(Resolved) Possible permissions issue with Main Board

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  • #300175
    MarFisk
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    I’m not sure how this is supposed to work (been too long), but wanted to make sure the main board was supposed to be open for everyone to read and just the comments limited to members. I had thought more of the board was private to group members, but as I said, may just be misremembering it. My default browser setting reset so the below link popped up in the wrong browser, which is where the question comes in.

    2 month challenges

    She remakes mechanical devices, and he dreams of becoming a steamship captain in The Steamship Chronicles. Book 1 is free in eBook.
    https://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com/the-steamship-chronicles/

    #300672
    Dreamers Cove
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    The old FM forum did have different settings on some of the boards. Which were different from the old OLD FM forum.

    In the old OLD FM forum most of the boards were visible only to those logged in. However, the main board and a few others were visible to browsers. I remember that because I read through those a little bit to see what kind of writing community this was before I registered and joined. I’d been burned before, and was gun-shy about joining a community blind. I quickly saw that FM was different. So, when I was initially setting the permissions to the various boards here I had that on my mind.

    Currently all boards under the “Main Lobby” are visible and readable to everyone. This helps us not only with search engine rankings (as the bots are seeing that this place is active, therefore giving us a higher ranking), but mostly to give outsiders some sort of an idea of what we are all about.

    The “Main Lobby” boards cannot be posted to anonymously. They are set to read-only to anyone not logged in. So, no need to worry about a huge problem with spam.

    All other boards cannot be entered unless a person is registered and logged in. They can only see the title and description of the board. If they try to enter, they are redirected to the log-in page.

    Anyone not logged in who tries to get into a topic from the “Recent Posts” page is also redirected.

    I talked this over with Zette. We both agree that the other boards need to remain private to those who are registered and logged in. But it does benefit us to have the main board readable only. If anyone would like to talk about something more private we do have the other private boards.

    #300692
    MarFisk
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    Makes sense. I was just checking. And the combination of visible but not postable is lovely. Honestly, I joined FM so long ago, I can’t remember whether I checked into it before joining or whether I just did the fangirl thing with Holly being a familiar author ;).

    She remakes mechanical devices, and he dreams of becoming a steamship captain in The Steamship Chronicles. Book 1 is free in eBook.
    https://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com/the-steamship-chronicles/

    #300694
    Dreamers Cove
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    No problem! Setting this to resolved.

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