Set a tag to only be used by a certain group?


  • Hi all - no idea if this is possible or not, but is there a way with NodeBB to have a certain tag that is only usable by users in a certain group?

    For example (just making this up), have a tag labelled, say 'Moderators', that only users in a set group called 'Admins' (or maybe a group called Moderators?) would be able to attach to a new thread, but would not be able to be used by anybody not in that group?

    We're an automotive community (http://opposite-lock.com) - to explain our reasoning, most of our posts are fairly basic, but on occasion, a lot of our users like to make actual long-form articles and content. Our plan is to have a 'main page' which only shows these long-form articles and then our 'community' section is our NodeBB forum. One of our devs has already coded a system that pulls relevant data from a post with one of these long-form articles and transposes it onto a Wordpress site to act as our front page, but we were wondering if there was a way to create a tag that only our admins could use....if that was the case, said dev could code his system to ONLY pull posts with a certain tag and transpose them onto our front page. Only the admins could implement that tag, meaning any other user wouldn't just be able to use that tag to put anything on the main page other than the long form content we're looking for.

    Hopefully that explanation made sense?

    Maybe there's another way to go about it without using tags?

    Thanks for any help and suggestions! πŸ™‚


  • @rallydarkstrike If it helps there is an option in ACP (/ admin / settings / tags) to set system tags and only administrators can add them. I do not think there is currently an option for a tag that only a certain group can add, and not just the managers.


  • @node-bonbon Oh, interesting...does this mean that ONLY Admins/Mods can use tags at all? Or Admins and mods can use CERTAIN tags that everybody else can't use?


  • @rallydarkstrike Standard tag - Any user who has permission in acp to add tags to posts in a category, can add it. You can set a list of system tags, which only an administrator can add them For topics.


  • @node-bonbon said in Set a tag to only be used by a certain group?:

    @rallydarkstrike Standard tag - Any user who has permission in acp to add tags to posts in a category, can add it. You can set a list of system tags, which only an administrator can add them For topics.

    Cheers, friend, that seems to be EXACTLY what we are looking for! πŸ˜„


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