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Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:02pm
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Hi,

My categories no longer show up on my forum. I've already tried to change the category and board controls to no avail. What I'm trying to achieve is to make my forum readable only. However, I still want guest to be able to see the various boards.

http://www.oceanbound.ca/yabb2/YaBB.pl

Suggestions welcome.

Thank you
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Re: Guest can no longer view categories
Reply #1 - Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:28pm
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kaseli wrote on Dec 2nd, 2011 at 11:02pm:
Hi,

My categories no longer show up on my forum. I've already tried to change the category and board controls to no avail. What I'm trying to achieve is to make my forum readable only. However, I still want guest to be able to see the various boards.

http://www.oceanbound.ca/yabb2/YaBB.pl

Suggestions welcome.

Thank you
Marco

Did you accidentally disable guest access? It seems that you did. If so, just uncheck that box. Then test it by logging out.

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TheServerGeek wrote on Dec 3rd, 2011 at 2:55am:
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Disable Guest access?  unchecked
Enable Guest Posting?  unchecked

Good Luck
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Reply #2 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 2:55am
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Disable Guest access?  unchecked
Enable Guest Posting? áunchecked

Good Luck
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Reply #3 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 3:16am
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Shouldn't that be 'Disable All Guest Access'? uncheck
  

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Reply #4 - Dec 3rd, 2011 at 3:25am
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whoops !

thanks
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Reply #5 - Dec 6th, 2011 at 12:12pm
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TheServerGeek wrote on Dec 3rd, 2011 at 2:55am:
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Disable Guest access? áunchecked
Enable Guest Posting? áunchecked

Good Luck
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Yes, they are unchecked! They still don't show.
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 12:17am
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kaseli wrote on Dec 7th, 2011 at 11:13pm:
JonB wrote on Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:57am:
@ kaseli -

In Categories or Boards -

do you have any groups selected as "allowed to view"???

- If you do, it will automatically eliminate Guests, as they can never belong to a group. (Guests are NOT a group - they are a user that fails all tests. i.e. dos not have a valid YaBB cookie)

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That is exactly what happened. Thank you. I thought I'd do the right thing by marking everyone as allowed to view, but as you explained that excluded those that hadn't registered yet.


Previous, and now irrelevant ...

kaseli wrote on Dec 6th, 2011 at 12:12pm:
TheServerGeek wrote on Dec 3rd, 2011 at 2:55am:
Admin Center > Members

Disable Guest access? áunchecked
Enable Guest Posting? áunchecked

Good Luck
Cool


Yes, they are unchecked! They still don't show.

Okay, someone here can clarify this, but I seem to recall that missing icons for categories can suddenly disappear when permissions have been incorrectly given, or they've become corrupted for some reason.

So ... maybe you can check those permissions?

You might want to check your path settings as well to make sure that they're correct. It probably should look like the following:

./Templates

If anyone here can confirm or correct me, please do. Thanks.


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Re: Guest can no longer view categories
Reply #7 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:57am
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@ kaseli -

In Categories or Boards -

do you have any groups selected as "allowed to view"???

- If you do, it will automatically eliminate Guests, as they can never belong to a group. (Guests are NOT a group - they are a user that fails all tests. i.e. dos not have a valid YaBB cookie)

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Reply #8 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:30pm
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I will add that the 'allowed to view' one is easy to mess up. The method of selection is almost counter-intuitive. (as in 'none selected' means anybody can view)
  

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Reply #9 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 7:57pm
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same at my forum, dunno what i've deleted or clicked wrong but no view for non-registered peeps anymore....
is there a easy way to add the 'guest' account again ?
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 10:03pm
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@ pleasurehome -

There is no 'Guest' account, it is a visitor to your forum area that does not have a valid YaBB cookie. YaBB cookies are ONLY created by logging in.

SO -

A 'Guest' can be EITHER

1. - a member whose cookie on that browser has expired.

OR

2. - Someone who is visiting the forum, but has never registered and/or logged in.


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Reply #11 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 11:13pm
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JonB wrote on Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:57am:
@ kaseli -

In Categories or Boards -

do you have any groups selected as "allowed to view"???

- If you do, it will automatically eliminate Guests, as they can never belong to a group. (Guests are NOT a group - they are a user that fails all tests. i.e. dos not have a valid YaBB cookie)

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That is exactly what happened. Thank you. I thought I'd do the right thing by marking everyone as allowed to view, but as you explained that excluded those that hadn't registered yet.
  
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Reply #12 - Dec 7th, 2011 at 11:45pm
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@ Kaseli -

Great, I am glad you have that fixed now

Good Luck with your forum
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