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Not Solved Having problems closing a thread
#1
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I am trying to close a thread, but cannot get it to work. (This is the first time I have tried to do this; I am still in testing mode on my forum.)

I am running MyBB 1.8.15.

I am logged in as a member of Moderators. I have checked that all the relevant boxes are ticked in the group's permissions ("Moderate new posts?", " Moderate new threads?", etc.)

I have tried the following:

- Replied to the thread I wished to close. On the page where you compose the reply, I ticked the box "Close Thread: prevent further posting in this thread" just below the big text area.

- On the thread's page, I used the Moderator Options dropdown to choose "Open / Close Thread", and then clicked the adjacent Go button.

In both cases, nothing happened. There was no indication that the thread had been closed. I was still able to post to the thread. That was also the case when I logged in as an ordinary user.

I must have missed something somewhere, but cannot see what. I would be grateful for any help.

Mike
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#2
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Hi,

Can we get a link to your forum to have a look?

One thing is, I'm fairly certain you are misunderstanding what the "moderate new threads/posts" options do. These options mean that new posts from users in these groups don't automatically get approved, instead they go to the moderation queue.

Thanks
Tom
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#3
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It's normal if you're able to reply to closed threads when they're closed. Can you actually confirm they're being closed by using the "Edit/View Thread Notes"? It should be just above "Open/Close Thread". If your thread is closed it should appear in the Moderation Logs.
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#4
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Thank you both for your replies.


Quote:One thing is, I'm fairly certain you are misunderstanding what the "moderate new threads/posts" options do. These options mean that new posts from users in these groups don't automatically get approved, instead they go to the moderation queue.

Tom, you're right. I had misunderstood that. Thanks for clarifying.


Quote:It's normal if you're able to reply to closed threads when they're closed.

Wires, so you are saying that a moderator can still post to a closed thread, but ordinary members can't? Yes, I have just done a test that confirms that.

It's a pity that it is not more obvious to a moderator that a thread is closed. As far as I can see, the only indication of that is the small "locked thread" icon in the list of threads. I'll have to see if I can do something to make it more prominent.

Anyway, thanks to both of you for your help. I'm happy that the problem is now resolved.

Mike
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