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Reality check--block posting
Feb 20th, 2011 at 4:49pm
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I have a member that needs a reality check. I would prefer not to delete their account but rather, would like to implement some procedure that would prevent them from placing posts. Is there any way to do this without deleting the account?

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Reply #1 - Feb 20th, 2011 at 5:27pm
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create and place them in a membergroup that has limited permissions
  
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I think that might work and I like the idea but I still have to give that group a member title to display. That could get a little sticky since they would be placed in this group for violating posting rules right? How can I bypass that? Does the system require you to title each group for display?

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Reply #3 - Feb 20th, 2011 at 7:37pm
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Hi,

You can have them appear as normal users by unchecking this option when adding the group:

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If you uncheck this option, the stars, title and color of this Member Group are hidden, therefore they will look like regular users. NOTE: This does not apply to post-dependent groups, whose stars/title/colors cannot be hidden.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 20th, 2011 at 8:35pm
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Ok so I have to add the group in "Post independent member groups" then right? This is where I've already created some various groups for my boards in the past. I can call it anything I want since it won't be displayed as long as I uncheck the correct options.

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Reply #5 - Feb 20th, 2011 at 8:48pm
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Yep. That's right...
  
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Reply #6 - Feb 21st, 2011 at 12:04am
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Ok I think I got this--just one more question. I created the group which then appeared under "Position". I then selected that group for this member and updated the profile. Hopefully that should do it right?

Thanks for all the help. This little feature will come in very handy for me in the future if it works as planned.

  
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Reply #7 - Feb 21st, 2011 at 1:45am
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crazydiamond wrote on Feb 21st, 2011 at 12:04am:
Ok I think I got this--just one more question. I created the group which then appeared under "Position". I then selected that group for this member and updated the profile. Hopefully that should do it right?

Yep, that's the way to do it - You've got it.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 22nd, 2011 at 5:18pm
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Thanks so much for your help--really appreciated  Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 22nd, 2011 at 5:28pm
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No problem. Smiley
  
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