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Private threads??

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by strongarm_playa, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    Is it possible to create private threads? Instead of making the whole forum private. Just make a thread private.
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Private Conversations, just invite the people you want to participate in it?
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Permissions - View threads by others
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    What permissions would accomplish this Brogan? I'm looking at node permissions, and all I see is View threads by others and View thread content. I can see these being used if you want only yourself or a specific group to be able to view/reply, but what about more granular control, such as only allowing specific members to view / reply?
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  5. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    Okay.. I want visitors to still see into the forums. But I want to be able to make a thread private or maybe set it to registered members only. A private conversation is not what I want to do and I don't want to take away the option to view the thread title. Just the content is what I want to remove them from seeing
  6. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    YES!! This is what im talking about.
  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    This is do-able via permission on the node, and on a per group basis.

    You can set View threads by others: to Allow and set View thread content: to revoke and they will still be able to see the threads in the node, but will get an error when trying to view the tread discussion
  8. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    point me in the right direction,

    but I would really like to just set this for certain threads.
  9. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member


    But that applies it to the whole node for that user group. I'm not sure you can do it on a per thread basis.
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  10. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    Why don't I have that option?
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Because that is the permissions for the User Group. You need to set the permissions on the specific node.

    ACP --> Applications --> Node Permissions

    You'll then see the node tree


    Click Permissions for the node you want
    You'll then see a list of groups

    Click the group to get their permissions for that specific node.
  12. strongarm_playa

    strongarm_playa Active Member

    ok..this will work for now. But for future forum updates, I would love to see a add-on or feature that would allow you to create a new thread and decide if it should be viewable by certain groups. Would be a great addition I think
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