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private forums for admins+mods only

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by h0us3cat, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    Is it possible to make a forum category for admins+mods only?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.

    Set it as a private node.
    http://xenforo.com/help/permissions/
     
  3. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    I cant find the option"mark the forum as private"
    Do you mean this?
    node.png
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's under Node Permissions.
     
  5. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    thx found it (y)
     
  6. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Brogan, without setting it as private node if we just quick check "never" for all permissions (for members group etc) in that forums will that work as well?
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not if the members you want to be able to access the forum are in any groups with Never set.

    And as all members should be in the Registered group as their primary, that will mean no-one will be able to access it.
     
  8. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    But what if I'm changing the primary group of moderators/admins? I'm not keeping them in the registered group as their primary. Moderators have a different group as their primary and administrators have a different group as primary. Will it be ok in that case?

    As in,
    Me = Admin = Primary group "Admin"
    Normal member = Primary Group "Member (or called registered w/e)"
    Moderator = Primary Group "Moderator"
     
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    As long as none of the user groups they are part of is set to never then you could effectively do that... though you may as well just tick private node and allow access to the groups, it's a much easier and safer method.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's not the recommended way of configuring the members and user groups, but you can do it like that.

    http://xenforo.com/help/user-groups/
     
  11. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Ah, but I'm using that only for Admins and Moderators. All other members will have registered as their primary group (i'll maybe change that when the auto promote feature comes out...or maybe see how that works then decide).

    I find it easier if Admins and Moderators are in their own primary group. Unless it doesn't create a problem as you said I can do it like that so I'll stick to keeping only these two groups in their different primary group ^^

    Thanks for clearing this out for me.
     

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