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DragonMasterDesign
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Registering interest to a hidden forum

Post by DragonMasterDesign »

I am creating a forum site which has a general access area and then several hidden forums that are only accessable with approval. Is there any way that a user can register to the site, and also indicate that they need access to one or more hidden areas or assigning to a specific group? At present the only way that I have found is for the user to register, and then send a PM to the administrator to have them updated...

I am currently requesting full interaction with the admin to complete registration.

Regards,

DMD

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Re: Registering interest to a hidden forum

Post by Eelke »

I suggest you work with user groups. If you want people to get approval, make it so they can apply for membership to the group, but a group leader needs to approve it. If it's just a matter of giving people access as soon as they request it, you can also make a user group open, so that people can join it without approval.

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Re: Registering interest to a hidden forum

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Yep, that's the sort of thing I'm after, it's just I'm confused as to how to set up the group membership request, but I will continue reading the manual in the meantime... :)

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Re: Registering interest to a hidden forum

Post by Brf »

When you create the usergroup, make its group type "Request"

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Re: Registering interest to a hidden forum

Post by DragonMasterDesign »

That fixed it - I just had difficulties getting my head around the concept of user groups. Working a treat - apart from when I removed admin rights from my user inadvertantly and was unable to access the admin control panel... :oops: got it working again though.. :)

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