One thing I really liked about the old forum software we used was the ability to create private boards within the forum that only specific users could see. I’d add the user to a list for that board, and only those users could see that the board even existed. This is a crucial feature for my mods and admins, as it gives them a place to discuss board issues (sniffing out spammers, for instance) without regular members reading the thread titles or even knowing the discussion board exists. I don’t see a way to do this in Simple:Press. I created a mods board and set “no access” in the Permissions for all but moderators. However, any logged in forum member can still see the board and read the titles of threads there. Is there a way to “hide” this board so regular users aren’t aware of it or cannot read thread titles?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Well yes- doing what you have done by the sound of things.
So you went through all the user groups when you created the forum and set them all to ‘No Access’ except for the moderators group – is that correct?
And if yes – then is the ‘No Access’ permission set correct in that it disallows access as it should? Check all of the ‘viewing’ settings to make sure nothing is turned on that shouldn’t be…
Thanks for the quick response. The “No Access” permission has only one green circle–and that’s for “can view a list of forums only.” The “can view a list of forums and list of topics only” circle isn’t checked. So, to me, that should mean absolutely no one can view the list of threads in the Mods’ board, even if they can see that there IS a Mods’ board. However, anyone (even guests) can view a list of threads in the Mods’ board. Is this a bug?
If we can move this to your other thread as they are probably connected that would be useful.