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Occasional Contributor mbiel
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Disallow answers in a category or Board

Hi,

is it somehow possible to disallow answers in a specific Category or Board for all users?
Creating new Topics should still be possible.

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

Hi @mbiel,

Yes,  you can disable solutions at the node level. Just go to Admin > Features > Accepted Solutions for the category or board.

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

Thanks @lilim , but my intention was to block all replies in general, not just accepting of solutions.

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

Yes, that is possible. You would leave the Topics -> Start topics permission enabled and deny the Posts -> Submit posts permissions for the role you want to be able to start topics only. See below screenshot for how this would look:

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

Hi @Claudius ,

thank you for your reply. This looks like a quite obvious solution. I just tried it but it doesn't work as expected. I've set the rights for all users to the following:

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At first it looks fine. The answer button ist disabled, but if a normal registered user now tries to create a new topic he has not enough access rights.

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As soon as I allow "Submit posts" again, it's working.
So why do we have separate rights for topic and posts if creating topics requires posts too? 😕

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

Interesting. I also tried the above but I set "submit posts" to explicit grant rather than default grant - but it was the same result.

If the permissions are coupled like that, you may need to use CSS to hide the reply buttons from the board.

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Re: Disallow answers in a category or Board

I thought there was a way to hide the reply button using css and then set this for the note.

We use this on one of our categories, let me know if you are interested in more info and I will ping our developer. 😃

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