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  • How do I set a guest board, so they can see the list of boards, but not the threads?

    How can I set it, so they can see the list of categories and the list of boards, but not be able to see the threads and such until they actualyl register?

  • #2
    All permissions to No, except the 'can view board'. It will then show as 'last post: never, threads: 0, posts: 0'.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Floris
      All permissions to No, except the 'can view board'. It will then show as 'last post: never, threads: 0, posts: 0'.
      And if you want to stop the 'Last Post - Never' thing, there's a dead simple hack on vB.org which you should use INSTEAD of altering the settings:

      http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=59859

      It will take you about 2 minutes to implement and works like a charm.
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      • #4
        Uhm, instead of a hack you could also use one simple conditional Which makes it easier for upgrading

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        • #5
          Oh right. I wouldn't know what that was. I just got pointed to the hack and it works well.

          For me it doesn't matter, as I have so many hacks upgrading is a major task anyway. However, it'd be handy for others to know how to it that way
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          • #6
            and what would the conditional be?

            dont hold out on me, Floris

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Floris
              Uhm, instead of a hack you could also use one simple conditional Which makes it easier for upgrading
              yes, Floris, i'd be interested in that conditional statement, too, if you could provide it. thanks

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              • #8
                to hide text from non registere users in the postbit?

                In postbit or postbit legacy find

                Code:
                $post[message]
                replace with

                Code:
                <if condition="$bbuserinfo[userid] != 0"> $post[message] <else /> Please register to view our sites content </if>

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zachery
                  replace with

                  Code:
                  <if condition="$bbuserinfo[userid] != 0"> $post[message] <else /> Please register to view our sites content </if>
                  we updated the postbit template (and the legacy for that matter, too) but the board still indicates "Last Post - Never" any thoughts?

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                  • #10
                    Did you update your forum permissions? this is just to prohibit them from seeing the posts before they are registered

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                    • #11
                      zachery,

                      yes, forum permissions have been updated. for the forums that guests cannot access, i have set 'Can View Forum' to Yes and all other permissions to No.
                      but i wanted to change the 'Last Post - Never' remark so that guests aren't under the impression that there is no activity.

                      i just saw this recent post, which you also replied to, that allows guests to see number of Threads / Posts in a forum prior to registering, but it also does not address the 'Last Post - Never' setting. otherwise, it seems to help:

                      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=103834

                      if i could also address the 'Never' statement i'd be really happy

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                      • #12
                        Do a phrase search for the word 'Never' and edit the appropriate phrase to say whatever you want.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Steve Machol
                          Do a phrase search for the word 'Never' and edit the appropriate phrase to say whatever you want.
                          in Styles & Templates, i did a search on 'Never' but did not get any results

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                          • #14
                            "Phrase" you need to search in the phrase manager

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                            • #15
                              Got It! thanks.

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