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MAKING FORUM SO YOU MUST REGISTER


1. Ok, i have just made my forum, i need to make it so that EVERYONE must login to view the board, basically register before they can view it. ASAP help thank you!

2. How do i make a section in forums pass protected as well?

Please reply in detail where to go, thank you



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Hello Synful Syndicate Welcome to Support, and Runboard.
Right now your board is set at
The membership is attained on a writing a single message basis.

So you have found where to change the settings. However you have this set so no one can see into your board, so they will not be able to write a message.

{Ok I just noticed you have changed this setting now}

To do the settings that you wish.
>Control Panel
>Manage your board.
>Security Management
>Advanced Security Settings
>Read Access check Logged-in-users

The controls to make them password protected are also there.
Scroll down to select which forum you wish to do this too, and then
>Check Password. Fill in the space there what you wish the password to be.
Dont forget to select change security preferences.

Hope this helps.

When you have replied to this post I will move it to Q&A.


Edit: changed "password to me" to "password to be", because I thought it might be confusing to leave as-is. ;-)

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 emoticon Must have been thinking of myself. emoticon

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Nah, I thought someone might read your typo and think you wanted them to give you the password. emoticon

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 emoticon that too. Ohhh my bad. emoticon

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Hi Lesa,

We are having a problem right now with people not being able to find out how to apply for membership to NAR. The "sign up" link on our home page only sends them for membership with Runboard. Is there a way to have a link on our home page that says and is for an application to NAR also?

Thank you so much!
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Hi Had,

Your "How to Join" forum is clearly labeled and visible, and I'm able to view it while I'm logged out, which is good. However, I can see where the how-to post might be confusing for newcomers, especially if they're not internet-savvy.

A lot of people mistakenly believe that creating an account will automatically make them a member of the board they wanted to join. Since you require admin approval before someone has posting privileges, it should be clarified in your how-to post that 'registering an account' and 'applying for membership' are two separate steps.

Where it says, "Also, please add a short description on your application about what has brought you to..." most people will probably think "application" refers to the registration form where they create their account, and wonder why they're not seeing a place to add their short description.

I think the best thing to do would be to re-write the how-to post, starting with a short description of the steps for quick reference, followed by a more in-depth explanation for anyone who needs it. For example (you might want to re-word it):

quote:

1) Create a free Runboard account
You'll need one to post at NAR. See steps below, in the detailed instructions.

2) Submit an application to NAR
This is needed in addition to creating your Runboard account. We require this extra step to protect our members from potential harassment.

3) Check your email for approval
When your membership application is either accepted or denied, you'll receive an email to let you know.


Detailed instructions:


1) Create a Runboard account

1a) Fill out ]this registration form, etc...

* Explain the other steps here *


2) Submit an application to NAR

To bring up the application, click on the "New Topic" or "Add a Reply" link, as though you are going to make a post. If you're not yet a member of this board, this will bring up the application form. Please add a short description... etc etc.


3) Check your email for approval

Once you receive an email to say your application has been accepted, you'll be able to post at NAR. Please be patient, etc.


I hope this helps.


Edit to add: Where it says to PM you with questions, you can have your username link to the PM composition page, with your username pre-filled as the recipient, like this:

... send a PM to Enough9 ...

Just click "Quote" on this post to get the code, if you need it.

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quote:

Lesigner Girl wrote:

Hi Had,

Your "How to Join" forum is clearly labeled and visible, and I'm able to view it while I'm logged out, which is good. However, I can see where the how-to post might be confusing for newcomers, especially if they're not internet-savvy.

A lot of people mistakenly believe that creating an account will automatically make them a member of the board they wanted to join. Since you require admin approval before someone has posting privileges, it should be clarified in your how-to post that 'registering an account' and 'applying for membership' are two separate steps.

Where it says, "Also, please add a short description on your application about what has brought you to..." most people will probably think "application" refers to the registration form where they create their account, and wonder why they're not seeing a place to add their short description.

I think the best thing to do would be to re-write the how-to post, starting with a short description of the steps for quick reference, followed by a more in-depth explanation for anyone who needs it. For example (you might want to re-word it):

quote:

1) Create a free Runboard account
You'll need one to post at NAR. See steps below, in the detailed instructions.

2) Submit an application to NAR
This is needed in addition to creating your Runboard account. We require this extra step to protect our members from potential harassment.

3) Check your email for approval
When your membership application is either accepted or denied, you'll receive an email to let you know.


Detailed instructions:


1) Create a Runboard account

1a) Fill out ]this registration form, etc...

* Explain the other steps here *


2) Submit an application to NAR

To bring up the application, click on the "New Topic" or "Add a Reply" link, as though you are going to make a post. If you're not yet a member of this board, this will bring up the application form. Please add a short description... etc etc.


3) Check your email for approval

Once you receive an email to say your application has been accepted, you'll be able to post at NAR. Please be patient, etc.


I hope this helps.


Edit to add: Where it says to PM you with questions, you can have your username link to the PM composition page, with your username pre-filled as the recipient, like this:

... send a PM to Enough9 ...

Just click "Quote" on this post to get the code, if you need it.



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HI Lesa,

Its Had again. I signed up as a new member, "livefree", to see if I could join NAR. This is the message I received when I tried to access the General Forum. There was no link there to apply for membership to NAR. This must be something new that I accidentally caused last week when I changed our security settings so that you have to apply to be able to read and write at the personal forums.

Thank you,
Had

Sorry, no access.
The reason is you don't have access to this particular forum.
You must be a member of this particular forum in order to read.
The membership is attained on a board membership basis.


 
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