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I am looking to set "Approve" forum post, how may I do that?
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If you haven't already figured it out… use the "Permissions Tree Editor".

I would give you a little more detail as to where to find it, but I'm currently fighting a Critical Error that rendered my Admin panel inoperative.

If you do a search in your admin panel it should show exactly where is it. If I remember correctly you will want to choose the second one from the bottom choice (something about vetted) in the dropdown for the usergroup.

I went through this exact same permissions thing 3 days ago.

Steve
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HI Sholzy,

I see it, better if it were name by its function, "Approve." It is the very last dropdown named, "Administrate/Moderate."

I hope you get that problem resolved. I had a problem like that and I just logged out and restarted Firerfox, and it resolved. That critical error scares me as I am testing out ocPortal for a client. Seemingly there are so many parts to this that can go wrong.


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HI Sholzy,

I see it, better if it were name by its function, "Approve." It is the very last dropdown named, "Administrate/Moderate."

Reserve "Administrate/Moderate" for your Admin/Moderator groups.

If you set a normal usergroup to "Administrate/Moderate" they will have full powers to really create havoc to your forum. For a normal usergroup it would be better to use "Unvetted add/Self-edit".

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I hope you get that problem resolved. I had a problem like that and I just logged out and restarted Firerfox, and it resolved. That critical error scares me as I am testing out ocPortal for a client. Seemingly there are so many parts to this that can go wrong.

Don't be scared. ocPortal seems to be pretty robust and will tell you what caused the problems. Support is top-notch, with bug fixes (in my experiences) were within a few hours.

Chris Graham is right on top of things. On this critical error, Chris had a bug fix emailed to me before I even knew there was a problem! How's that for service?   :thumbs:  Well, it did help that I had the "email ocPortal on errors" enabled.  ;)

Short story: This problem was the result of the Gallery addon install that would not create the database tables. I finally imported the tables from my test server and was able to regain access.

Chris sent a fix, but for some unknown reason it just would not work for me.

In testing this more, we discovered another possible bug in the addon installer which he had a fix in my inbox within a short time. I'll be testing this fix very shortly.

Steve
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Hello Steve,

Thank you for the details and in particular, being scared on something going wrong. About approving post before they are published, how is that done? You can see that the labeling convention on this is confusing. The term, "moderate" normally implies that post will be approved first prior to making public, however this seems not to be the case with ocPortal drop down option for forum permissions.


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Caps-

Select Module: forumview in the Forums Zone in the Permissions Tree Editor. For any usergroup that you do not wish to moderate, make sure that "Bypass post validation" and "Bypass topic validation" are set to '+'(the second is for no moderation of new topics).

Then make sure the settings are the same in each forum, as appropriate, but expanding the Forum home and any forums beneath.

Remember that you probably do not want to provide any access to "Staff" forums or other restricted use forums.

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Hi Bob,

I am new to ocPortal and can not find the path you give. While in the edit forum -  I do see permissions. Here are the privileges:

Usergroup

Presets:     View access     Make post     Bypass post validation     Edit own post     Edit post     Delete own post     Delete post     Add topic     Bypass topic validation     Edit own topic     Edit topic     Delete own topic     Delete topic

Others here and myself, find this to be not very self explanatory. Why does an "Appove first" function have to be so difficult to implement?

That matrix is also confusing: is "view access" and "read only" not redundant?


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Greetings,

Please go to…
Security Menu > Global Privileges

In that menu…
Submissions

Give the usergroups desired permissions for Submit low-impact content and Submit mid-impact content. That should grant them the ability to submit to most areas without needing validation, thus pre-approved. It is up to you about high-impact content. This affects general site.

For forums themselves (useful if you want to set different permissions per forum and such)…

Structure > Forum > Edit Forum
Go down to and expand Permissions

Then simply give permissions to…
Make Post
Bypass Topic Validation
… and whatever else desired!

Hope this was helpful! And best of luck!

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View Access is simply a permission giving the group access to view the forum.

Read Only is a permission preset that selects only the View Access permission for that group. There are other presets that select multiple and different permissions. Add/Post/Submit gives posting privileges but they have to be validated. Unvetted Add/Self Edit gives posting privileges without the need to be validated. But you might want to disable them from deleting posts.

If you want to have to approve posts, have a - for Bypass Topic Validation for that user group.

If you do not want to have to approve posts, have a + for Bypass Topic Validation for that user group.

Legends of Nor'Ova: A site powered by ocPortal; home of the Legends of Nor'Ova tabletop RPG wiki and community.

Like ocPortal? Want to thank Chris and gang somehow? Then help out in the chat room! It really needs your help! Just open it in a tab everytime you open your web browser, and when you hear a "ding", check it out!

"Those who want help should first be willing to give help."
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Hi Mythus,

The both post are very helpful, the second one nailed it.

Thank you,

Caps
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Either you (“Caps”) have lost access between the time of the link you clicked appearing and now, you have found a bug, or you are jumping into URLs. said


Permissions is set to: allow member to post, bypass = "-"

A member can post but it has to be approved first.
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I'm sorry, I am not understanding… first I assume that you are having an issue from the quote, but if wrong forgive me…

Do you have Make Post with a + or a -?
+ gives them permission to make a post.
- says that they cannot make a post.

Do you have Bypass Topic Validation with a + or a -?
+ says that the post they just made is instantly approved.
- says that a moderator or staff member, or administrator must first approve the post before it will show up.

You do have View Access checked right? Without that, no one can even view the forum.

Please note, you need to do that for any usergroup, not just one usergroup. Administrators are the exception as they have all permissions. If you got that quote, it is likely your session timed out, though I could be wrong.

Legends of Nor'Ova: A site powered by ocPortal; home of the Legends of Nor'Ova tabletop RPG wiki and community.

Like ocPortal? Want to thank Chris and gang somehow? Then help out in the chat room! It really needs your help! Just open it in a tab everytime you open your web browser, and when you hear a "ding", check it out!

"Those who want help should first be willing to give help."
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