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  • Are user names & passwords required??

    I am looking to build a forum and was wondering, does the software require that anyone who views the forum and use it require a username and password? We would like it if people could come and use it without having to register for it.

    Thanks

  • #2
    you can setup anyway you like, by default all usergroups apart from the banned, can see all your forums, unless you set the permissions not to.

    for example a new visitor comes to your site, they would be able to see all your forums, but not post, they would have to register or you can set it to allow guests to post threads.

    but you may say want to have a forum for only admins, then you could set the permissions for admin only forum to not let anyone apart from the admin group see it.

    You should be careful about what you let guests do, i.e. uploading attachments I wouldn't recommend
    Last edited by doggiebs; Wed 13 Jan '10, 2:38pm.

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    • #3
      but can someone make a post without having to log in with a username and password?

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      • #4
        You can allow guests to post.

        You would have to modify the default permissions to enable this.

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        • #5
          Spammers are going to love you. With out having to register they can post thier garbage at will. At least with having to register you can set some spam controls in place.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by setishock View Post
            Spammers are going to love you. With out having to register they can post thier garbage at will. At least with having to register you can set some spam controls in place.
            Plus you will have the fun of users posing as other users posting inflammatory stuff and turning the whole place into anarchy.
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            http://www.copytechnet.com - Forums for Copier, Laser Printer, and Fax technicians.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Aneurysm View Post
              Plus you will have the fun of users posing as other users posting inflammatory stuff and turning the whole place into anarchy.
              just for the love of god don't change it so users can post with HTML.


              well now we all know where to send the porn and viagra spammers to lol j/k


              you will have enough as is.

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              • #8
                Got it! Thanks everyone

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