Private Forums and Usergroups

#1
I'm running an Atheist/Christian forum. I want "Atheist" to be a joinable usergroup and also for "Christian" to be a joinable usergroup.
I've created the usergroups already.

I want a private forum JUST for Atheists, but I want christians to be able to read threads - just not post
And vise versa for the Christians.

I've been messing with node permissions and usergroup permissions for about 4 hours now and I cant get it right, want to rip my hair out.

I've tried an addon but it didnt seem to function properly.

Can this be done without an addon?

Thank you.
 
#3
The only way to to implement a joinable user group is via a custom user field: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/using-custom-user-fields-with-user-group-promotions.4008/

Then Then it's just a case of of setting the permissions accordingly for each node/user group combination - using Allow, Not Set, and Revoke as required.
I will give this a go tomorrow when my brain has recovered from tonight. (n)

I'll report back if I continue to have issues, thank you for replying (for the second time) I appreciate your patience .
Please don't close this, in case I have to come back.

god bless.
 
#4
I will give this a go tomorrow when my brain has recovered from tonight. (n)

I'll report back if I continue to have issues, thank you for replying (for the second time) I appreciate your patience .
Please don't close this, in case I have to come back.

god bless.
How did you do with creating your private forum? I'm needing to do this too.
 
#5
Wonderfully, It's a pain in the butt but once you get it, you got it.

ACP> Applications> Node permissions > Revoke permission to whatever usergroup(s) view or post in forum > Make sure to grant access to specific usergroup you want to be able to view/use forum.
 
#7
One more thing: this means the private forum would be totally invisible to all but those given permission. Is there a way to create a payment gate for this to be automated? Member pays, payment passes, members receives login link, or his account is switched to a premium membership status?

Thanks!
 
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