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#135446 05/02/2000 9:32 AM
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Hi Scream,

I would love to see an enhanced option for the board's users rights.

I want to have the following:

- The group "users" can not start new threads in a board, but
- the group "users" is allowed to reply to existing posts in that board. (moderated or unmoderated)

This would help in situations like a News board, where only administrators or moderators are allowed to post news messages, but where it's allowed to discuss the topics.

I think this feature would be very helpful.

Carsten
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Splendid idea! I'd like that, too.

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Eileen,

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

Splendid idea! I'd like that, too.

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<img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> - fine!

Carsten

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How about this idea or alternative - to allow only users with a certain titles - or after a certain number of posts (thus assuming familiarity with the functioning of a forum, i.e. using reply instead of new thread when responding) to start a new thread?

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Yes, excellent idea, would be great for 'news' forums, like one this one!

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Hi Gerrit,

well, in moderated forums it's no problem to let users start a thread. The moderator could move it to another board. But the problem is the right to reply to threads, because the moderator can only move the complete thread but not just one or some replies within the thread...

Carsten

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Eileen,

do you have any ideas for this feature?

Carsten

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#135453 07/02/2000 10:05 AM
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Thanks from jogging my memory, Carsten. I'll have a look at it.

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OK. I've got it running at <A HREF="http://www.amdragon.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/postlist.pl?Cat=&Board=hack" target="_new">http://www.amdragon.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/postlist.pl?Cat=&Board=hack</A>. If it fits the bill I'll post it for download.

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#135455 07/03/2000 11:23 AM
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Eileen,

oohh, you're fast!!! Thank you very much.

But I have a problem. In postlist.pl there's a $Where which is unknown in my script. I think it comes from an other hack (javascript:popLogin), which I don't have incorporated.

I don't have any clue how to change these specific lines to fit my situation. Can you help?

Thanks,

Carsten

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#135456 07/03/2000 11:25 AM
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Eileen,

I have another question. If this works well, can you imagine a solution which gives us this feature vice-versa? I mean the following:

- Users are allowed to start a new thread, but
- are not allowed to reply to threads

With such feature, we could generate plain no-discussion news boards. I think this would make sense in some cases. What are you thinking about it?

Thanks,

Carsten

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#135457 07/03/2000 12:51 PM
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Ah, mea culpa! I'll change the instructions.

# You will already have one of the following lines. Uncomment the one that matches yours:

# print"< img alt=\"*\" src=\"$config{'images'}/greynewpost.gif\">"; #in Scream's
# print"< a href=\"$config{'cgiurl'}/login.pl\">< img alt=\"Please Login to post\" src=\"$config{'images'}/newpost.gif\" width=27 height=17 border=0>< /a>"; #in Ad-hoc login
print"< a href=\"javascript:popLogin['$config{'cgiurl'}/poplogin.pl?Cat=$Cat&Board=$Board&page=$page&view=$view&sb=$sb&Where=$Where','490','200')\">< img alt=\"Login \& Post\" src=\"$config{'images'}/newpost.gif\" width=27 height=17 border=0>< /a>"; #in InstantLogin-popup


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Um, you mean a sort of 'Classifieds'. Interesting...

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Hi Eileen!

I get this error when i try to change the board's "rights"

System Error: Global symbol "$TalkbackOn" requires explicit package name at /homepages/2/d17463792/htdocs/if/admin/viewboard.pl line 108.

oh.. the other error is gone now <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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Not sure I understand that. Is it OK now?

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the first error, the one Carsten posted, is gone now, but there is this new error now <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />

this is a piece of my viewboard.pl

if ($Moderated eq "yes") {
$ModeratedOn = "checked";
}
else {
$ModeratedOff = "checked";
}

if ($Talkback eq "yes") {
$TalkbackOn = "checked"; (this would be line 108)
}
else {
$TalkbackOff = "checked";
}

# ------------------------


Marc

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Got it! I'd missed a line when I assembled the instructions. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />

Here ya go:

add the two new entries at the end of this line:

my ($HTMLOn,$HTMLOff,$MarkupOn,$MarkupOff,$ModeratedOff,$ModeratedOn,$TalkbackOn,$TalkbackOff);


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Eileen!! You're GREAT!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

it's working perfectly now

time to link to your page in the FAQ now... in fact your hacks are the things my users like most in the whole forum:)

thanks again!

Marc

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Thank you - that brought a lovely warm glow. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Embarrassed]" src="images/icons/blush.gif" />

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Eileen,

with the two changes it works like a charm now!!! Thanks for this great hack! It's wonderful!

Scream, I would love to see this feature in the main distribution files!

Carsten

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Eileen,

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

Um, you mean a sort of 'Classifieds'. Interesting...

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Yes, for instance. The main reason why I would like to have this feature is the following: We have a News board, which is moderated and the users should be able to submit news messages. So they should be allowed to start a thread.

But we don't want to use this board for discussions. Discussions about all news topics should be held in an other board.

But the users simply don't care about this fact and send replies to the threads. Because of the fact, that it's impossible to move single messages from within a thread to a nother board, we have now several discussions in this "News-only" board.

We now decided to make this news board read-only for the users, so only admins and moderators are allowed to post there. And we added a line in the description of the board which tells the user that they should send a private message to the moderator to submit a news message. But this is just a bad workaround, not a real good solution.

I hope this makes clear what I mean....!?

Thanks,

Carsten

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#135467 07/04/2000 12:15 AM
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Yes, I like it. I'll work on it...

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Go have a look at <A HREF="http://www.amdragon.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/postlist.pl?Cat=&Board=class" target="_new">http://www.amdragon.com/cgi-bin/wwwthreads/postlist.pl?Cat=&Board=class</A> and see if that would work for you.

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#135469 07/04/2000 11:19 AM
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Eileen,

yeah! That's exactly what I mean!!! Wonderful!

Carsten

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Now, if I can just get it bundled up properly... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

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