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tamak
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is it possible to have my forum allow ALL users to (by default) just access the full forum with read only access?

if not, can I pre-fill the username and password fields and then have javascript perform the login form submission,thereby giving each user automatic (read only) access from a generic 'account' I create?

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tha_watcha
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10 years ago
Yes it is Possible you have to modify the Member Access Mask, and set it to read only
tamak
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Originally Posted by: tha_watcha 

Yes it is Possible you have to modify the Member Access Mask, and set it to read only

I've changed the access masks so that "NO ACCESS" and "READ ONLY ACCESS" has 'read' set to TRUE.

But when I try to access the URL of an existing forum it just prompts me to login instead of allowing me to 'read' / view the material there.

if it matters, im using version 1.9.3.

again, what Im after is a solution where a general / anonymous user is allowed to see all the content / material / forums and underlying posts. whether it is through javascript to 'login' the user automatically (on page load) or through something in the forum admin (rules for user access to content).

tha_watcha
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10 years ago
Originally Posted by: tamak 

Originally Posted by: tha_watcha 

Yes it is Possible you have to modify the Member Access Mask, and set it to read only

I've changed the access masks so that "NO ACCESS" and "READ ONLY ACCESS" has 'read' set to TRUE.

But when I try to access the URL of an existing forum it just prompts me to login instead of allowing me to 'read' / view the material there.

if it matters, im using version 1.9.3.

again, what Im after is a solution where a general / anonymous user is allowed to see all the content / material / forums and underlying posts. whether it is through javascript to 'login' the user automatically (on page load) or through something in the forum admin (rules for user access to content).

But did you also assign the Access Masks to the Guest Role?

  1. Go to Admin -> Settings -> Forums (yourforumdomain.com/yaf_admin_forums.aspx)

  2. Click on Edit on the Forum you wish to Edit

  3. On the Bottom Of the Page There is the "Edit Forum" Area where you find a List of all Roles (Groups) of your Forum and on the Right Are the Access Masks.

  4. You need to assign the Read Only Access Mask to the Guests Role

tamak
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10 years ago
Originally Posted by: tha_watcha 

Originally Posted by: tamak 

Originally Posted by: tha_watcha 

Yes it is Possible you have to modify the Member Access Mask, and set it to read only

I've changed the access masks so that "NO ACCESS" and "READ ONLY ACCESS" has 'read' set to TRUE.

But when I try to access the URL of an existing forum it just prompts me to login instead of allowing me to 'read' / view the material there.

if it matters, im using version 1.9.3.

again, what Im after is a solution where a general / anonymous user is allowed to see all the content / material / forums and underlying posts. whether it is through javascript to 'login' the user automatically (on page load) or through something in the forum admin (rules for user access to content).

But did you also assign the Access Masks to the Guest Role?

sorry, forgot to include that -- yes, for each forum I have the Guest Role set to READ ONLY ACCESS. Any other ideas for what I need to try? Thanks for any help you can provide - its greatly appreciated!

tha_watcha
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10 years ago
Quote:

But when I try to access the URL of an existing forum it just prompts me to login instead of allowing me to 'read' / view the material there.

Can you take a look at the Host Settings, it looks like you turned on the Option "Require User Login" under Login Settings.

tamak
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Originally Posted by: tha_watcha 

Quote:

But when I try to access the URL of an existing forum it just prompts me to login instead of allowing me to 'read' / view the material there.

Can you take a look at the Host Settings, it looks like you turned on the Option "Require User Login" under Login Settings.

WOW. i hadn't been logging in as the HOSTADMIN - so i wasnt seeing the 'host settings' option... all is taken care of now, thanks so much for your help.