Guest Category-permissions


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    It would be nice to extend the access-control of categories by 'guests' so I can for example set read-only if otherwise the category would be hidden in home-screen.


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    You'd like the category to remain visible even if read access is not granted to the viewing user?

    This is how the permissions system used to work (categories would not hide even if the viewing user did not have read access), but was changed recently since people did not want private categories to be viewable.

    Perhaps an "Always show category on forum index" checkbox may help? Let me know if this is what you had in mind. (Functionally, it might end up being a permission, as you've suggested... "see", perhaps)


  • Plugin & Theme Dev

    Currently configurable per category:

    • Administrators: r | w
    • Registered Users: r | w

    Currently configurable system-wide:

    • Allow guests to post without logging in
    • Allow guests to search without logging in

    Now I want tho add the post-privilege for guests into category-dependent and add read-privilege as following:

    Configuration per category:

    • Administrators: r | w
    • Registered Users: r | w
    • Guests: r | w

    Configuration system-wide:

    • Allow guests to search without logging in

    My problem with current configuration is a) no category-dependent settings for guests and b) I can't have a category with write-permission for admin only but visible for guests also (like I would like to have my announcements).


  • GNU/Linux Admin

    • Guests: r | w

    You know, that actually makes a lot of sense. It wouldn't be a user group, per se, like "Registered Users" and "Administrators" are, but it's more cohesive than having a separate global checkbox like it is now. Good idea.


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