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Lack of Interest Show private forum

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Liam W, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    xenForo really needs this feature - the ability to display forum's to users that don't have permission to see them, but when they click them they get a no permission message.
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You can't do this with private nodes but you could do this with a public node using these permissions:

    View threads by others: Revoke (or possibly Never)
    View thread content: Revoke (or possibly Never)

    At least I think this would work...
  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Then when they click the forum, they would see an empty forum with no threads, so it wouldn't really work.
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I temp tried it because i have a contributors area. in forum_view they can see all the threads that are posted but when they click to go in a thread only then the permission error is pulled.

    I think liam is wanting it to display to them in forum_list but when they go into forum_view a permission error is pulled as it is when they venture into thread_view. I could be wrong in assuming that is what Liam is wanting. If so I agree.
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  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I think thats pretty much it :)

    vBulletin has this feature, and I used it a lot - it can be good for showcasing premium forum's etc.
    Shelley likes this.
  6. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I used it alot to. it let's member's know there is a hidden gem that can be accessed but they have to (contribute/purchase whatever) to view what is in that area. Personally, I never did understand why we couldn't do this but since you mentioned it and i used it regularly on the old software I think somehow it should be implemented.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can do it with a link node.

    Allow the view perm for the link node, revoke access to the forum it links to.
    Shelley likes this.
  8. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Ahem, the icons will be different...

    It's a solution, but an ugly one.
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I offered you a solution.

    No duplicated content involved at all, it's a link node.
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  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    You don't happen to have the link with the instructions do you Brogan? Hadn't realised this was possible.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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