Lack of interest Truly Hidden Forums?

Jaxel

Well-known member
Right now in the node manager, there is an option for "Display in node list"; if unselected, a node is hidden from the forum list... which is a good feature. If someone knows the URL to the node or posts within the node, they can still get to it.

However, there is an issue with this. The node isn't truly hidden. Posts in said node can still be found using the "find-new/threads" function. Posts and responses will also appear in "recent-activity" pages. If the purpose of the forum is to be hidden, then clearly its not doing it's job.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Set the node as private and then it is completely hidden to everyone except those who have explicitly been granted access.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
Yeah, it just sounds like you want to specify the permissions for it.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Also to clarify, the "Display in node list" feature only stops the node from being displayed in the forum list, it's not intended to hide the node at all.
 

Jaxel

Well-known member
I don't want the node to be private... I want EVERYONE to be able to read and respond to the thread... but I don't want there to be any way for someone to know the thread exists, until given the direct link.

Like I said, I want a HIDDEN node, not a PRIVATE node.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Fair enough, but your post clearly reads like a criticism of the current feature, rather than a feature request :confused:

If the purpose of the forum is to be hidden, then clearly its not doing it's job.
 
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