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Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« on: November 05, 2019, 04:24:30 pm »
Sorry this is a pretty dumb question. A long time ago I managed to remove the 'Sticky' option for users posting on my forum, so only I as Admin had the ability to make threads sticky/pin threads. However, I've since forgotten how to edit the 'Attachment and other options' tab when for users on 'Start new topic.'


I've noticed users still have the 'Lock topic' option, I want to remove this as well. So how do I go about doing this?


I've tried adjusting user permissions and unselecting 'Lock own thread' and 'Lock others threads' but this doesn't seem to have worked.


I vaguely remember there was a second step that had to be done, but not sure exactly what.


Sorry its a basic question but hoping you can help?


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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 05:52:58 pm »
Are you logged in as a user? when testing?

The lock topic is controlled by permissions on a membergroup level in most cases unless you switched a board to have board level permissions.
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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2019, 06:01:53 pm »
Are you logged in as a user? when testing?

The lock topic is controlled by permissions on a membergroup level in most cases unless you switched a board to have board level permissions.

Hi there,

Apologies for the long delay in getting back to you.

Yes that's right - I created a 'registered member' account on my forum (a regular/non-admin account) in order to fine tune my forum/test for bugs/errors for future regular members. When making a new post with the 'registered member' account I then realised that I could lock my own threads as a regular user.

I then logged in with my Admin account in order to uncheck 'Lock threads' in board level permissions. However, this doesn't seem to make any difference. I continue to see the option 'Lock Thread' under Attachments and other options when I make a new post as a regular member (non-admin).

A few months ago I somehow managed to remove the 'Sticky thread' option in 'Attachments and other options' but I have forgetten how, as a good few months have since passed.

I basically want the options for regular users to be exactly the same as I see them on this forum - only 3 options - 'Notify me of replies,' 'Don't uer smileys' and 'Return to this topic.'

Anyway I will play around with my forum settings to see if I can re-discover how it was done last time. I will update you on here when I get time.

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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 04:44:48 pm »
Okay, I've discovered the problem, and for some reason it seems to be an issue on this forum as well. But I'm not entirely sure how you can manage it, apart from warning members.



I'm trying to get a board to be BOTH 'No Polls' and 'No 'Lock' for regular members.


In other words - on these particular boards on my forum, I want regular users neither to be able to lock threads NOR post polls.


As you probably already know with this forum...Manage permissions > General permissions states: "changing  (membergroup) board permissions will affect all boards currently assigned the "Default" permissions profile. Boards not using the "Default" profile will not be affected by changes to this page..."


This is where the problem lies. 'Default' board permissions ALLOWS Polls by default and the 'No Polls' permission ALLOWS 'Lock Thread' by default.


(I've also tried setting board permissions to 'No Lock.' This removes the lock option in 'Attachment and other options' when creating a new post but still allows the polls).


To cut a long story short, I want to know if there's a way to both remove the 'Lock thread' AND 'Polls' button at the same time or are all forums stuck with either/or?


Many thanks!

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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 02:33:15 pm »
Still waiting for an answer...

Can anyone help me?

Is there any way to create a board with NO POLLS and NO LOCK THREAD in 'Attachments and other options'?

Or are you stuck with one or the other?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 02:38:29 pm by New_User »

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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 02:34:12 pm »
In other words I want a board which DOES NOT have 'Polls' as an option (the 'Poll' button should not even appear at the top) and there should be no option to 'Lock threads' either

I want to remove both options for registered users on a particular board I have on my forum...

Thanks!
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 02:39:52 pm by New_User »

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Re: Dumb question: Removing 'Lock thread' for users...
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 03:05:13 pm »
yes you can you have to switch permissions to board level then you can enable and disable permissions like that
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