permitted and moderation of all aspects of that forum. The only thing I haven't figured out is how to give the moderator the ability to promote into the usergroup.

    thanks for the help.
  4. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Only admins can change user data, such as user groups.
  5. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Would not this add-on work for what you are needing to do?

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