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Make ElkArte forums private.

Just got fresh install and was going through settings and such but didn't find anywhere how to make everything private. Private so that one need to login to see something else but login form. No boards no content before user logs in.

Is this possible from the settings or do this need to be done by other means?

Otherwise all is fine and dandy!

Thanks!

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #1
I think you can set that in board settings.

 

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #2
I think you can set that in board settings.

Didn't find any where anything like that and tried to search here for the matter and didn't come up anything .. and documentation is ... you know. :)

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #3
Found it!

Administration Center -> Features and Options -> General

Allow guests to browse the forum

Don't know how I missed it!

Need sleep .. maybe :P

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #4
Oh. One more thing have to ask, since with search found only couple years old thread about the crawlers and such ..

If whole forum is not accessible by guests are crawlers automatically stopped from snooping around?

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #5
Crawlers will have access to what guests have.
The fact the forum is not accessible will not stop them to try to access it. That's totally out of the control of the software.
Bugs creator.
Features destroyer.
Template killer.

Re: Make ElkArte forums private.

Reply #6
Thanks for the answer @emanuele !

I thought it would be like that, but one is better off when asks. I don't mind dem bugs scratching the front door.