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Fixed

Users are not allowed to enter a private forum..

Sandeep L 9 years ago • updated by Vladimir Mullagaliyev (co-founder) 9 years ago 13
I created a forum and made it private on my trial Power account. Now when i invite people to test the forum, they are able to get the invite & create their accounts, but are blocked from access to the forum since i have marked it private.
Is the meaning of private forum --> Allow users whose email i have specified access to the forum? if i make a forum public, any user who knows the URL will be able to see all the postings which is not desirable.

Pls help me resolve this.

-Sandeep

Answer

Answer
Fixed
Hello Sandeep.
Problem found and fixed.
You have added 2 private users (without you): vshenoy... and sumashrik...
But registered only 1 user vshenoy. Does he have access to the forum?
Vladimir,
Look at chandra.userecho.com project. Here I have invited 4 users and 2 users registered (I used another email and invited my self), but we see the "this forum is private" message if i make this forum private.
Sandeep, I checked it but found only one login problem (ranuar...). This account not activated and email not confirmed.
If problem not resolved please make a private forum and temporarily invite me to the forum. I will check everything.
My email vmullagaliyev [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks Vladimir. I will create a private forum now and invite you. Lets test.
Vladimir, your email id is already registered on this site, so you would not get an invite email now right ? So dont know if you would see the same issue. privateForums.userecho.com is the new forum i created for our test.
Sandeep, thank you very mutch!
I found problem and fixed it. Please try again.
Thanks Vladimir. Works now.
Sandeep, also you can use domain mask like '@yourdomain.com'. All users with the emails of the domain will have access to the forum.
Will all users of the domian say @ibm.com get an invite email ?
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Vladimir, also is it possible for me to "lock" a forum once say a beta test feedback collection is done so that only admins will be able to access / see all postings in that forum?
If you create a forum, make it private and add admins. That only admins can see it until you invite your users. If I understand correctly, you want it? Just do not invite users in this forum.
>> Will all users of the domian say @ibm.com get an invite email ?
No, invitation is not sent, because We do not know all the addresses in that domain.
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My scenario is - i will invite bunch of users for discussion and say a month later, i will remove them and will keep these discussions accessible to all us admins forever to refer to. So 'users' are temporary, they come and go when i need. Anyway i can manage this by removing users manually. Thanks Vladimir.
Answer
Fixed
Hello Sandeep.
Problem found and fixed.