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Captain Fertile
This may be a basic question for some but I tried to search and couldn't find a suitable answer to my specific question.

Using the PHPBB forum is it possible to have a normal forum for general users and have a separate section of that same forum that is only available to certain members?

What I mean is – once a certain user has been cleared by me I can set the forum so their username and password unlocks an additional section or sections where only other ‘special’ members can post and view the topics hidden from ‘normal’ members?

As owner of the site I will be able to set which members have access to that ‘special’ section and who does not and be able to remove undesirable members who break rules in that section etc.

In essence the forum would have two level of membership where normal users can view Thread 1, Thread 2 and Thread 3 but special members can view Thread 1, Thread 2 and Thread 3 PLUS Thread 4, Thread 5 and Thread 6.

Thanks guys
Hogwarts
Captain Fertile wrote:
This may be a basic question for some but I tried to search and couldn't find a suitable answer to my specific question.

Using the PHPBB forum is it possible to have a normal forum for general users and have a separate section of that same forum that is only available to certain members?

What I mean is – once a certain user has been cleared by me I can set the forum so their username and password unlocks an additional section or sections where only other ‘special’ members can post and view the topics hidden from ‘normal’ members?

As owner of the site I will be able to set which members have access to that ‘special’ section and who does not and be able to remove undesirable members who break rules in that section etc.

In essence the forum would have two level of membership where normal users can view Thread 1, Thread 2 and Thread 3 but special members can view Thread 1, Thread 2 and Thread 3 PLUS Thread 4, Thread 5 and Thread 6.
Thanks guys


Yes, that's possible and very easy using the admin panel.

You can use groups and set permissions for them as to what forums people are allowed into.

For instance, the forum at Frihost, there are some forums you can't see (Area 51 o.0), and it would work similar to that, except not just for mods.

If you want me to make a guide for you or whatever, that won't be too hard Smile
Captain Fertile
Thanks for that Hogwarts,I just wondered if it would be possible. I will be working on my forum in the next few weeks so look out for more questions of this iln from me in the future. Smile
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