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Robert Provencher
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Nov 3, 2015 - 10:02 am

I have an entire forum group, with many forums in it, and these forums are categorized and designed to only allow members to have access to resources (videos, manuals, how to......), and not post other than a reply to posts where said resources are. They can't create new posts.That's the goal (right now they can since I just set up my new SP forum.

How can I stop members from creating new posts? Can I do a global setting in the Add Permissions option under the Forum group.

Is that the fastest easiest way? of course, i'd have to tweak a Permission set configured with the permissions adjusted accordingly...

Rob

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Ike
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Nov 3, 2015 - 10:22 am

Well you have options, the first and most straightforward would be as you've said - to create a permission set you want every forum within the group to adhere to and assign it to the group itself in conjunction with the usergroup you want it to affect.

This will overwrite any permissions assigned to said usergroup individually in place on forums inside the group though, so as a second option you could set permissions to the forums in the group individually if you need more control.

But yes that's really the best / quickest / easiest way.

You can create a permission set where people can only reply by toggling the permissions in the 'Creating' section - i.e 'Can start new topics in a forum' off and 'Can reply to existing topics in a forum' checked.

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Robert Provencher
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Nov 3, 2015 - 8:57 pm

perfect. i thought so. (glad i thought of that, since im not so forum savvy...yet:)...)

The fact that I can set the entire set is a real time saver for me since the nature of my layout works within that set up...

thanks

 

R

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Mr Papa
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Nov 3, 2015 - 10:22 pm

glad we could help...

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